So, now you’re wondering who the fuck Dakota Mayi Johnson is? You’ve seen the blond hair and are wondering what were they thinking? Oh, and what have I seen her in?
Born October 4, 1989 to Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, she’s 23 going on 24 (for those of you who are mathematically challenged like me). She’s also the step-daughter of Antonia Banderas, that’s seriously hot, or was that wrong?
She started modeling at 12 when she did a photo shoot for Teen Vogue. She started her acting career in with Crazy in Alabama where she and her step sister played the daughters of Melanie Griffith. Hmm, I’m not sure the would require a ton of acting skill. Since then she’s been Miss Golden Globe and been doing lots of modeling.
Her more popular films were The Social Network, 21 Jump Street and the Five Year Engagement.
In The Social Network she was Amelia Ritter, the girl who sleeps with Sean Parker (founder of Napster). She has some funny dialog in the movie. Here’s a clip.
In 21 Jump Street she was fugazy. I haven’t seen the movie, but with a name like that, I kinda like it. Mags tells me the movie was awesome though.
In the Five Year Engagement she was Audrey. If you’ve seen the movie, and it was pretty good. When Tom moves back to San Francisco he starts to see a hostess at the restaurant he’s working on, THAT is Dakota Johnson. If I’m remembering correctly, she was good at being the annoying clingy girlfriend.
Ok, so no major roles in the past, but she’s certainly been around quite a bit and I believe she’ll have the skills and the poise to make the role and to deal with the crazy Fifty Shades of Grey fans.
As for her looks, although I don’t see her as Ana in every image, there are definitely a few that jump out, where she has that innocent look that I picture Ana as having. I think she’ll do a great job with the role and I wish her and Charlie Hunnam luck!