On the occasion of his appearance on the cover of the magazine vanityfair, for the July 2022 issue, Dakota Johnson opened up about her experience filming the trilogy Fifty Shades, Based on the novels by EL James.
Seven years after the premiere of the first film in the erotic saga, the 32-year-old actress reflected on how the filming process was. In addition, she confessed that the realization of Fifty Shades of Grey was “complicated” and that he “wouldn’t have done it” if he had known how “chaotic” the filming process would be:
I am a sexual person and when I am interested in something, I want to know a lot about it. That’s why I made those great nude movies.
However, the interpreter The social network said he agreed to participate to shoot a very different version of the film’s final outcome, something he attributes to a number of internal factors, most notably the degree of creative control from James during production, with whom Johnson had a series of disagreements when the film was made. The author demanded that the scenes be adapted to the exact specifications of her books:
He had a lot of creative control, he demanded that certain things happen. There were parts of the books that just didn’t work on film, like the interior monologue, which was incredibly cheesy at times. It was always a battle.
As for the rumors circulating about Johnson and co-star Jamie Dornan feuding, the actress cleared up the speculation:
There was never a time when we didn’t get along. I know he’s weird, but he’s like a brother to me. I love him so, so, so much. And really, we were there for each other. We had to really trust each other and protect each other.
This is the first time that Johnson has been completely honest about the disagreements that took place behind the scenes of the tapes that catapulted her to fame., Well, the actress mentioned that, previously, she had the obligation to promote the films, so revealing some of those secrets, at that time, would have been inappropriate.
We’d do the shots she wanted to do and then we’d do the shots we wanted to do. The night before she would rewrite scenes with the old dialogue so she could add a line here and there. It was like chaos all the time.
But now that four years have passed since the release of the third and final installment, fifty shades freedJohnson is free to share his side of the story. However, despite her various disagreements with EL James, the actress said she did not regret her participation in the trilogy by playing her decisive role as Anastasia Steele:
No, I don’t think it’s a matter of regret. If I had known at the time that it was going to be like this, I don’t think anyone would have done it. It would have been like ‘Oh, this is psychotic’. But I do not regret.
Additionally, Dakota Johnson is beginning to shed her pivotal role in a string of critically acclaimed movies with strong performances, the most recent being the lost daughter, dancing for life Y Persuasion, adaptation of the homonymous novel by Jane Austen, which will be released on Netflix on July 15.