Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and Dakota Johnson host Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris’ toast to Young Hollywood in support of The Roar Foundation Shambala Preserve on February 21st, 2017.
Check out the new behind the scenes photos of Dakota Johnson poses for Vanity Fair 2017. Pati Dubroff and Mark Townsend who works with Vanity Fair talk about working with Dakota Johnson on the set of the photoshooting.
Pati Dubroff on Natalie Portman and Dakota Johnson
Number of V.F. Hollywood covers: My first was in 2002, and this makes it my fifth time! Secret makeup weapon: For both ladies, I prepped the skin with Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Masks by 111 Skin and also used my handy facial-massage tools.
Secret weapon in general: Laura Mercier Candleglow Concealer and Highlighter pens for luminous brightness around eye area.
Favorite features on the stars: [For] Natalie, who is fiercely intelligent and politically aware, I love to enhance her golden-brown eyes with a tiny flick of liner on outer corners. Playing with bronze and golden tones can really bring out the gold in her eyes. Dakota is this delicious combination of sweet and badass, and it’s all about her lips—giving them subtle definition with a shade close to her natural lip tone.
Mark Townsend on Dakota Johnson
Number of V.F. Hollywood covers: I’ve assisted on many of the Hollywood covers in the late 90s, but this is my first Hollywood cover on my own.
Secret hair weapon: It’s no secret—I can’t go a day without Dove Dry Shampoo, for volume. It’s the only product I used on her hair for the cover shoot!
Secret weapon in general: I am able to achieve such great texture and movement in the hair with R Sessions Pro Tools Tidal Waver. It’s a double-barreled iron that creates loose bends in the hair.
Favorite features on the star: Every day I work with Dakota Johnson is my favorite day!
Daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, granddaughter of the chillest, most unattainable Hitchcock blonde of them all, Tippi Hedren, Dakota Johnson has pasted her own star into this Hollywood constellation. Early twinkles in Crazy in Alabama and The Social Network were the prelude to her breakout casting as the demure literary ingénue Anastasia Steele (yowza) in the screen adaptation of E. L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, the fiction sensation that got women worldwide thrumming.
Following Fifty Shades of Grey is the forthcoming Fifty Shades Darker, and, if civilization prevails, Fifty Shades: The Wrath of Khan. It is outside the pallor and dolor of Fifty Shades that Johnson gets to strut a fuller stride, as Rebel Wilson’s avid sidekick in How to Be Single and as the sun-streaked temptress in Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash. For her next daredevil mission, Johnson will be en pointe in Guadagnino’s remake of the horror cult classic Suspiria, as a ballerina who joins a mysterioso dance academy presided over by her sub-lunar co-star from A Bigger Splash, Tilda Swinton—it doesn’t get more ooga-booga than that.
Dakota Johnson is set to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on May 3rd. The show airs at 11:35PM EST.
When a movie is titled How To Be Single, you can get away with a lot of questions not normally encouraged at film junkets. Which is why the surprisingly shy and soft-spoken Dakota Johnson is dutifully trying to come up with an anecdote about her best and worst date ever.
“I haven’t really been on a lot of dates, I’ve only been in long-term relationships,” the 26-year-old actress says hesitantly, fully aware of the irony, given the film’s title. “But I did go skydiving with one of my boyfriends and I thought that was an interesting choice for him because he could have killed me,” she muses. And the worst date? “I got broken up with once, when I was wearing a Halloween costume,” Johnson begins, adding in anticipation of the question she knows is coming, “I was dressed as Steve Jobs but I’m not sure that had anything to do with it!”
How To Be Single stars Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann as four women living in New York City, discovering the right and wrong way to be single. Think Sex and the Citymeets Bridget Jones’ Diary as Lucy (Brie) is shopping for a husband online, Robin (Wilson) will sleep with anyone who wants a one-night stand, Alice (Johnson) wants her old boyfriend back and Meg (Mann) has no time for relationships and is having a baby on her own. Continue reading Dakota Johnson Interviews with The Sydney Morning Herald
Dakota Johnson’s idea of a good time: reading. Alone. In the tub. That idea would be anathema to Alice, the co-dependant suddenly-solo Manhattan dweller she plays in “How To Be Single,” opening Friday. The comedy deals with the travails of dating and co-stars Alison Brie as Lucy, who embarks on an often-desperate, frequently ill-advised and always amusing quest to find the perfect man. Johnson’s Alice, meanwhile, adrift in the big city, is befriended by Robin (Rebel Wilson), who hooks up, drinks up, and still sort-of makes it to work sort-of on time.
“The things that she does are not things that I do,” says Johnson of Alice. “It’s fun to think about going out and partying and having different relationships with people. I’ve been in long term relationships mostly so I’m more used to that.” Johnson, the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, has emerged as a fashion icon (those red lips!) and critically respected actress; she headlined the erotic thriller “Fifty Shades of Grey,” opposite Jamie Dornan. Of course, being famous means talking about herself ad nauseum, something that doesn’t come naturally to Johnson. “I don’t know who I am anymore,” she jokes, after a day of interviews. “It’s definitely not easy. It’s always weird to talk over and over about the same thing. I feel crazy but the other person doesn’t. So I feel like a psycho.” Continue reading Dakota Johnson Interview with AOL!