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Dakota Johnson Just Landed a Major Fragrance Campaign

Today, Gucci announced that Dakota Johnson will star in the fragrance campaign for Gucci Bloom–the first fragrance by creative director Alessandro Michele.

This is the 50 Shades star’s first time being the face of a perfume. Joining her are artist Petra Collins and model Hari Nef. All three will be shot by Glen Luchford (who also shot Gucci’s buzzy pre-fall campaign).

Stay tuned for the full campaign coming in August. Meanwhile, the fragrance will be available starting on May 3 at Saks.com and Gucci.com.

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Dakota Johnson To Host Vanity Fair and L’Oreal Paris Toast on Feb 21st

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.

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Interview, Recent News

Dakota Johnson Talks About “Fifty Shades Darker” & Others To Inquirer

Having wrapped up the last two “Fifty Shades” films and even finished shooting another movie, “Suspiria,” Dakota relishes having the time to spruce up her house in LA. Freed from the “Fifty Shades’” world of BDSM and sex toys, the actress told us she enjoys adding period-appropriate flourishes to her midcentury style abode.
Dressed in a simple black Shaina Mote top and skirt, Dakota updated us about “Suspiria,” Luca Guadagnino’s remake of a 1977 Italian horror flick directed by Dario Argento. She costars with Chloe Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton and Jessica Harper, who topbilled the original movie.
She also dished about hanging out with Jamie Dornan even when they were off the set of “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” which they shot back to back in Vancouver. “That is quite a lucky thing to have happened, especially in this situation, because we are so intimate and even the scenes that aren’t sexually explicit are emotionally intimate,” Dakota said.
James Foley took over from Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the first in the erotic romantic drama film series that cast Dakota and Jamie as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively.
Excerpts from our conversation:
Let’s talk about your other interests. You went back to dance because of your role in “Suspiria.” You’re also into architecture. How involved are you with these two passions of yours at this period in your life?
A lot with architecture because I’ve been working on my house for about a year now. That’s taking up a lot of my time. The ballet—not so much anymore, because we finished filming.
It’s not modern. But it’s expressionist dance and more, coupled with German expressionist dance from the ’30s and ’40s, like Mary Wigman. It’s not necessarily pretty, which goes with “Suspiria” (laughs).
What about architecture that interests you? 
I’ve only just started learning more about it because I became obsessed with midcentury houses.
These days, the kitchen has become the center of any house. Can you describe the kitchen in your new house? 
I love cooking so much. The kitchen in my house is actually hidden. It’s not really a hangout area. There’s not so much space. But I did pick a paint color the other day called “alligator alley.” I’m pretty proud of that (laughs).
Are you good at cooking? What do you like to cook? 
I quite like baking. I can do anything (laughs)—I grill stuff, steak, chicken, vegetables, pasta.

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Interview of Dakota and Jamie with Glamour Magazine Mexico

If the books were a success, the movies have taken millions of people around the world to absolute thrill. The relationship of Christian and Ana is distinguished by being passionate and full of conflicts, but with an unusual magnetism. If we believed that in the second part of the trilogy the two would fix their problems and happiness would arrive, surprised: there is still more drama.
Not only do we refer to their relationship, but we also meet Elena Lincoln (played by the great Kim Basinger), the woman who seduced Christian when he was only 15 and introduced him to the world of sadomasochism (it definitely gives a new meaning to knowing the ex of your boyfriend). There is jealousy, attraction, but the desire continues to overflow (the elevator scene we saw in the trailer will not let us lie).
It was a hot day in Los Angeles when we interviewed the two characters. Both Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan conveyed a sense of complicity and kept smiling at all the questions (and completing each other’s sentences). Want to know what’s new in the lives of your characters? That’s what they told us about the new movie:
The day we were waiting for finally arrived: the premiere of Fifty Shades. How did Ana’s and Christian’s relationship develop?
 
Jamie Dornan: The story of the second film begins four days after what happens at the end of the first one (when Ana leaves Christian and everything is uncertain). Despite the little time that has passed, they have already begun to feel the changes and adjustments in the relationship. On that occasion, everything is focused on developing them as a couple, wherever they go, even why they started.
Dakota Johnson: Wow, I’m surprised how well you summed it up! (laughs) There is already growth. The first movie focuses on how they are challenging each other and try to understand what each one feels, which is something complex in both their worlds. Who they are, what they want…but eventually they know they were meant for each other. In this second film, they accept that it is love, something undeniable and very fierce. I think they become one, they would do anything to protect the relationship…and each other. New things come.

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New BTS Photos of Dakota Johnson for Vanity Fair + Makeup Artists Talks About Working with Dakota!

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!

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Dakota Johnson Glams Up For Vanity Fair 2017!

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.

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Recent News

New Project : “Under the Silver Lake” Co Starring Andrew Garfield

“Fifty Shades of Grey’s” Dakota Johnson will star opposite Andrew Garfield in “Under the Silver Lake.” The film is directed by David Robert Mitchell, who caused a stir with last year’s low-budget horror hit, “It Follows.”
A24 acquired domestic rights to the thriller out of Cannes this week. Production is slated to begin in Los Angeles the summer.
Johnson will reprise her role as Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” both of which are currently filming. She is currently starring in Luca Guadagnino’s “A Bigger Splash” opposite Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts. Other credits include “How To Be Single” and “Black Mass.”
Michael De Luca, who worked with Johnson on “Fifty Shades of Grey,” is producing under his Michael De Luca Productions banner. Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Adele Romanski are also producing.
Johnson is represented by WME and attorney PJ Shapiro.
Source: Variety
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Recent News, TV

Dakota Johnson on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – May 3rd

Dakota Johnson is  set to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on May 3rd. The show airs at 11:35PM EST.

Via Djohnsonlife

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Dakota Johnson for Interview Magazine

It seems most improbable in this day and age that the daughter of two of the most charismatic stars of their generation—and the star herself in one of the highest grossing R-rated films of all time—should be a mystery to us. But such is the elusive figure cut by Dakota Johnson that she manages to somehow remain unshredded and undissected by the tabloids and social media.
It’s not as if Dakota’s parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, are such white-hot supernovas that she gets lost in the glare of their fame, but nor has she been raised in anonymity: Dakota was Miss Golden Globe in 2006 (one hell of a debutante party for the then 16-year-old), and two of her closest friends are descended from rock-star royalty. Her casting as Anastasia Steele, too, in 2015’sFifty Shades of Grey—after perhaps the most celebrated and scrutinized casting call in the past ten years—should have made her an overnight celebrity, or at least the regular fodder for gossip columns. But, not so much.
What we do know for sure is the work, including her terrific turn as a Boston gangster moll to Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger in last year’s Black Mass. In Luca Guadagnino’s sun-soaked A Bigger Splash, out this month, Johnson plays a Lolita-ish foil to an ailing rock-star goddess played by actual goddess Tilda Swinton. It’s a sensational performance in a sensational movie about allure and attraction among a group of lost souls. It probably doesn’t bring us any closer to figuring out Johnson herself—but it may have helped her to do so. As the actress tells real-life rock star Chrissie Hynde, playing a character in dire existential distress helped her sort out a little of her own. But just a little.
CHRISSIE HYNDE: How are ya?
DAKOTA JOHNSON: I’m good! I’m in the middle of a day of work in Vancouver.
HYNDE: Oh, I love Vancouver. What are you working on?
JOHNSON: I’m filming the next two installments of the Fifty Shades movies back-to-back.
HYNDE: The one where you have crazy sex scenes?
JOHNSON: Yeah. I’m doing one today. [laughs] It’s not … comfortable. It’s pretty tedious.

HYNDE: I had to kiss someone for a video once, and I was totally freaked for days, weeks—it was like getting a shot. He was a good-looking guy, too. Gary Stretch, the prize fighter. He’s an actor in Hollywood now, but it didn’t matter, you know? It was excruciating. So you’ve got to pretend to have sex with someone? Or, I don’t know, maybe you’re actually doing it. But in front of a whole camera crew…
JOHNSON: Well, we’re not having actual sex. But I’ve been simulating sex for seven hours straight right now, and I’m over it.

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Dakota Johnson Interviews with The Sydney Morning Herald

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

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