She’s currently promoting the second steamy movie adaptation of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades books. And although there’s one film to go, it seems Dakota Johnson is already experiencing a little fatigue when it comes to sex scenes.
“It’s not that it has put me off entirely, but I’m ready to do other stuff,’ she tells the March issue of Glamour magazine. ‘And maybe they will be sexy [projects], or maybe they will be the complete opposite. But I do know that I’m ready to move on.”
The 27-year-old actress reprises her role of Anastasia Steele in the forthcoming film sequel Fifty Shades Darker alongside Jamie Dornan as billionaire businessman Christian Grey.
With Ana and Christian’s somewhat kinky sex lives the main theme of the book, there’s no escaping having to film several potentially awkward and revealing scenes. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Dakota admits there are times when she wishes she hadn’t done the films.
“It comes in waves,’ she confesses to the magazine. ‘But this project is not going to be my swan song. It has put my life on a path that I didn’t plan to go down, but I do feel proud of it. And the films have allowed me to do so many different projects and travel so much. In the end, Fifty Shades has plopped me in a world that I really wanted to be in.”
The movies may have put her on the map, but Dakota ‘s parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson have yet to watch her performances in the franchise.
“They haven’t because it’s such a tricky thing. It’s too uncomfortable for them,” she says. “It’s one thing if a film has one sex scene in it, but with this, a large part of the premise is the arc of their sexual relationship, and I think that’s a little inappropriate for my family to watch.”
Fifty Shades Darker will be released in UK cinemas on February 10, while sequel Fifty Shades Freed is set to come out this time next year.
See the full shoot in the March issue of Glamour, on sale Thursday 2nd February.
Source: Daily Mail