Video: Dakota Johnson: “I think (Jamie & I) were kind of forced into being best friends”, She told Today
Check out the below interview video of Dakota Johnson and her co star, Jamie Dornan as they talk about being force into best friend!
TODAY’s Natalie Morales talks with “Fifty Shades Darker” stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson at a masquerade ball that doubles as the world premiere of the steamy new film. “I think we were kind of forced into being best friends,” Johnson says of herself and Dornan, adding that her life “has changed exponentially” as a result of the film franchise.
‘Fifty Shades Darker’, the follow-up to box office hit ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, is confirmed to be released in theaters on February 10, 2017 with production to begin by next year. Main stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are also said to be returning on set bringing with them yet again more rumors of off-screen romances.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was Universal Pictures that made the official announcement. Included in this statement was the release date for the third movie in the series, ‘Fifty Shades Freed’, which will come out on February 9, 2018. It was also reported that previous director Sam-Taylor Johnson won’t be returning for the sequel after having creative differences with ‘Fifty Shades’ author E.L. James thereby leaving the director’s chair open. Niall Leonard, husband to Ms. James, will write the script for the second film.
Ever since its prequel dominated charts last February 9, 2015, rumors have been going around of actors Dornan and Johnson that they could be involved in an off-screen romance. The two play main characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele respectively. Now, with the return of the hype due to an upcoming movie, the on-screen lovers are pushed back to the spotlight. It’s safe to say though that no such romance goes beyond the movie screen.
Below is an excerpt from the interview where Jamie talks about Dakota while filming Fifty Shades of Grey.
No doubt an important set piece during the film’s production, Dornan admits he took the opportunity to spend quite some time in Christian’s Red Room – all in the name of immersing himself in the character.
“I did want to spend a bit of time in the Red Room, so I was left alone in there a couple of times,” he explained.
“It was really important that Dakota (Johnson, who plays Anastasia) hadn’t seen the red room until we shot the first scene in it. That’s how we did it – we open the door and turn on the lights and that was legitimately the first time that Dakota saw the room – I think that’s really important.”
Of his Fifty Shades co-star, he added: “Dakota is great fun, I consider myself to be funny I guess, which I probably shouldn’t, but we have a thing where we will try to outdo each other sometimes with humour.
“I think that kind of essential going into a job where there are scenes that are quite intense. You need to have that humour to appease the situation.
“And she is also very professional, so when it mattered we were very much in the game.”