Dakota Johnson on Finding Humor in Fifty Shades: If You Can’t Laugh, ‘You’re …
October 15, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
When Dakota Johnson sealed on to play Anastasia Steele in a onscreen adaption of Fifty Shades of Grey, she knew she would have to do some-more than simply punch her mouth and be open to a wonders of a Red Room – she would have to make her impression relatable.
Luckily for Johnson, she knew only how to make Anastasia work for a audience: supplement a small humor.
“If we can’t giggle during a film like that, you’re f—–. Literally,” she said. “You need to have something that everybody can describe to.”
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Humor was not unfamiliar to Johnson pre-Grey: She nimbly ad-libbed a dissection stage alongside Jason Segal in 2012’s The Five-Year Engagement by “thinking about a lady who is flattering vapid,” she explained. “What would matter to her? we pronounced something about wearing his Crocs.”
Johnson didn’t accurately wear Crocs in Fifty Shades, though she donned other accessories to assistance make a film a box-office hit. Johnson will once again star alongside Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
The executive of a initial film, Sam Taylor-Johnson, pronounced she was looking for something really specific while casting Anastasia – and Johnson had only that.
“There had to be a clarity of wide-eyed, irascible curiosity, though grounded in a worldliness,” Taylor-Johnson told Elle. ” She had to have an middle strength that would lift her by a darkest of moments. we knew straightaway that Dakota was a girl.”
While few details of a arriving supplement have been released, income negotiations for both Johnson and Dornan are entirely underway and recover dates have been tentatively set for Valentine’s Day 2017 and 2018.
But a prolonged wait hasn’t stopped fans from obsessing over a broody couple. Fifty Shades mania has been in full pitch given a teaser for a subsequent installment of a array was expelled this spring.
But if we wish to see Johnson onscreen before 2017, we can see locate her in a arriving film How to Be Single, out Feb. 12, 2016.
“I play a lady who moves to New York underneath a guise of wanting to be independent,” Johnson told Elle of her partial in a film. “It’s about a lessen and upsurge of anticipating yourself and anticipating adore and because does it matter.”