Dakota Johnson Gets Brutally Honest About Playing Anastasia Steele

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dakota johnson When Dakota Johnson won the part of Anastasia Steele, the Alexis Bledel fan base weren't the only ones who were livid. Plenty of openminded fans were clucking their tongues that Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson's little girl wasn't the right fit for the role. But now, it seems like the up-and-coming actress is out to zip naysayers' lips!

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about her affinity for E.L. James' book, the 24-year-old actress explained, "I just really understand it. I think it's an incredible love story, and that's why it's affected so many people."

Sounds about right! But hold up -- it's not just the romance that won Dakota hook, line, and silver balls!

She continued:

Erika did a really good job of explaining how that just can happen sometimes, and you have this chemical pull to someone. Adding in the sex makes it perfect. Sometimes you feel a little bit naughty, and that's okay.

Sure! It's more than okay. It's good, raunchy fun! And also a fabulous opportunity for Dakota to follow in her famous parents' and grandmother Tippi Hendren's footsteps and catapult herself to household name-dom. It's no wonder she basically flipped out and had an over-the-top reaction to finding out she had been cast as Ana.

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Dakota told EW about the fateful day, during which she was hanging out at a friend's NYC apartment:

The phone rang, and I remember looking out of this apartment to an apartment across the street. And I was looking at all of these people in their windows. And I thought, 'How funny would it be if I were watching people having sex right now?' They said, 'You got the offer,' and I couldn't speak. I was just so relieved. I was crying and crying. Water was literally squirting out of my eyes, because I had been so stressed out. And there's this giant Doberman Pincher laying on the bed next to me. And he just slowly fell asleep. It was so special and [this dog] didn't give a f--k about me and what I was going through.

Whoa! Talk about emotional. And definitely proof she's committed to kicking ass as Ana. Because it sounds like Dakota isn't just hot for her new gig -- she's beyond grateful for it, too.

Are you on Team Dakota yet?


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ShayL... ShayLayne

At first I didn't think she was a good fit but She is starting to grow on me.

Michele Smith

um hell no  why dosnt she play Christians crack whore mom   or how bout an extrar throw her in the graduation somewhere where you dont have to see her!!!

Frances Campbell

Why did you refer to her Mother and Grandmother's acting abilities when the truth is, if she can act at all, it comes from her father more thna Tippi or Melanie.

nonmember avatar lili

OMG!! Michele Smith you are very rude! I bet you will be one of those people who will love the movie. And you'll be swallowing your words

Barbara Edders Saltzman

This women is all wrong for the part of Ana, she looks like she`s been around the block a few times. There is nothing innocent looking about her, too me she is just blah. I don`t think there will be a  whole lot of interest for the movie with it not appearing till 2015.

gucci106 gucci106

Im sure she will do just fine! best of luck to her and her new success!

adamat34 adamat34

Good for u gucci!

It's a movie ladies, pay 10 bucks to see it ornwait for it to come to redbox....either.way its happening with this actress. You do all realize its fiction right?

poshkat poshkat

I couldn't read after "incredible love story".

Tina Goff

I'm pretty sure 'incredible love story' translates to "It's a paycheck"

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