Since capturing the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson's praises have been exceedingly sung by her mom, Melanie Griffith. But now, her famous father Don Johnson is speaking out, sharing his real feelings on his little girl being cast in the sexy flick ...
"I'm exceedingly proud of my daughter. She's a gifted, gifted actress. I don't speak about the obviously salacious nonsense," he tells Total Film.
"Salacious nonsense"? Say what?!
The Miami Vice actor elaborated:
This is the family business -- we all take on challenges and there’s no doubt in my mind that Dakota will be a major movie star. This is just another part of what I think will be a long and important career.
Interesting ... So, in other words, Don's a doting dad who not only has no hang-ups with his daughter taking on the saucy role (whew!), but he wants us to all know that she's no one-hit wonder. That this is the start of a beeeautiful friendship between Hollywood, the public, and Dakota.
Given her pedigree, I believe it! Still, a lot IS riding on how well Fifty Shades does. I realize her pops isn't going to be the one to 'fess up to this, but if it bombs, the movie may very well take her career down with it ... But, hey, if that happens, we know her mom, dad, and stepdad, and grandmother all have plenty of tips on how to bounce back in the biz.
What do you think about Don's prediction for his daughter?
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