Fifty Shades won't be significant for Dakota Johnson

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 June 2014
Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson

Don Johnson thinks daughter Dakota will have such a long career that starring in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' won't be particularly significat

Don Johnson thinks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' will be a "blip" on Dakota Johnson's career.

The 65-year-old actor is proud of his daughter's acting talents and despite her having the lead role in the much-hyped adaptation of E. L. James' raunchy novel, he doesn't think it will be seen as particularly important in the long term.

He said: "[It will be] a blip on her career, because she's going to be a significant actress for many years to come."

The 'Cold in July' actor also admitted he isn't interested in reading the book the movie will be based on.

He told The Times newspaper: "I wouldn't read that. I read 'The Story of O' in the sixties and that pretty much covered it."

Don became a household name after starring in 'Miami Vice' and is proud of the way the show changed television programmes.

He said: "We didn't just revolutionise television, we contemporised it.

"We all came from an independent film-making background and we brought that sensibility to the show, with danger and violence, and the image of these two undercover cops as the only thing standing between this massive flow of drugs and the city."

Fifty Shades of Grey

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle
  • UK release: 13 February 2015

Despite its troubling gender politics and distinct lack of plot, the likeable Johnson brings nuance and charm to a paper-thin character; Dornan manages to offer a hint of humanity; and given the many constraints, this sleek, fairly trim and occasionally sensual adaptation is the best imaginable outcome.

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