Dakota Johnson plans downtime after Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 January 2015
Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson has revealed that she is going to "take the rest of the year off" after 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Dakota Johnson will "take the rest of the year off" after 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The 25-year-old actress - who stars as Anastasia Steele in the novel adaptation - has revealed that she will be catching up with her family and friends once the film is released next month.

She said: "[I'll] do a bit of press for 'Fifty', and then I'm just going to take the rest of the year off.

"I want to hang out with my friends. I want to hang out with my family - well, I sometimes want to hang out with my family!"

Dakota was "fearless and brave" throughout the filming for the movie and the connection with her on-screen lover, played by Jamie Dornan, was "special", according to the film's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson.

She shared: "There are tough scenes in this movie, scenes where she had to be naked - and not just in the flesh. But she was utterly fearless and brave."

Speaking of the two stars, she added: "[They] have a very special connection. I trust her with everything. She has a very level head, and there was never really an anxious moment."

Dakota's 32-year-old co-star also spoke highly of her, revealing that she was a "perfect" actress.

Speaking in the February 2015 issue of Vogue magazine, he said: "Humour on a film set goes a long way. But she also had the ability to be a very strong dramatic actress.

"She'd be telling a joke one minute and breaking your heart on-screen the next - so she was perfect."

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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