Dakota Johnson's 'eerie' viewing experience

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 February 2015
Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson found it "eerie" watching 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and admits it watching it was "painful" at times

Dakota Johnson found it "eerie" watching 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The 25-year-old actress plays innocent student Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of the bestselling novel and found it odd viewing herself on screen when she watched the movie because she'd "never seen anything like it" before.

She said: "It was an eerie experience. I've never seen anything like it - but I'm really not that objective!"

As well as it being slightly strange, the star admitted she also found it "painful" because the memories of shooting saucy sex scenes with co-star Jamie Dornan - who plays dominating businessman Christian Grey - were still fresh in her mind.

She explained: "It wasn't long after we finished shooting so I remember every scene and all the difficulties. Seeing it again was sometimes painful."

However, Dakota - who is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson - revealed she thinks people will like the movie, because it looks "beautiful".

She told Britain's OK! magazine: "I don't know how to describe it, but it looks very beautiful."

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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