Dakota Johnson squabbles with mother over Fifty Shades of Grey role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 February 2015
Melanie and Dakota

Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson

'Fifty Shades of Grey' actress Dakota Johnson bickered with her mother Melanie Griffith on the red carpet at the Oscars over her role in the erotic film

Dakota Johnson bickered with her mother over whether she should watch her in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The 25-year-old actress, who appeared alongside Jamie Dornan in the erotic film based on the novel by author E.L. James, took her movie star mother Melanie Griffith to the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles last night (22.02.15), where they disagreed over whether the 57-year-old actress should see the much-discussed film.

Asked whether she will watch the raunchy movie, Melanie said: "I don't think so - I think it would be strange. She's a really good actress. I don't need to see that to know how good she is."

Dakota - who plays Anastasia Steele in the S&M-themed film - responded: "I think it's fine. I think you can see it one day."

During the exchange, which occurred on the red carpet and was broadcast around the world, Melanie then replied: "If she tells me to see it, I'll see it."

However, Dakota seemed unimpressed by her acceptance, saying: "Alright, you don't have to see it."

Dakota took her mother to the glitzy event after she was reported to have split from her boyfriend Matthew Hitt.

Speaking to E! host Ryan Seacrest before the ceremony, she explained: "My mom is here with me as my date."

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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