It's been seven years since the romantic drama trilogy of Fifty Shades kicked off in Hollywood, with subsequent films hitting theaters in 2017 and 2018. And while time has passed, fans have always stayed interested in the behind-the-scenes dynamics that were rumored to be less than positive. And now, Dakota Johnson is ready to share her side of the story. Here's the full scoop...
Johnson shared her truth in a cover story article with Vanity Fair, in which she explained that she was initially drawn to the project, but eventually felt like she "signed up to do a very different version of the film [than they] ended up making." And she pointed the finger at the studio, directors, and ultimately the trilogy's author as the main sources of the issue. "Erika (the book's author) had a lot of creative control, all day, every day, and she just demanded that certain things happen," Dakota confessed. "There were parts of the books that just wouldn't work in a movie, like the inner monologue, which was at times incredibly cheesy. It was always a battle," the 32-year-old actress explained.
"I was young. I was 23. It was scary... There were a lot of different disagreements," Johnson carried on to share. "I haven't been able to talk about this truthfully ever, because you want to promote a movie the right way, and I'm proud of what we made ultimately, and everything turns out the way it's supposed to, but it was tricky." And while hindsight is 20/20, the actress regrets nothing. "If I had known at the time that's what it was going to be like, I don't think anyone would've done it," the actress confessed. "I would've been like, 'Oh, this is psychotic.' But no, I don't regret it." Yikes! Safe to say that Johnson didn't hold back in this interview. And you can read it in its entirety here.
All that's left to do now is wait to see if the trilogy's author will strike back with her own account. So, we would stay tuned if we were you. And of course, be sure to check back soon for more from the wild world of Hollywood.