Striplv Magazine - The Sexiest Magazine on the Planet, Issue 0417

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Dakota Johnson claims she’ll never work with her Fifty Shades co-star Jamie Dornan again. “If we did, it would be all about Christian and Ana back together, and you know, why do that to ourselves?” The 27-year-old daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson is an odd contrast in person. In a gray shirt and dark jeans— with her shaggy brown locks loose around her doe-like features, she’s apathetically enthusiastic— (if there’s such a thing.) Seeming to care one minute about her star-making role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades juggernaut, she can be entirely indifferent the next. Or perhaps it’s just her interview style. Friendly, though prone to muttering, with short responses at times, the A-list star appears to still be coming to grips with her Hollywood superstardom. And as she claims, that might never be the case. After a sexual awakening courtesy, of Mr. Grey in the first movie, Anastasia returns in Darker as an empowered individual who lays down the law with her paramour and ends up in a fresh haze of trouble when figures from Christian’s past begin to emerge. One of these figures is Kim Basinger, playing the role of the enigmatic Elena Lincoln, who Johnson has the great privilege of throwing a drink in her face. Dakota also talks about feeling less pressure this time round and why she’s fallen in love with Jamie’s kids. She also talks her family influence, words from grandmother— Tippi Hedren, and the aftermath of the Nice attacks. Johnson is single and lives in LA.

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