Actress Dakota Johnson rose to fame in the mid-2010s thanks to her role as Anastasia Steele in 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey. Although the role made her a worldwide sensation, there were some moments on the sets that left Johnson “shell-shocked” but as per the actress, a glass of wine fixed all those issues.
Johnson starred alongside actor Jamie Dornan and their off-screen chemistry proved to be helpful for their scenes. They went on to star in two more Fifty Shades movies, Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018). Apart from this franchise, Johnson has showcased her acting abilities in many flicks like Suspiria (2018), The High Note (2020), and The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019).
Dakota Johnson was left shell-shocked while filming Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
In 2015, Hollywood stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson appeared for an interview with Glamour magazine to talk about their 2015 movie, Fifty Shades of Grey. During the interview, Johnson revealed that she was often left shell-shocked on the sets while filming some scenes, however, she had a fix for it,
“Sometimes I did walk off the set feeling a bit shell-shocked. The drive home from work always helped me snap out of it. And a big glass of wine.”
Upon release, Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) broke several box office records, earning over $570 million at the global box office on a budget of $40 million. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 88th Academy Awards.
Dakota Johnson also got injured on the set
In the same interview, Johnson also recalled the time she got “whiplash” when Dornan threw her on the bed. The actress said,
“There were some painful moments. I got whiplash once from him [Jamie Dornan] throwing me on the bed; so f**king painful.”
Johnson further explained that she also got injured when she tried to hide in a cabinet on the sets, however, since it was a fake set, it came tumbling down on her,
“One time we were doing a scene in Christian’s kitchen, and I [thought it’d be funny] to hide in a cabinet. I pulled the handle, but it was not a real cabinet. The entire set came down on me.”
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) created more opportunities for Johnson in the industry, allowing her to showcase her talent in various genres. Today, Johnson’s dedication to acting has solidified her place in the entertainment industry as a prominent and talented figure.