She told EW, “I was just so relieved. I was crying and crying. Water was literally squirting out of my eyes because I had been so stressed out. And there’s this giant Doberman Pincher laying on the bed next to me. And he just slowly fell asleep. It was so special and [this dog] didn’t give a f— about me and what I was going through.”
Interestingly enough, her prose is nearly identical to the way the author of the Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James, writes. Although I’m still shocked that the books became so popular with such shitty prose, I guess landing this role is a coup for an unknown actress. In all honesty, I think the passion for the books is going to fade by the time the movie comes out, considering book sales have already dropped and it’s no longer at the center of everyone’s attention.
However, for someone who was best known as the daughter of Melanie Griffith before this, it is a big deal to land the lead in a major studio film – even if that film requires you to get naked and pretend to have BDSM-dominated sex with your screen partner.
I do feel worse for Jamie Dornan – the poor guy is going to be relentlessly stalked by fangirls, even if the movie doesn’t do well. He is now and forever more the face of Christian Grey, and that’s not a role any serious actor would want to be associated with for the rest of their lives.
What do you guys think of Dakota’s reaction to landing the role? A tad exaggerated and excessive, or understandable? Let us know in the comments.