For years since costars Dakota Johnson (32) and Jamie Dornan (40) were first brought together to star in the Fifty Shades movies based on a book series of the same name by E.L. James, there’s been persistent rumour of an ongoing feud between them. Years after the movie series ended, Johnson is finally clearing the air.
In a candid interview with Vanity Fair, Dakota Johnson opened up about her somewhat bad filming experience on the Fifty Shades movies and then revealed that things were always positive with Jamie Dornan on set.
“There was never a time when we didn’t get along.
“I know it’s weird, but he’s like a brother to me.
“I love him so, so, so much. And we were really there for each other,” Dakota revealed.
While remaining grateful for the opportunity to be in the Fifty Shades movies and acknowledging the effect it’s had on her (and Jamie Dornan’s) career, Dakota Johnson has been vocal about her negative filming experience on set.
“I’m a sexual person, and when I’m interested in something, I want to know so much about it.
“That’s why I did those big naked movies. I signed up to do a very different version of the film we ended up making.”
“I was young. I was 23. So it was scary.”
“It just became something crazy. There were a lot of different disagreements. 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.”
Pointing fingers at author E.L. James, Dakota continued:
“We’d do the takes of the movie that Erika [E.L. James] wanted to make, and then we would do the takes of the movie that we wanted to make,” Dakota confessed.
“The night before, I would rewrite scenes with the old dialogue so I could add a line here and there. It was like mayhem all the time.”