Dakota Johnson, who is best known for appearing in Fifty Shades film series, is now entering the world of production. The 32-year-old actress stars in and produces two films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which began on Thursday and will end on January 30.
Dakota, in an interview to Los Angeles Times, said she, “I want to make a difference after a lifetime of growing up on-set and experiencing so many conversations around this job and this industry and the people in it and then having my own career for the last 14 years.” (Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, both actors, are her parents.)
I want to make it better. I want to have a better experience,” she said. “I want to give more opportunities to amazing people to make things. I want to make more,” she added.
The actress went on to say, “I have such big dreams, it’s out of control. And I have so many ideas, and I just need to get them out. Even if they’re horrible and [producing partner Ro Donnelly]’s like, ‘No, not that one.’ ”
Dakota, on the other hand, has stated that she despises it when her parents share childhood images of her on the internet.
Because she doesn’t use social media, the actress revealed that she frequently doesn’t realise what’s going on until it’s too late.
“I don’t like it, but I also don’t go on social media, so I don’t find out about it until it’s really baked into the internet, and somebody will email it to me like, ‘Oh, you were so hideous – or you were so adorable when you had braces and a slicked-back hair,” she said on The Late Late Show.
Dakota Johnson’s upcoming projects
Dakota is all set to appear in Stephanie Allyne and Tig Notaro’s Am I Ok?, a Netflix version of novelist Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Cooper Raiff’s Cha Cha Real Smooth, Christy Hall’s Daddio, and Elaine May’s Crackpot.
Johnson has also signed on to feature in and produce Rodeo Queens, an Amazon Studios mockumentary series helmed by Carrie Brownstein.
Johnson will be an executive producer on a number of TeaTime Pictures projects. She will produce and star in Forever, Interrupted, in which she will play a young widow, Unfit, in which she will portray Carrie Buck in a fact-based 1920s courtroom drama based on Adam Cohen’s non-fiction book Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck, and Queens of the Stoned Age, based on a GQ article by Suketu Mehta. She’ll also star in and produce the miniseries Cult Following. Her TeaTime Pictures firm just acquired a minority stake in Boat Rocker.