The actress can come off as a little shy at first glance (perfect for Anastasia Steele), but the 23-year-old has a fiery, sexy side as well (perfect for Anastasia Steele post-Christian Grey).
Whether she’s getting cheeky on a windowsill in a tiny pair of underwear or strutting a gorgeous gown on the red carpet, Johnson embodies all the traits needed to bring the lead character from the erotic Fifty Shades of Grey books to the big screen.
Though Johnson’s participation in the adaptation has received mixed reactions (an online petition asks that she be replaced by Alexis Bledel), the former Ben & Kate mom, Melanie Griffith, was ready to defend her daughter.
“My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades!!! Look out world!” Griffith, 56, tweeted on Monday, Sept. 2. “Here she comes!!! #proudmama.”
Judging by these sexy pics, Dakota’s going to do just fine.
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