Just a couple of months after Dakota Johnson shot steamy scenes with her Fifty Shades co-star Jamie Dornan, the actress was spotted getting close to her new leading man Johnny Depp on the set of Black Mass. She had a brief break since wrapping Fifty Shades of Grey in February where she plays Anastasia Steele, in the hugely anticipated movie of E.L. James number one bestseller, but it was back to work for the 24-year-old actress on Monday, as she started her new movie “Black Mass” with Johnny Depp, as real life mobster Whitey Bulger in the big screen biopic, who last November received two life sentences and five years, for his part in 11 murders and other crimes.
Dakota plays Lindsey Cyr in the film, Whitey’s former girlfriend and mother of his only child. It’s been busy first few days on the Boston set for the 24-year-old actress. In Between filming scenes she’s helped Johnny celebrated her 51st birthday. The cast and crew were seen presenting the leading man with a huge birthday cake in a break from shooting, before Johnny lent in for a peck on the cheek from Dakota. After the brief celebrations, it was back to work as Dakota was spotted filming scenes in a chic red dress and retro shades.
Just as Johnny has taken on whole new look for the drama, so has Dakota. The 24-year-old was spotted heading to set in a blonde wig, while she had swapped her usual chic style for a pair of dowdy beige trousers and a floral top. The star didn’t show any sign of first day nerves as she greeted photographers with a wave, before joining Johnny to shoot some scenes. The film features a huge ensemble cast, which also includes Sienna Miller as Bulger’s lover, Catherine Greig. The Brit actress is currently tied up shooting American Sniper across the country in Los Angeles, so has so far not been seen on set.
There’s also been no sign of Benedict Cumberbatch, who was recently announced as the replacement for Guy Pearce in the biopic. Cumberbatch will take on the role of Billy Bulger, Whitey’s Massachusetts State Senator brother, while Joel Edgerton is playing FBI agent John Connolly, who aided Bulger and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Later this year she’ll also pop up in Michael Almereyda’s Shakespeare adaptation Cymbeline, playing Imogen alongside Milla Jovovich, Penn Badgley and Ethan Hawke.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” fans have been expecting a movie trailer, even a teaser, for the upcoming movie adaptation of E.L. James erotic novel with the same name. The “50 Shades of Grey” novel focuses on the story of Anastasia Steele played by Dakota Johnson and Christian Grey played by Jamie Dornan and their kinky romance. Anastasia is a virginal college student who falls in love with Christian, a rich billionaire who furtively enjoys BDSM. The novel is known for being racy. The Movie will hit the theatre’s on February 13, 2015.
Dakota Johnson is a lucky girl. When you are cast in the role of a lead character in a major motion picture adaptation, of an erotic novel of the same name, wouldn’t you too be considered lucky? And when you have a smoking hot co-star like Jamie Dornan for company, why would you say that playing the role of Anastasia Steele, in the Fifty Shades movie adaptation is kind of boring?
There are no two words that Dakota Johnson, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith’s daughter, has landed quite the coveted role with her playing the role of Anastasia Steele in the big screen adaptation of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, written by Erica James. But her recent comments that her character is ‘kind of boring’ might not go down too well with some of the fans of the character and the franchise.
If Dakota is to be believed then, playing Anastasia Steele required her to get into the character’s head space and before she meets the enigmatic and mysterious businessman Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, she finds her character ‘boring’. Though she agrees that playing the role of Anastasia Steele entails her to read a lot, since Ana is a college graduate and is an English major student, but this is the very aspect which makes Ana “kinda boring” too.
The actress, features in an ensemble cast which boasts of the likes of English singer and songwriter, Rita Ora and an Oscar winning actress, Marcia Gay Harden among the hot and sizzling actor Jamie Dornan, who slips into crisp shirts and suits (and out of them, too). But when it comes to the movie adaptation, it is not only the cast, but also the racy scenes which have vowed to hold the attention of the readers turned viewers.
The actress, who was earlier, associated with projects such as “The Social Network” and “The Five Year Engagement”, in minor roles, has also said that she is enjoying her time on the sets of the movie being filmed in Vancouver. The 24 year old adds that when Ana becomes Grey’s submissive partner, life becomes somewhat interesting for her, because of the opulent gifts that Grey showers on her, which includes an Audi too!
The movie, which is being directed by Sam- Taylor Johnson will see a Valentine’s Day release in 2015, as it releases on the 13th of February next year and with only about a year left for the release, the cast and the crew must be busy putting the act together and when a film is as hugely anticipated as this one, no loose ends will be entertained.