Dakota Johnson Says Dad Don Johnson ‘Couldn’t Really Stop Me’ From Acting

Dakota Johnson comes from a famous family. His parents are actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. As such, it seems obvious that Dakota ended up pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. In fact, Dakota says her dad “couldn’t really stop” her from becoming an actress.

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Dakota Johnson had a successful career

Even though Dakota comes from a showbiz family, she was not a child actress. However, when Dakota became an adult, she began to take acting seriously.

In 2010, she landed a role in the award-winning film The social network. Over the next few years, she would appear in other popular films, such as Bestial (2011), 21 jump street (2012), The five-year commitment (2012), and Need of speed (2014).

Dakota’s big breakthrough came in 2015 when she played Anastasia Steele in the movie Fifty shades of Grey, which is based on the popular book of the same name. She again revived the role in the films fifty shades darker (2017) and fifty shades lighter (2018).

Dakota has won several awards for her work, including a People’s Choice Award and an MTV Movie & TV Award. She is also said to have a net worth of $14 million.

Dakota Johnson Says Her Dad ‘Couldn’t Really Stop Me’ From Acting

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Dakota wasn’t a child star, and she told W Magazine in January 2022 that her parents had “discouraged” her from acting. She also shared that they “wanted me to have as much childhood as possible.”

Even when Dakota was older, her parents preferred her to attend college. However, Dakota was determined to work in showbiz. She told W Magazine that she always knew she wanted to be an actress, saying, “My parents were always working with amazing artists, and I loved it. I wanted to be a part of that so badly.”

“My parents, especially my father, really wanted me to go to university, but I didn’t. I wanted to work and didn’t feel like the kind of person who could learn what I wanted to do by being in a classroom,” the actor explained in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. “I think they knew they couldn’t really stop me.”

Don Johnson cut Dakota Johnson after high school

Dakota’s parents also decided they wouldn’t fund her as an adult. Don shared on Late Night with Seth Meyers that he cut Dakota after high school.

“The funny thing about her is that we have a rule in the family that, you know, if you stay in school, you stay on the payroll,” Don said.

“So you go to college, you stay on the payroll. Towards the end of high school, I went to see her and said, ‘So you want to go visit some colleges?’ Or something like that. And she was like, ‘Oh, no. I’m not going to college.'”

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When Don asked Dakota how she was going to “manage” her financial situation in the future, Dakota told her father, “Don’t worry about it. »

Don added: “Three weeks later she had nailed that role in David Fincher The social network. And the rest is, shall we say, film history.

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