Melanie Griffith Says She Won’t See Daughter Dakota Johnson In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ On Oscars’ Red Carpet
Dakota Johnson brought her mother Melanie Griffith as her date to the 2015 Oscars Sunday night in Hollywood where they hit the red carpet and had an awkward exchange about Fifty Shades of Grey.
Dakota Johnson, Melanie Griffith At The Oscars
Johnson, 25, plays the female lead in Fifty Shades of Grey, Anastasia Steel, opposite Jamie Dornan‘s Christian Grey. The film, an adaptation of E.L. James‘ erotic romance novel of the same name, has hauled in more than $130 million at the box office thus far. Despite the film’s popularity and her daughter’s starring role in it, Griffith has no immediate plans to watch it.
“No. I don’t think I can. I think it would be strange,” she said of watching Fifty Shades of Grey. When ABC’s Laura Spencer acknowledged that she has seen the movie and that Johnson did an incredible job, Griffith said she doesn’t need to see the R-rated flick to know her daughter’s abilities as an actress.
“She’s a really good actress,” Griffith told Spencer. “I don’t need to see [Fifty Shades] to know how good she is.”
Johnson, who’d noted numerous times during the interview that she would be okay with her mother watching the movie, became somewhat exasperated with her mother’s determination to never watch the film.
“Alright! You don’t have to see it,” she said to Griffith before turning her face away from the mic and saying, “Jesus Christ.” She added to Spencer, “It’s a movie. She knows that. I’m like, ‘You can see it!’ and she’s just like, ‘No.'”
Fifty Shades of Grey, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, is currently in wide release.