Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Don Johnson, 64, won’t be watching his daughter Dakota’s upcoming movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
The “Miami Vice” star, in an interview with The Telegraph, has this to say about his and ex-wife Melanie Griffith’s daughter starring in a highly erotic film:
“It’s not something I would go to anyway,” he said. “I probably will not see it, just because it’s not a movie I would see,” Johnson said. “I’ve never seen ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ I’ve never seen ‘Twilight.’ It’s in a category of films that I just wouldn’t be interested in” — a category that Netflix would presumably call something like ‘Edgy Bondage-Themed Movies Starring Your Daughter.’”
Melanie Griffith reportedly said that neither she nor Don would be seeing the film—but only because Dakota thought it would be awkward for them.
Dakota Johnson, 24, will play the female lead, Amanda Steele, in the movie adaptation of E. L. James’s phenomenally popular 2011 erotic romance novel. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is the first installment of a trilogy and is notable for the novel’s explicitly erotic scenes involving BDSM.
Dakota’s character the movie, which is set for release in 2015, is involved in a dominating sexual relationship with wealthy young entrepreneur Christian Grey, who will be played by Jamie Dornan.
Dakota’s maternal grandmother won’t be seeing the racy flick either. Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith’s mother, tells The Hollywood Repoter: “I understand Don Johnson is very upset about her being in the film. He kind of had the same feeling that I did. I’ve seen the trailer. That’s all I have to watch.”
However, despite Don Johnson’s refusal to see the movie, he expresses pride for his daughter as an actress.
“This is the family business,” Don reportedly said in an interview with Good Morning Britain. “This is what we do, and I am absolutely certain that Dakota will take a piece of material and a character which a lot of people might imagine could be inappropriate in some ways and turn it into something spectacular.”
The actor continued: “Speaking like a proud father and a seasoned professional, I can tell you that she is a gifted, gifted actress and this will just be one part in a long line of tremendous performances in her career,”
Dakota previously appeared in films such as “21 Jump Street,” ” Need for Speed,” and “The Five-Year Engagement.”