Dakota John Addresses ‘Strange’ Letter From Fifty Shades Fan

In the last few years alone, Dakota Johnson has taken the lead in everything from the body horror Suspiria to romantic comedies like How To Be Single and the psychological drama The Lost Daughter.

However, there is one particular role that he just can’t seem to shake off.

The Madame Web star was a guest on Friday’s edition of The Graham Norton Show, alongside Oscar nominees Sterling K Brown and Colman Domingo, fellow actor Domnhall Gleeson, and American musician Paul Russell.

During the group interview, Sterling reflected on his time on the award-winning show This Is Us, admitting: “People still come up to me to hug and tell me that the show changed their lives. How it gives them a form of catharsis.

“I didn’t expect the impact to be this big. It was truly beautiful.”

Touching on her Fifty Shades past, Dakota replied: “That never happened to me. I just got letters from people in prison and weird things in the mail!”

Dakota appeared in all three Fifty Shades Of Gray films alongside Jamie Dornan, all of which made big money at the box office but were torn apart by critics.

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Freed, the final film in the franchiseDakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Freed, the final film in the franchise

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Since the trilogy ended, its two lead actors have spoken candidly about their experiences working on it.

Back in 2022, Dakota described the filmmaking process as “psychotic” and “always a battle” involving EL James, the author of the original book.

“If I had known at the time what it would be like, I don’t think anyone would have done it,” he claims. “It would be like, ‘Oh, this is psychotic.’ But no, I don’t regret it.”

Last month, Jamie admitted he and his wife were “hiding” when the first film review was released.

The Irish actor previously said that criticism of Fifty Shades was “very difficult” for both himself and Dakota to deal with, and insisted: “I thought it was all a joke. Everyone involved worked as hard as they could on those films, including myself.”

Watch Dakota Johnson’s full interview on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night at 10.40pm on BBC One.

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