Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson slams ‘brutal’ Hollywood
Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson has slammed ageism in Hollywood, demanding why her mother Melanie Griffith and grandmother Tippi Hedren aren’t being offered roles despite being great actors.Updated: Jan 06, 2016 13:36 IST
Fifty Shades of Grey actor Dakota Johnson has slammed Hollywood, demanding why her mother Melanie Griffith and grandmother Tippi Hedren aren’t being offered roles.
Johnson, who is promoting her new film Black Mass, said she worries about her future in Hollywood at the age of 26, reported Guardian online. But she suggested matters were much worse for Working Girl star Griffith, 58, and Hitchcock muse Hedren, 85.
“Why isn’t my mother in the movies? She’s an extraordinary actress,” asked Johnson. “Why isn’t my grandmother in the movies? This industry is brutal. No matter how tough you are, sometimes there’s the feeling of not being wanted. It’s absurd and cut-throat.
Whenever I have downtime, I’m unsure that I will ever work again. I don’t know what it is, but it’s a definite thing that happens to me,” she said.
Watch Johnson’s grandmother Tippi Hedren in this iconic scene from Hitchcock’s The Birds
Johnson said she remains proud of her work in Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic romance that was panned by critics.
“I’m proud of Fifty Shades of Grey. I don’t need to distance myself from that. The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do. Do I think it opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name.”
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