Dakota Johnson was thinking about sex when she got 50 Shades role

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19 November 2013

Dakota Johnson had been thinking about watching her neighbours have sex just before receiving a call to confirm her lead role in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Dakota Johnson was thinking about her neighbours having sex when she landed the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey.

The 24-year-old actress, who is the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, had been watching her neighbours just before receiving a call informing her she’d be playing Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of EL James' erotic novel.

Dakota told Entertainment Weekly magazine, "The phone rang and I remember looking out of this apartment to an apartment across the street. And I was looking at all of these people in their windows. And I thought, 'How funny would it be if I were watching people having sex right now?' "

Dakota ? who's character, the virginal Anastasia, is a college student who’s seduced by sadomasochistic billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) ? claims she was speechless when she received the offer as she’s worked hard for the coveted role.

She recalled, "They said, 'You got the offer!' and I couldn't speak. I was just so relieved. I was crying and crying. Water was literally squirting out of my eyes because I had been so stressed out, and there's this giant Doberman Pinscher lying on the bed next to me. And he just slowly fell asleep. It was so special and [this dog] didn't give a f**k about me and what I was going through."

Dakota was announced to play Anastasia in September following months of speculation as to who would land the role, while Jamie (Once Upon a Time) was later confirmed as Christian as a replacement for Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), who quit the project.

-Bang Showbiz

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