Dakota Johnson says it's okay for women to have complicated feelings about being mothers

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The actress has praised her anticipated film, The Lost Daughter, for its portrayal of parenthood as it makes it okay for women to have complicated feelings about being mothers, which she can relate to.

Dakota is dating Coldplay band member, Chris Martin who is a father of two.

"The film makes it OK to have complicated feelings about being a mother. For someone like me, who isn't yet a mother, and maybe doesn't want be a mother and makes that OK. Complicated but OK," she says.

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Dakota Johnson attends the 10th Annual LACMA Art+Film Gala presented by Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about her role on The Lost Daughter, she says, "Nina is struggling, she’s disappearing. To have this woman whose internal landscape is so different than what she’s projecting, that was really, really special. Because you see her, and no one is thinking about that girl’s mind. I am not a mother, but I know what it feels like to be scared or to be like, 'Will I be a good mother?'

"But for some reason, there’s this stigma around talking about that. And there’s a stigma around having just the thought of, ‘What if I walked out that f*cking door? For a week or a minute for a cigarette.’ But you’re not supposed to say that out loud. Why? It’s so human and so relatable."

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