It’s a “Fifty Shades” reunion!
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who starred opposite each other in the scorching “Fifty Shades” trilogy, were pictured together at the Telluride Film Festival on Saturday, September 4 in Colorado.
The two former co-stars were all smiles as they posed side-by-side in several photos together at the festival. At one point, they were joined by “The Outsiders” star Matt Dillon, who also posed with them for a few snaps.
Johnson, 31, played the character of Anastasia Steele who begins a relationship with billionaire businessman Christian Gray, played by Dornan, 39. Based on EL James’ hit series, the two have starred side-by-side in all three films, including the 2015 one. “Fifty Shades of Gray,” 2017 “Fifty Shades Darker” and the final installment of the series, “Fifty Shades Lighter” of 2018.
Despite the on-screen description of a romantic relationship, Johnson has hinted in the past that she and Dornan weren’t that close before filming the trilogy.
In a 2017 interview with TODAY’s Natalie Morales ahead of the premiere of “Fifty Shades Darker,” Natalie pointed out that the co-stars had a great friendship, to which Johnson said, “I think we’ve kinda been forced to be best friends. “
After her response, she smiled at Dornan, who laughed at her explanation of their actual relationship.
“I couldn’t have said it nicer myself,” the actor said.
Despite the initially “forced” friendship, Johnson stressed that if they hadn’t hit it off, their experience would be “really, really horrible.”
“It would be,” Dornan agreed. “It’s a very unique kind of friendship. It’s a friendship that maybe built on more trust than other friendships should be because of the situations we have had to go through with each other.
And to think that Johnson almost did not take on the role of Anastasia Steele!
While it was Johnson’s landmark role in Hollywood, “Games of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke was initially ready for the role.
Clarke, 34, revealed during The Hollywood Reporter’s Dramatic Actress Roundtable in May 2019 that although she was considering the role, she ultimately turned it down due to the amount of on-screen nudity required.
“Well, Sam (Taylor-Johnson, director) is a magician. I love him and thought his vision was magnificent,” said Clarke, 34. “But the last time I was naked in front of the camera (‘Game of Thrones’) was a long time ago, and yet that’s the only question I’m asked because I’m a woman. “