Melanie Griffith is the ‘proudest mom ever’

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas Melanie Griffith is "proud" of her daughter for landing the lead role in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. The 56-year-old actress is thrilled her eldest child Dakota Johnson, from her first marriage to Don Johnson, will portray Anastasia Steele in Sam Taylor-Johnson's adaptation of the erotic novel. Asked how she feels about Dakota, 23, scoring the coveted role, Melanie, who is married to actor Antonio Banderas, told gossip website "Are you kidding? Of course, I'm the proudest mom ever. I'm so excited for her." Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James announced that the little known actress would take on the role alongside Charlie Hunnam on her Twitter account yesterday. Dakota previously appeared in The Social Network and had small roles in 21 Jump Street, The Five-Year Engagement and Beastly. It's thought producers cast Dakota because they wanted a young, up-and-coming actress to play the role of virginal Anastasia, who embarks on an intense voyage of sexual discovery with her S&M-loving boss Christian.

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  1. Kris • September 4, 2013 @ 11:51 AM

    She may not be so proud after the movie

  2. Jo • September 5, 2013 @ 2:25 PM

    Haha proud like when your child gets elected valedictorian? Or completes The Boston Marathon? Or the special kinda proud when your daughter displays her A thru Z, S & M receptacleness for millions to fantasize over and over again……

    Yeah, bet she can’t wait to bust out this home movie to the relatives for future years of screening….popcorn please! Haha!

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