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Dakota Johnson Calls Hollywood Ageism “F***ing Brutal”


Fifty Shades of Grey and Black Mass star Dakota Johnson will be featured on the February issue of British Vogue. In her interview, she talks about not being ashamed of Fifty Shades because it “opened doors” and the ageism she’s seen, especially in regards to her mother Melanie Griffith and her grandmother, Tippi Hedren.

Why isn’t my mother in movies? She’s an extraordinary actress! Why isn’t my grandmother in movies? This industry is fucking 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.

Johnson, who plays Lindsey Cyr, former girlfriend of Johnny Depp’s James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass, is literally half Depp’s age (the real-life age difference between the two was 16 years, not 26). We’ve already had so many actors acknowledge and speak out about Hollywood ageism, notably those recent gross comments shaming Carrie Fisher for daring to age like a person. Let’s leave it behind this year, yeah?

(via Huffington Post)

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