Dakota Johnson, the renowned actress and daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, recently shared her dissatisfaction with discussions revolving around celebrities born into influential families. During an appearance on the Today show, the 34-year-old actress expressed her frustration, describing such conversations as “incredibly annoying and boring.” She urged journalists to redirect their focus to more substantial topics.
In a lighthearted approach to her celebrity status, Johnson participated in a “nepo truce” sketch during a recent Saturday Night Live hosting stint. The sketch, which featured Johnson and fellow comedians with famous parentage, aimed to poke fun at the notion of “nepotism babies” in the entertainment industry.
The actress, currently promoting her new movie “Madame Web,” took the opportunity to address her own experience in the industry. Reflecting on her father’s decision to cut financial support when she opted for an acting career over college, Johnson shared the challenges she faced. Despite being removed from “the payroll,” as her father referred to family finances, Johnson has successfully navigated the industry, securing prominent roles, including the lead in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Johnson’s resilience and commitment to her craft have positioned her as a successful and independent force in the entertainment world. The actress disclosed moments of financial struggle, noting instances where she sought assistance from her mother. “Madame Web,” Johnson’s latest project, is scheduled for release in theaters on Feb. 14.