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Quote of the Day: Dakota Johnson on Hollywood’s “Brutal and Absurd” Ageism

Quote of the Day: Dakota Johnson on Hollywood's "Brutal and Absurd" Ageism

Dakota Johnson is only 26, but she’s seen enough of the film industry’s ageism — through her mother Melanie Griffith and her grandmother Tippi Hedren — to speak out against it. 

In an upcoming interview with Vogue UK, Johnson asked, “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,” she continued, “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 is currently promoting “Black Mass” and, of course, she has at least two other films she’s contractually obligated to appear in: the two sequels for “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Of her most famous (yet rather infamous) work, Johnson said, “I’m proud of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ I don’t need to distance myself from that…. The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do. Do I think it opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name.”

[via Vogue UK]

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