Fifty Shades Freed is the third installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey series, released on February 9 starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as the protagonists. Here are some of the things you need to know about the leading stars of the popular franchise.
1. Arielle Kebbel joins the cast as architect Gia Matteo whom Ana played by Dakota Johnson dislikes
A new addition to the cast Arielle plays an architect who the character of Dakota hates because of her history with the character played by Jamie.
2. Jamie Dornan feels uncomfortable without a beard
He has admitted that he feels more himself with the beard rather than without. He feels like his identity is attached with the beard as without it he sees himself as a skinny baby-faced actor.
3. Jamie found his fame as model
He modeled for Calvin Klein and was dubbed ‘The Golden Torso’ by the New York Times.
4. Jamie Dornan used to date Keira Knightley
They had the relationship for 2 years before the split in 2005 which was the talk of the town at that time. Keira is famous for her role in Pirates of the Caribbean among other international box office blockbusters.
5. Jamie is nothing like his character!
It would be fair to say that Jamie Dornan is a polar opposite to the character he plays in Fifty Shades of Grey series. In his words, becoming a dad was the best thing that had ever happened to him after welcoming a baby girl in 2013 and wants more babies with his wife Amelia Warner.
6. Dakota Johnson’s acting genes
She comes from popular stock as her dad is former ‘Miami Vice’ star Don Johnson and her mom is Melanie Griffith, a famous actress in the 80’s. No wonder she plays her parts so elegantly and beautifully with great ease. Her grandmother also is a famous actress from the 60’s. Genes at work people, genes at work.
7. Stepdad another legend- Dakota Johnson has it all!
After a divorce in 1996, Melanie Griffith married Antonio Banderas and they were together till 2014. Dakota is still close to Antonio and credits as being a very good mentor and stepdad. She has also acted with her stepdad and mother in the film ‘Crazy in Alabama’ and played Sondra in 1999. She decided to pursue a modelling career even though she liked acting post this film.
8. Guess her middle name
Dakota’s middle name is kind of unusual and strange, just like her. Her middle name is ‘Mayi’ which is of French origin whose meaning is unknown and mysterious just like Dakota. She has got six half-siblings on her mother’s and father’s side as well. That’s a great big family.
9. Dakota- the animal lover
She loves animals and often takes her favorite dog Zeppelin out for walks. She is also a passionate animal rights activist and has gone on record saying that she would give up all these fame for a life at the quiet ranch living among horses and chicken. Good to see that she has a warm heart towards animals.
10. Dancing Dakota
She is also an amazing professionally trained dancer and has studied Ballet dance for 12 years. She also appeared in an Aspen, Colorado production of “The Nutcracker” as a child.
These are some of the unknown things about the star-studded cast of Fifty Shades: Freed, the third installment of the popular fifty shades adapted from the book series written by E. L James.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson playing the lead roles are expected to negotiate seven-figure pay rises for the two Fifty Shades of Grey sequels, Darker and Freed. The co-stars were reportedly paid $250,000 each (£170,000) plus bonuses for the first movie. There will be enough drama, suspense and thrill for any fan of the books as promised by the director. If the past films are anything to go by, it is highly likely that people will enjoy this movie and make it a super hit at the Hollywood box office just like its predecessors.
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