'Fifty Shades of Grey' actress hits out at 'brutal' Hollywood over ageism
Dakota Johnson condemns Hollywood, saying there is no room for her older stars.
London: "Fifty Shades of Grey" actor Dakota Johnson has condemned Hollywood, saying there is no room for her mother, Melanie Griffith, and grandmother Tippi Hedren. Johnson, who is promoting her new film "Black Mass", said she worries about her future in Hollywood at the age of 26, reported Guardian online.
But she suggested matters were much worse for "Working Girl" star Griffith, 58, and Hitchcock muse Hedren, 85. "Why isn't my mother in the movies? She's an extraordinary actress," asked Johnson.
"Why isn't my grandmother in the movies? This industry is 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," she said.
Johnson said she remained proud of her work in "Fifty Shades of Grey", the erotic romance that was panned by critics.
"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."