Don Johnson, the father of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” lead actress Dakota Johnson, said he won’t watch his daughter’s film.
Johnson, who is popularly known for playing the lead role in the 1980s television series “Miami Vice,” recently appeared in “Good Morning Britain” and shared his thoughts about his daughter’s upcoming controversial movie.
For the 64-year-old actor, his decision to skip his daughter’s film has nothing to do with her racy scenes. He doesn’t want to watch it simply because he’s not interested in seeing it, according to Yahoo News.
“I probably will not see it just because it’s not a movie I would see,” Johnson said.
“I’ve never seen ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ I’ve never seen ‘Twilight,'” he added. “It’s in a category of films that I just wouldn’t be interested in.”
Despite expressing his disinterest in the film, Johnson is confident in his daughter’s acting abilities.
Given that their family is composed of showbiz veterans, he believes she has the talent to turn the controversial role she was given into something that will be praised by both critics and moviegoers
Apart from her father, Dakota’s mother, Melanie Griffith, is an Academy Award-winning actress. Her grandfather, the late Peter Griffith, was a former child actor while her grandmother Tippi Hedren is a former model and Golden Globe-winning actress, according to Cinema Blend.
“This is the family business,” he said. “This is what we do, and I am absolutely certain that Dakota will take a piece of material and a character which a lot of people might imagine could be inappropriate in some ways and turn it into something spectacular.”
For him, “Fifty Shades of Grey” will just be the start of his daughter’s rise in Hollywood, ABC News reported.
“Speaking like a proud father and also a seasoned professional, I can tell you that she is a gifted, gifted actress and this will just be one part in a long line of tremendous performances in her career,” he said.
The film, which is based on E.L. James’ novel of the same name, is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 13, 2015.