Dakota Johnson Is Single, Says Guys Are 'Running for the Hills' Thanks to Her 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role

by Antoinette Bueno 11:56 AM PDT, September 18, 2015
Playing Dakota Johnson Is Single, Says Guys Are 'Running for the Hills' Thanks to Her 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role

It turns out starring in Fifty Shades of Grey is not exactly great for your love life.

Dakota Johnson stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Friday, when she surprisingly revealed that guys actually "run away" from her, thanks to her high-profile role as Anastasia Steele. Dakota and Jamie Dornan star in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling erotic novel, and will reprise their roles in the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker.

"I guess they're scared of me," Dakota laughed, when asked by Ellen if she feels guys are more attracted to her these days, or are more intimidated. "They either love me or they're running for the hills .. I guess they're running for the hills."

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Dakota confirmed she's single now, after having been linked to musician Matthew Hitt.

Still, even strangers can make things a little uncomfortable for her -- like when she recently took a cab, and the driver turned out to be very forthcoming about having watched the racy film with his wife.

" ... He goes, 'I thought there could be more sex,' and I was about to, like, roll out of the car while it was driving," Dakota joked. "Sometimes people just say things that are a little awkward for me."

The 25-year-old actress -- who revealed that Fifty Shades Darker starts filming sometime in the new year -- also confirmed that despite her memorable attempts to get her mother, actress Melanie Griffith, to see her star-making film, the Working Girl star has yet to view it.

"Nobody in my family," she smiled, referring to her dad, former Miami Vice star Don Johnson, and her grandmother, actress Tippi Hedren, also having no interest in seeing Fifty Shades of Grey.

ETonline actually caught up with Don at the TCA press tour, when he explained why he has yet to see his daughter in the controversial movie. "She asked me not to see the movie, and frankly that's not a movie that I would rush to see," the 65-year-old actor said. "I respected her wishes. So I haven't seen it."

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