"I don't need to distance myself from [Fifty Shades of Grey]," Johnson said. "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."
There's no denying that the film raised Johnson's profile, who was previously known for parts in indie films and her role on the Fox sitcom Ben and Kate (as well as being the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson).
Johnson also spoke candidly about the film industry and the ageism that seems to be system in show business.
"Why isn't my mother in movies? She's an extraordinary actress! Why isn't my grandmother [85-year-old Tippi Hedren] in movies? This industry is f**king brutal," she shared. "No matter how tough you are, sometimes there's the feeling of not being wanted. It's absurd and cut-throat."