Dakota Johnson is sharing never-before-heard confessions about the Fifty Shades of Grey film series.
Stripped down in a sheer Dries Van Noten dress over a beige bra and underwear set by Carine Gilson, the 28-year-old actress turns heads on the cover of Allure's February 2018 "New Naked" issue. In her accompanying interview with the magazine, she gets candid on the "very scary" parts of shooting the movie that made her a household name.
"Fundamentally, I'm open and warm," says Johnson, who reprises her role as Anastasia Steele in the latest movie, Fifty Shades Freed, out Feb. 9. "At my core, I'm a bleeding heart. But when your life is exposed and when the movie that exposes your life is exposing your emotions and your body, it can be very scary."
"Throughout this entire experience, I've learned that I can expose my heart and my emotions and I can still protect myself," she adds. "I can still be vulnerable and strong. It's a constant ebb and flow and a battle and trying to figure out how to have those things coexist within me. That’s what I'm grateful for."