The Fifty Shades of Grey Actress calls Rude Behaviour towards Assistants ‘Boring and Sad’
Dakota Johnson called for better treatment of Hollywood assistants. While talking about her upcoming movie The High Note, Johnson raised the issue.
“My relationship with my assistant is the greatest. I adore her, and I’m so grateful for her.
I think every person should be treated with respect and kindness. Especially for people who are helping me in my life, and I’m so grateful for them.”
Dakota added that she wished for people to be happy and loved.
“I just want everyone to feel loved, supportive and happy.
I was brought up learning how to treat people with respect and gratitude. But I also saw people not treat their assistants or team members that way, and it’s boring and sad.”
Talking about The High Note, Dakota Johnson reveals that her character is deeply ambitious. She added that her character doesn’t let anyone shut down her ambition and drive.
“That was extremely important to me. That there was a young woman who had just lofty dreams, and the way she achieved them was by being deeply ambitious.
She was constantly focusing on being better at her craft.”
In the movie, Dakota will be portraying Maggie who is an aspiring music producer. Maggie becomes an assistant to a veteran star Grace David, portrayed by Tracee Ellis Ross.
“I make playlists for every movie that I do”
Not only that, Johnson has showcased her musical abilities in The High Note. Scenes consist of piano solos and Dakota Johnson singing along with, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
“I did a lot of piano lessons in the early morning before work,” said the 30-year-old actress.
Adding that she had a musical upbringing.
“My dad used to play music all the time in the house. My two older brothers are musicians as well. I grew up in a household that was always full of musicians.
My dad listened to a lot of classic rock. My brothers who are into ’90s grunge, rap, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Tribe Called Request. That’s how I go into learning about music.”