Did Fifty Shades of Grey Change Dakota Johnson?

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    Dakota Johnson, Exclusive, Elle Magazine
    Dakota Johnson, Exclusive, Elle Magazine Carter Smith/Elle Magazine

    It's nice to know that Dakota Johnson isn't letting Fifty Shades of Grey go to her head.

    She was filming Cymbeline with John Leguizamo when she won the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of the best selling NSFW novel.

    "Here we're doing the movie and she's just Dakota Johnson and the next week it was announced in the trades that she's in Fifty Shades of Grey and all of a sudden we're bombarded," Leguizamo told me at the SXSW premiere of his new comedy, Chef. "But she still remained the same girl even though we had to protect her from the massive amounts of crazy."

    "Her life changed like that," he said while snapping his fingers.

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    Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades Of Grey Set JKING/FAMEFLYNET

    Leguizamo admitted he'll probably watch his young costar in the naughty flick. "I'd like to take a look at some of the positions," he cracked. "Maybe not all fifty, but some of the shades."

    Fifty Shades finished shooting about three weeks ago. "And that's a wrap...," author E L James tweeted on Feb. 21.

    "One of us is drinking... It's a wrap," James wrote on Instagram along with a photo of her and director Sam Taylor-Johnson. She followed with another tweet of an empty room with the caption, "It's so empty without you @michaelDe_luca @danabrunetti."

    The movie is set to be released on Feb. 14, 2015.

    Producer Dana Brunetti has said they hope to release an R-rated cut of the movie as well as a dirtier NC-17 version.

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