Mom, stay out of the Red Room of Pain! As many await the highly anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James’ graphic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, star Dakota Johnson hopes everyone comes to see it … except for her parents.
“[Dakota] was like, ‘You guys cannot come. There's no way.’ So we're not going,” mom Melanie Griffith, 56, told IndieWire, indicating that her ex-husband and Dakota’s father Don Johnson will also not be making it to a screening.
“I did go visit for a couple of days when they were shooting just normal stuff. I did see the Room of Pain—I did go in there and check it out,” she admitted of the story’s kinky S&M room.
Though she’s immensely proud of her daughter, Griffith has her own busy in-transition life to focus on these days. In June she filed for divorce from husband Antonio Banderas after 18 years of marriage. When questioned about the decision, she seemed to take a positive approach.
“I'm going to do a lot of things. I'm going to do Pippin on Broadway in January,” she said of her upcoming projects. “It's not about my career now. It's just about finding great work and having a good time. My kids are almost grown. I'm getting divorced. I'm just happy. I'm really joyful. Life is good.”