Dakota Johnson’s fame skyrocketed after being cast as Anastasia in ‘Fifty Shades of Gray.’ She hails from a star-studded family who has had their fair share of contacts with Hollywood heavyweights. Johnson recently opened up about a creepy interaction between legendary director, Alfred Hitchcock and her mother.

The 32-year-old actress is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her mother herself is a daughter of Tippi Hedren. Dakota Johnson discussed her family in an interview with Vanity Fair.

Johnson said in the interview that Hitchcock was a ‘tyrant,’ she then went on to detail a disturbing incident between her mother and the late director. During Christmas occasion, Hitchcock gave very young Griffith ‘a tiny replica’ of Hedren ‘in a tiny coffin.’

It’s alarming and dark and really, really sad for that little girl. Really scary. What happened with my grandmother was horrific because Hitchcock was a tyrant. He was talented and prolific—and important in terms of art—but power can poison people.

Hitchcock played an instrumental role in Hedren’s career when he cast her in The Birds and Marnie. The iconic director also ruined her career when Hedren did not want to sleep with him. Johnson and her family are quite upset because Hitchcock wasn’t held accountable for his actions.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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