During a recent virtual appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Don Johnson revealed how he cut his daughter off financially after she decided she wasn't attending college.
Dakota Johnson clearly doesn't need any help from anyone, including her father, actor Don Johnson. During a recent virtual appearance on Late Night With Seth MeyersLate Night With Seth Meyers, Dakota's father revealed how he cut his daughter off financially after she decided she wasn't attending college. Being the independent woman that Dakota is, she figured out a way to support herself.
"We have a rule in the family that, you know, if you stay in school, you get to stay on the payroll. So, you go to college, you get to stay on the payroll," the 71-year-old actor explained. "Toward the end of high school, I went to her and I said, 'So, do you want to go visit some colleges?' ... And she was like, 'Oh, no. I'm not going to college, no way.' I went, 'OK, you know what that means? You won't be on the payroll anymore.'
Actors Melanie Griffith, Dakota Johnson, and Don Johnson attend the New York premiere of "How To Be Single" at the NYU Skirball Center on February 3, 2016 in New York City.(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Naturally, the Fifty Shades of Grey actress responded in the best way possible.
When he asked his daughter how she was going to support herself, Dakota simply replied, "Don't you worry about it." Three weeks later, she secured a role in David Fincher's The Social Network. Johnson, who has five children from previous relationships, fathers Dakota with actress with Melanie Griffith.
While that might've been Dakota's first major film as an adult, it wasn't her first time appearing on screen. In fact, Dakota landed her first role at the age of 10, when she appeared in the 1999 film "Crazy in Alabama," with her mother. Dakota most famous for playing Anastasia Steele alongside Jamie Dornan in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
"She doesn't really call me for advice," Don said. "She calls me to say, 'Gosh, I would see you, but I've got three pictures I'm shooting at the same time.'"
Spoken like a liberated badass.