From a young age Dakota Johnson knew she wanted to be an actress.
This fact was confirmed when her father, Don Johnson, appeared on the March 9 episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, and recalled a conversation he had with the 31-year-old star when she was in high school. The topic came up after that Seth Meyers asked if Dakota had ever asked Don for advice or if he had asked him for advice.
“The bus has departed. She doesn’t need any advice from me,” replied the Knives Out alum. “The funny thing about her is – we have a rule in the family that if you stay in school you can stay on the payroll. So if you go to college you can stay on the payroll. Towards the end In high school, I went to her and said, “So, do you want to go to some colleges?” Or something like that. And she said, “Oh no. “
Don told his daughter that this meant she was “no longer on the payroll” and asked how she “would make it”. But Dakota just told him, “Don’t worry.”
He certainly didn’t have to. “Three weeks later she had that part nailed down David Fincher“The social network,” said Don, “and the rest is, let’s say, cinema history.”