Don Johnson talks Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey

Exclusive: "She's a gifted, gifted actress"

As the female lead in the forthcoming mega-novel adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey, there's a whole host of expectation heaped on Dakota Johnson.

But there's one famous actor who's definitely got her back - her father, Don Johnson.

We recently spoke to the legendary actor about his forthcoming role in gritty noir thriller Cold in July, and he only had words of encouragement and praise for his daughter as she takes on her biggest role yet.

"I'm exceedingly proud of my daughter. She's a gifted, gifted actress. I don't speak about the obviously salacious nonsense. This is the family business – we all take on challenges and there’s no doubt in my mind that Dakota will be a major movie star. This is just another part of what I think will be a long and important career," he raved.

And as for whether Don's had a peek at the saucy script? He's keeping pretty schtum...

"I haven’t read it, and secondly, that gets into a character that it’s obviously inappropriate for me to talk about. *laughs*"

Cold in July hits UK cinemas 27 June 2014.

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