Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin’s Budding Romance!
(Global Press Club)
Her romantic life is heating up just weeks before her latest film Fifty Shades Freed debuts across movie screens worldwide.
And Dakota Johnson cut a casual figure as she was spotted picking up groceries at the Point Dume Village in Malibu on Tuesday morning.
The 28-year-old actress donned an adorable plaid dress to pick up the morning papers just one day after a PDA-packed beach stroll with new boyfriend, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 40.
She might be famous for her portrayal of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades franchise, but as we’ve all come to know, there’s much more to Dakota Johnson than meets the eye.
Covering Allure’s February issue, Johnson speaks about being an emotional person and how filming the Fifty Shades series has made her “strong”.
“Fundamentally, I’m open and warm. At my core, I’m a bleeding heart. But when your life is exposed and when the movie that exposes your life is exposing your emotions and your body, it can be very scary,” Johnson says of portraying Anastasia.
“Throughout this entire experience, I’ve learned that I can expose my heart and my emotions and I can still protect myself. I can still be vulnerable and strong. It’s a constant ebb and flow and a battle and trying to figure out how to have those things coexist within me. That’s what I’m grateful for,” she continued.
In what some fans are taking as a nod to her new relationship with Chris Martin, Johnson goes to explain how she links her movies — in this case, Fifty Shades — to her personal life, making us wonder if Martin is Christian Grey in this case.
“I don’t know how to explain it in a way that doesn’t sound hokey, but when I’m on a project, I’m on it for a certain reason, and I’m involved with the people for a reason… It’s always some sort of weird marriage to something that’s happening in my life, or the character has some connection to something that’s going on [in my life].”
Sure, it’s not an official confirmation, but we’ll take the fact the pair have been spotted on numerous dates instead.