Dakota Johnson's Anastasia Steele Transformation Is Almost Complete: She's a Brunette!

11/12/2013 at 06:27 PM ET

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Have you finally stopped fanning yourself after finding out who would be playing Christian Grey in the upcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey? (If so, maybe don’t click this link to see a photo of Jamie Dornan in his underwear before you finish reading this article.) Well, now that they’ve found the perfect guy for Grey’s silk ties, the film can go full steam ahead — as evidenced by Dakota Johnson’s new do.

The actress, who will be playing naive college senior Anastasia Steele who falls for Grey’s, er, charms, went shopping with a pal at West Hollywood’s The Grove shopping center, debuting her brand-new, allover brunette do. She’s been darkening up from her naturally blonde locks (she is Melanie Griffith’s daughter, after all) for a few months now, but this is the first time she’s shown off much darker hair since the role was announced.

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Last we saw Johnson, at the LACMA gala in early November, she didn’t appear to have the blunt, choppy bangs she’s wearing in this photo — meaning that she may be immersing herself completely in this role, starting from the hair down. We think Christian Grey would be proud.

What do you think of the new look? Can you picture her as Ana now? And can we talk about how hot Jamie Dornan is now that you’ve made it through this post?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , TV & Movies

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KHD on

PS – and I am still LOL that her mother was SO PROUD when she landed this role. Seriously??

lizza on

I was pumped up when it was Charlie Hunnam because HE could take me into a red room of pain any day of the week. Jamie? Not so much. I could have dealt with this girl with Charlie Hunnam in charge but her and Jamie both are going to make this a stinker. I’m sorry but she’s not Ana. Ana is supposed to be a beautiful YOUNG girl. This girl looks 35.

Guest on

The movie is going to tank @ the theaters! She’s looks pretty good as a brunette for the part.

Jeanne on

She is gorgeous just like her Dad!!

Susie on

I don’t see it. Maybe she feels she can play Ana’s role considering all the “Hot” sex. To me they needed a stronger actress. As for the guy. He’s not Christian. But if you think about it. Everybody see’s him differently. To me. Poor choice all the way around….

Guest on

She’s a natural blonde my big ole booty! Look at the dark roots. She’s just going back to her natural color. I agree with must folks that she looks too old to be Anastacia. Bummed :(

Not Ana on

KHD to me what was creepier was that her step dad was jus as excited as her mom that she got the part. Can you say icky….

whatever on

She really is not pretty. She looks way too old too. Blech!

Isis on

Like ANYONE in this planet is going to watch this moving because we actually expect it to be good or take the narrative seriously. We are just curious about the sex we read and how Hollywood will recreate XXX secuences to fit them into an R rating… specially if they include the toys. Never figured those out….

NotAna!! on

She is not even a little bit Ana!! She is a very pretty girl and I’m sure talented. Those things don’t make her Ana… Ana is a natural beauty…. emphasis on beauty, implying “beautiful” (note: Dakota pretty). Where are the full lips, thick wavy long hair, thin curvy figure, long dark lashes, and the eyes. Dakota has none of this. Dakota is not Ana. Awful choice. The make up and editing department have their work cut out for them. Blah!!!

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