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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maxxie on

This movie could have been massive hit yet it wil lbe a gigantic flop because of its cast. yuk. what were they thinking choosing these two to play Christian and Anastasia.. yuk all the way

Guest on

Nope. Not having it. They didn’t cast this role right, unfortunately.

Guest on

Nope. Not having it. They did not cast this role well, unfortunately.

Samm on

I’m truly shocked with all the petty comments on this site. I thought the human race was better than this, but instead it’s full of miserable people who can’t give over a simple casting choice. Embrace, or don’t want the movie. You don’t have to be so callous and disrespectful. She is going to be amazing.

Fiona on

Ew, I hate this choice.

Terri Fentress on

Man some of you all are cruel. She is still a human being for goodness sakes.

Rachel on

Sam and Terri… Jealous bitter women will always trash others while hiding their fat asses behind a computer screen. All of you trashing this woman post pictures of your gorgeous perfect selves … Come on let’s see perfection

acompletemystery on

I haven’t read the books. Is her character supposed to be a plain Jane?

Jennifer R on

She looks far too old to play a college senior. I predict a disastrous movie.

ana on

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