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

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Nicole on

Nope sorry still don’t see it. Who the—is in charge of casting?! Did they even read the books? I find it hard to believe this is who they envisioned.

EV Emmons on

The hair colour doesn’t make the character. Personality and the ability to act, make the character. She has neither, and certainly wouldn’t be in anything, if not for her famous family.

Beli on

She looks to old to be Anastasia Steele and Jamie looks to young to be Christian.. I think it’s going to be a total flop! Long live the book ;)

Jill on

@ fried… yes I am a reader enjoy reading.I wanted to see what the big talk was all about. seriously like watching a car accident and not wanting to look but couldn’t turn away hoping somewhere some how these books would get better and I was wrong! like I said someone with No sex life enjoyed the company of those books I would sit back and actually laugh at it.

Suzanne on

It’s just a movie, not even one of those great movies that will stand for generations. She may not fit people’s idea of the character, but she is still a pretty girl and does not deserve the scorn that is heaped on her by petty people.

Blame the people who chose her if she does not meet your requirements, boycott the movie, but why throw shade on an actress whose only ‘crime’ is she did not meet the requirements of your fantasy.

Yvonne on

I never read these books but I’ve read all the comments about them. I think the whole point of casting a movie based on a book is to make the characters believable for the fans and to get them as close to the book characters as possible. From what I’ve read these two are a huge fail as ringers for the characters in the book. Don’t know what the director was thinking. That young man might be attractive but he doesn’t fit the character as people have said. This girl doesn’t either. Apparently all they want to do is cause this movie to fail from the word go. That’s about all that needs to be said, calling them ugly is a bit harsh when all you need to say is “They aren’t right for the parts.” Would you like it if someone came up and told you “You’re ugly.”? From the time we’re children we’re taught better manners than that. Apparently a few people have unlearnt that lesson.

iluvmychis on

Wow. When are people going to stop being so hateful and critical? “She’s still ugly.” Well I’m sure you’re no beauty queen yourself. If you all are so unhappy about this, why are you wasting your time reading articles about it? Move on.

k on

Ok, so she dyed her hair, but can she act?

(Btw, she’s a deadringer for her dad.)

bkable on

She looks like Lady Gaga…

stephanie on

Ick… Her, and that underwear model dude for Christian… ughhh why does Hollywood cast these ugly ass people for HUGE rolls when they are doing a movie version of a book?! I hate reading something, and then when the movie comes out and you have faces to forever put with these book characters, it’s like wtf yuck!

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