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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Debs626 on

She is a very pretty young woman.

sambec on

The reason the movie will suck isn’t because of the actress. No real actress with any clout would go near this role. The movie settled for who they could get.

Melissa on

Such ugly and negative comments about a pretty lady. Let’s see how you look Sherae-naaaa and decide who’s prettier.

thenitenurse on

So Dakota basically went back to her original hair color right? I mean really when she was a blonde she had brown roots.

Lauren on

She’s pretty but I just don’t think she’s right for this role. She doesn’t have a young innocent look about her.

samyie on

Im sorry, but I thought Ana was a redhead. I will see the movie when it comes out on basic cable :)

Dina on

Ana is BRUNETTE, this is dirty blonde… >(

danielle C on

This movie is going to fall flat. You cannot possibly translate this poorly written attempt at erotica onto the big screen. The multitude of repetitive and unimaginative sex scenes would have to be watered down so far to make ratings, that it would have to rely on its other plot points. Since it has none to speak of, well….BOOM! CRASH! #EpicFail….People, please endeavor to be better readers, there is much much much better smut out there, if that’s your thing….

Brenda on

“darkening up from her naturally blonde locks”??? That is laughable. Anyone with a decent sense of vision can tell that her AND her mother are dyed blondes, not natural blondes. She just grew up thinking that dying her hair blonde was what she needed to do to be beautiful . . a faulty idea held by many misled girls/women. So just because you haven’t seen her as a brunette doesn’t mean that she is not one . . naturally.

jesse on

I saw this guy in that movie with Gillian Anderson and thought he was hot then, even though he was playing a psycho. I think he’s perfect for Christian… if they’re actually going to go for the tortured-soul thing. Her? Not so much.

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