05/22/2014 02:35 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Don Johnson: Dakota's '50 Shades' Role Will Be 'A Blip' In Her Career

Don Johnson doesn't have a lot to say about Dakota Johnson's lead role in the erotically-charged "Fifty Shades Of Grey" franchise. In fact, as Johnson told HuffPost Live in a recent interview, he hasn't even read the controversial S&M romance novel his daughter's film is based on.

"I don't know anything about it," he told host Ricky Camilleri, of the popular book. "... [And] this isn't something I would go out and buy and read anyways. This isn't on my bucket list. I read 'The Story Of O' in the sixties so I think I'm up to speed."

Despite not knowing exactly what the role of Anastasia Steele entails (hint: it's potentially sexual enough to merit an NC-17 rating), the elder Johnson is confident that it won't define the rest of his daughter's career.

"I can tell you this: Dakota is a gifted, gifted actress," he said. "And this will be a blip in a long line of parts where she kills it. She is the authentic article and I am exceedingly proud of her."

"Fifty Shades Of Grey" comes out Valentines day of 2015, but you can catch Don Johnson's new film, "Cold In July," in theaters May 23.

Watch Don Johnson's full HuffPost Live interview below:



"Fifty Shades of Grey" Films at UBC