Dakota Johnson shocked by ‘nightmare’ scrutiny over her tooth gap

Dakota Johnson was shocked by the scrutiny she faced after the gap between her front teeth closed.Back in August, the actress was photographed smiling at the premiere of her movie, The Peanut Butter Falcon, with fans soon noticing that the space betwee…

Dakota Johnson was shocked by the scrutiny she faced after the gap between her front teeth closed.

Back in August, the actress was photographed smiling at the premiere of her movie, The Peanut Butter Falcon, with fans soon noticing that the space between her two front teeth was significantly smaller than before.

And in a new interview with her Bad Times at the El Royale co-star Cailee Spaeny for U.S. InStyle magazine, Dakota confessed that the intense media attention she faced over the dental work was her worst nightmare.

“It will always be strange to have so much scrutiny on your appearance,” she explained. “Like, everyone was freaking out when they thought that I’d closed the gap in my teeth. The whole thing was a nightmare for me, honestly. I was so upset because I’ve had the gap my whole life.”

Dakota insisted that the gap had closed after she had a retainer on the back of her teeth removed, and she was left stunned by the worldwide coverage that focused on the gap.

“The fact that it was global news was so shocking to me because of the actual global news that we should be talking about. But, anyway, now I have a retainer, and I’m trying to get my gap back,” the 30-year-old laughed.

Previously, Dakota opened up on losing her tooth gap during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and joked that she was now getting food stuck in her teeth.

“I’m sad about my gap tooth too so I’d really appreciate some privacy during this time. I have to deal with a host of new problems now, I get food stuck in my teeth whereas before it would just slide right through,” she quipped.

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Gucci demystifies backstage rituals with fall 20 runway spectacle

Alessandro Michele has demystified the backstage rituals of a fashion show with his latest Gucci runway spectacle.The creative director of the Italian fashion house unveiled his fall/winter 2020 womenswear collection titled An Unrepeatable Ritual as pa…

Alessandro Michele has demystified the backstage rituals of a fashion show with his latest Gucci runway spectacle.

The creative director of the Italian fashion house unveiled his fall/winter 2020 womenswear collection titled An Unrepeatable Ritual as part of Milan Fashion Week at the Gucci Hub on Wednesday, with the likes of Dakota Johnson, Yara Shahidi, Florence Welch, and Amandla Stenberg all perched on the front row.

But rather than hold a conventional presentation, Michele chose to unveil exactly what occurs behind the scenes, with guests entering the venue to find themselves in the “backstage” area where the models were getting ready and designers, stylists, and tailors were applying final touches.

“There’s the rapture of a gift, in this unrepeatable ritual. There’s the promise of a precious delivery. Lights out. The congregation lingers, awaiting with open hands,” the designer commented in the show notes. “A pin-drop silence, to receive my uneven heartbeats and my thrills. I offer my poetics to this tribe of emancipated spectators. May they use to wonder. May they help me understand it. They can use it to reawaken dormant questions. Or else, they can simply reject it, if they can’t find a way to open a door of compassion.”

With the stage set on a revolving platform, the models in complete stillness at the front.

As always, Michele drew upon an eclectic mix of references, including ladylike dresses with Peter Pan collars, Tudor-inspired lace with embroidery, ruffled ballgowns, Puritan-esque hats, and conservative tartan skirts paired with high-neck lace tops.

Other highlights included a suit with delicate floral pattern and matching tie, a blue velvet baby doll number worn with orange tights, and a lace dress accessorised with a black leather harness over the top and heavy crucifix necklace.

To conclude, Michele offered up a hippy-inspired look comprised of a peasant top, bandana and torn jeans and a jaunty suit made up of plaid trousers and a tangerine blazer with black silk lapels.

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Olivia Colman joins Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut

Maggie Gyllenhaal has cast Oscar winner Olivia Colman in her directorial debut The Lost Daughter.The 46-year-old joins Chernobyl’s Jessie Buckley, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, and Gyllenhaal’s husband Peter Sarsgaard in the big-screen adap…

Maggie Gyllenhaal has cast Oscar winner Olivia Colman in her directorial debut The Lost Daughter.

The 46-year-old joins Chernobyl’s Jessie Buckley, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, and Gyllenhaal’s husband Peter Sarsgaard in the big-screen adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel.

As well as directing, Gyllenhaal has also written the script and will serve as one of the producers, according to editors at Variety.

The Lost Daughter follows the story of a college professor, played by Colman, who begins to struggle with her own psychological trauma after meeting a young woman, played by Johnson, and her daughter while on vacation.

In a statement, Gyllenhaal said she was “disturbed and comforted” after reading Ferrante’s novel, and was immediately inspired to bring the story to life.

“When I finished reading Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter, I felt that something secret and true had been said out loud,” she shared. “I immediately thought how much more intense the experience would be in a movie theatre, with other people around. And I set to work on this adaptation.

“I find that the script has attracted other people interested in exploring these secret truths about motherhood, sexuality, femininity, desire. And I’m thrilled to continue my collaboration with such brave and exciting actors and filmmakers.”

Colman, who the Best Actress Oscar for The Favourite last year, is currently filming season four of The Crown, which will premiere later this year on Netflix.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon director ‘offered money’ to replace actor with Down’s syndrome

Tyler Nilson was “offered money” to replace The Peanut Butter Falcon star Zack Gottsagen because he suffers from Down’s syndrome.Zack has been training for a career as an actor since a young age, and had the part in the film written especially for him …

Tyler Nilson was “offered money” to replace The Peanut Butter Falcon star Zack Gottsagen because he suffers from Down’s syndrome.

Zack has been training for a career as an actor since a young age, and had the part in the film written especially for him after he met Tyler at an acting camp for people with disabilities – but faced adversity from studio bosses who feared he would make the film “unmarketable”.

“Every step of the way has been a bit of an uphill battle,” Tyler shared on British daytime show This Morning. “We were told this would not be marketable, people would not go and see it in theatres… because he’s not a marketable face… We were offered money to replace Zack.”

The filmmaker, who co-directs the film with Mike Schwartz, went on to share bosses were certain the film would flop, adding: “We were also told it wouldn’t get on streaming services and people wouldn’t buy tickets and go to watch it in the cinemas.”

The movie, which also stars Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson, follows a young man with Down’s syndrome who runs away from home to follow his dreams of becoming a professional wrestler.

It was met with critical acclaim and received the Narrative Spotlight Audience Award at South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas earlier this year.

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Dakota Johnson ‘really sad’ retainer removal led to tooth gap closing up

Dakota Johnson was “really sad” to see her signature tooth gap close up after she had a retainer removed.The Fifty Shades of Grey actress is known for having a small space between her upper two front teeth, and in a video for Vanity Fair in 2017, even …

Dakota Johnson was “really sad” to see her signature tooth gap close up after she had a retainer removed.

The Fifty Shades of Grey actress is known for having a small space between her upper two front teeth, and in a video for Vanity Fair in 2017, even demonstrated how she could put various objects into the gap, including toothpicks, a credit card, a cherry stem, a twig, and cash.

However, following Dakota’s appearance at The Peanut Butter Falcon premiere in Hollywood last Thursday night, eagle-eyed fans noticed that it looked like she had the gap closed entirely, and during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, she spoke about the recent changes to her smile.

“I had a permanent retainer since I was like, 13, and it was just glued to the back of my teeth, and I was having a lot of neck problems recently so my orthodontist, she decided that it would be a good idea to take it off and see if my jaw sort of expanded,” she said. “It helped me, and my gap closed by itself. I’m really sad about it too.”

Dakota went on to insinuate that she hadn’t undergone any dramatic dental work, insisting that her tooth gap closed on its own.

“As you grow, as a human being, your skull expands, and your jaw and your teeth move. Your teeth don’t look like they did when you were a baby,” the 29-year-old smiled, before adding jokingly: “I’m sad about my gap tooth too. So, I’d really appreciate some privacy in this time. I have to deal with a whole new world of problems – getting food stuck in my tooth. Before it would just slide right through!”

To conclude the chat, host Jimmy asked Dakota if she would consider getting the tooth gap back.

“Yeah, but it’s gonna come back,” she replied. “Yeah, (I can get) other retainers. The world of dentistry is so advanced.”

While it is possible Dakota’s tooth gap closed on its own, Dr. Nina Bal, a London-based cosmetic dental surgeon and facial aesthetics expert, isn’t entirely convinced that the star hasn’t had some recent dental work done.

“Anything is possible but (it’s) very, very unlikely that the gap can close so perfectly itself, plus it makes no sense that a retainer was placed with a gap in between the teeth,” she commented. “Normally, it’s placed at the end of the orthodontic treatment once teeth are straight.”

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Dakota Johnson appears to have closed signature tooth gap

Dakota Johnson appears to have undergone dental work to have her signature tooth gap closed.The Fifty Shades of Grey actress is known for having a small space between her upper two front teeth, and in a video for Vanity Fair in 2017, even demonstrated …

Dakota Johnson appears to have undergone dental work to have her signature tooth gap closed.

The Fifty Shades of Grey actress is known for having a small space between her upper two front teeth, and in a video for Vanity Fair in 2017, even demonstrated how she could put various objects into the gap, including toothpicks, a credit card, a cherry stem, a twig and cash.

However, following Dakota’s appearance at The Peanut Butter Falcon premiere in Hollywood last Thursday night, eagle-eyed fans noticed that it looked like she had the gap closed entirely.

A close-up photo of the star smiling at the premiere appears to confirm the speculation, though the 29-year-old has yet to comment on whether or not she had a recent trip to the dentist.

In light of the transformation, a number of Dakota’s fans have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts on her new look.

One user wrote, “Logged on to find out that Dakota Johnson, the only person who should have a gap in their teeth, got rid of hers…,” while another asked, “Is grieving over Dakota Johnson fixing her tooth gap a valid reason to not work?”

Yet, a third commenter showed support for Dakota, and praised: “I just found out Dakota Johnson fixed her tooth gap and I’m kinda sad because that was like her brand but if it makes her feel better I’m all for it u go queen (sic).”

Elsewhere, followers posted video montages in honour of Dakota’s famed tooth gap.

Other celebrities known for having gap teeth include Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood, Lara Stone, Madonna, and even Dakota’s rumoured boyfriend, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

The Peanut Butter Falcon, also starring Shia LaBeouf and Bruce Dern, is slated to open in U.S. cinemas on Friday.

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Emilia Clarke turned down Fifty Shades of Grey due to nude scenes

Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the…

Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.

The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

However, Emilia has now shared that she rejected an offer to portray the leading lady as she was sick of being asked questions about disrobing for hit TV series Game of Thrones, in which she played Daenerys Targaryen.

“Well, Sam (Taylor-Johnson) is a magician. I love her, and I thought her vision was beautiful. But the last time that I was naked on camera on (Game of Thrones) was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman,” she said during The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress Roundtable, which also included Patricia Arquette, Michelle Williams, Christine Baranski, Danai Gurira and Niecy Nash. “And it’s annoying as hell and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character – I didn’t do it so some guy could check out my t**s, for God’s sake. So, that coming up, I was like, ‘I can’t.'”

Emilia went on to explain that she also feared being “pigeonholed” in Hollywood.

“I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to that, where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff, I was just like, ‘No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation,’ and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, ‘No, you can’t keep asking me this question,'” the 32-year-old commented.

Anastasia was ultimately played by Dakota Johnson, while the part of Christian Grey went to Jamie Dornan. The duo reprised their roles for the two follow-up films in the franchise; 2017’s Fifty Shades Darker and 2018’s Fifty Shades Freed.

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Jamie Dornan knew Fifty Shades would ‘get panned’ by critics

Jamie Dornan knew that the Fifty Shades movies would “get panned” by film critics.The 37-year-old made his debut as suave millionaire businessman Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey back in 2015, but has now confessed it was a strange decision he ha…

Jamie Dornan knew that the Fifty Shades movies would “get panned” by film critics.

The 37-year-old made his debut as suave millionaire businessman Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey back in 2015, but has now confessed it was a strange decision he had to make when he was offered the part.

“It was very odd to be honest, because you are presented with this incredible opportunity that is going to have a big impact on your life and change many things,” Jamie explained during an interview on the Out to Lunch with Jay Rayner podcast.

“To be honest, mostly financially, but again in (my) career (it) opened so many doors. But you sort of know it’s going to get panned. Very strange thing.”

While the father-of-three went on to reprise his role as the S&M loving millionaire, alongside on-screen love Dakota Johnson, in two more Fifty Shades films, the response to the movies adapted from E.L. James’ books has been polarising.

And while Jamie was aware of the negative reviews of the books, he managed to maintain a professional attitude on set, and admitted working on the movies was “a great joy”.

“You’re trying to do the best you can and make the best of it but we knew that because the books were sort of adored by many, bought by many, but panned by many, it was probably going to be the same thing for the movies,” he shared.

“It’s not like suddenly everyone who thought the book was badly written was going to be like, ‘Oh but the film’s very good.’ They were a great joy to be a part of and a crazy journey to go on, but also, above everything else, they are just a job on a film set. It’s no different than anything else; you’re just simulating more sex.”

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Dario Argento not a fan of new Suspiria

Dario Argento, the director of the original Suspiria, is not a fan of the new movie, starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Chloe Grace Moretz. The filmmaker insists Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 remake “betrayed” his acclaimed 1977 version, which featu…

Dario Argento, the director of the original Suspiria, is not a fan of the new movie, starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Chloe Grace Moretz.

The filmmaker insists Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 remake “betrayed” his acclaimed 1977 version, which featured Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, and Flavio Bucci .

“It did not excite me and it betrayed the spirit of the original film,” Dario tells Un Giorno de Pecorca. “The film has not satisfied me so much.”

But the veteran stopped short of criticising Guadagnino directly, calling him “a fine person” and cooing about his set design, stating Luca made “beautiful tables, beautiful curtains, beautiful dishes…”

Argento, the father of actress Asia Argento, appeared as the uncredited narrator in his version of the film, and he’s also credited as a writer on the new version.

He also didn’t turn on Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s revamp of music group Goblin’s score for the original horror film.

The rocker recently told The Hollywood Reporter it took him months to “even contemplate the idea” of creating the atmospheric music for Guadagnino’s horror movie, calling Goblin’s original score “one of those legendary soundtracks”.

“It was one of those moments in your life where you want to run away but you know you’ll regret it if you do,” he said.

“I watched the original film several times, and I loved it because it was of that time, an incredibly intense soundtrack. Obviously Goblin and Dario worked incredibly closely when they did it together.”

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Dakota Johnson can’t get enough pumpkin spice during festive season

Dakota Johnson counts pumpkin spice as one of her favourite scents and flavours.The Suspiria actress was tapped as the face of Gucci Bloom, designer Alessandro Michele’s first perfume for the Italian house, last year (17), and appeared in the campaign …

Dakota Johnson counts pumpkin spice as one of her favourite scents and flavours.

The Suspiria actress was tapped as the face of Gucci Bloom, designer Alessandro Michele’s first perfume for the Italian house, last year (17), and appeared in the campaign alongside model Hari Nef and artist Petra Collins.

While Gucci Bloom, with its tuberose and jasmine notes, is Dakota’s go-to scent, she has now shared that she’s also a big fan of anything pumpkin spice when it comes to food or home fragrance.

“I made pumpkin bread the other day. And I like pumpkin spice scents and flavours, but you know what I don’t like? Those pumpkin spice Christmas candles. I’d rather smell something else,” she told Elle.com, adding that she will also sometimes head to Starbucks for one of the coffee shop’s infamous lattes too. “I used to love the eggnog latte from Starbucks even better (than the pumpkin spice version). But it has like 5,000 calories or something crazy. It’s really bad for you, but it’s so good.”

Dakota likes anything that smells “cosy”, especially baked goods or roasting vegetables. Additionally, she incorporates essential oils into her everyday beauty regime as well.

“I use lavender to sleep; I put it in the bath. I have candles and incense everywhere. And I like when rooms just smell like feelings. I like loving, cosy, romantic scents,” the 29-year-old said.

When Dakota’s not at work, she’s often spotted running errands in relaxed denim and T-shirt combinations, and she finally divulged where she gets her jeans from.

“(They) are APC jeans, but I had them tailored. I do that often,” she smiled.

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