Dakota Johnson Opens Up About Suffering With Anxiety

Dakota Johnson is the name on everyone’s lips once again. 

She won all of the fashion points at the Venice Film Festival, and has been busy promoting her new flick, Black Mass.

Taking to the cover for AnOther Magazine’s Autumn/Winter ’15 issue, the Fifty Shades Of Grey star has bared all in an artistic topless snap, leaving her wet hair loose and tousled to frame her face. 

>Photographer: Collier Schorr / @anothermagazine

In the candid and revealing interview, the 25-year-old actress has opened up about her anxiety, and how it impacts her when going for auditions. 

Recounting her experiences of panic attacks, she revealed: “Sometimes I panic to the point where I don’t know what I’m thinking or doing. I have a full anxiety attack…

“I have them all the time anyway, but with auditioning it’s bad. I’m so terrified of it.” 


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The Hollywood star is no stranger to celebrity, with her famous parents ensuring she grew up in the spotlight long before being catapulted onto the A-list by her raunchy 50 Shades film role.

But this just proves how anyone can be affected by anxiety. 

Dakota also admitted that she sometimes has trouble believing in herself: “I have crippling self- doubt!”

But the determined star says it only drives her to succeed more: “But the things I’m the most afraid of, I run towards.”

Oh DJ, we didn’t think it was possible to love you any more. 



Dakota, is currently promoting her latest film. She stars alongside Johnny Depp who plays the famous Irish mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger.

She revealed to AnOther Magazine that the pair bonded over a mutual friend: “It was cool because we have a connection in having known Hunter Thompson. My dad was quite close with Hunter.”

Dakota’s passion for her job is undeniable. She gushes: “A film set is the most comfortable place I could be in the world, that’s what I know.

“I always thought this is what I would end up doing. I just had to wait until it was my turn.”