Dakota Johnson was a little too rock ‘n’ roll for the prestigious Juilliard performing arts conservatory.
“A lot of things went wrong, said Johnson of her Juilliard audition. “They ask you to choose two monologues… I chose one that was written by Steve Martin,” she told Seth Meyers on a recent “Late Night” episode. “They didn’t understand the Steve Martin one. But I think he is the best!”
The panel of judges also surprised Johnson with a spontaneous request to sing. “I started singing a Radiohead song, which they also didn’t understand… I was just far too indie for Juilliard,” quipped the “Fifty Shades” star.
Clearly, however, things worked out well enough for Johnson in the realm of the performing arts.
The actress, 28, will star in the film franchise finale “Fifty Shades Freed” on February 9, as well as the horror movie “Suspiria” with Chloe Grace Moretz and Tilda Swinton, and “The Peanut Butter Falcon” with Shia LaBeouf and Bruce Dern.