Dakota Johnson has confessed that when Melanie Griffith posts childhood photos of her on social media, she feels completely ashamed.
The 32-year-old actress stated on the Jan. 19 episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden” that she isn’t active on social media, despite having an official Instagram account. But Dakota’s parents adore Instagram, so her old photos occasionally end up on the platform.
When host James Corden asked Dakota Johnson if she liked it when they posted her photos, she said, “I don’t like it, but I also don’t go on social media, so I don’t find out about it until it’s really baked into the internet, and somebody will send it to me like, ‘Oh, you were so ugly’ or ‘You were so cute when you had braces and a slicked-back ponytail.’”
Dakota Johnson went on to claim that when she finds out these photographs are on the internet, she “becomes a 12-year-old” and has some harsh words for her mother.
“I’m like, ‘Mom, you can’t do that. We’ve had this conversation so many times!'” she says while pretending to type furiously with her fingers. “She doesn’t care.”
Dakota Johnson also recalls her mother embarrassing her long before social media existed.
“My mom is the most amazing person,” Johnson added, “but she embarrasses me in front of a lot of people.”
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress revealed a particularly traumatic incident in which her mother humiliated her in front of her childhood crush, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, when she ran into him at the airport.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, Mom’ — I think I was 8 — ‘Oh my god, Mom, it’s him, it’s really him!’ I was like, ‘We’re gonna be married. We’re gonna be together forever. … We’re the same. We love each other,’” said Johnson. But she was appalled when Griffith summoned Thomas, prompting Johnson to flee in shame.
“I was across the airport behind a plant,” she recalled, adding that she tried “to be invisible.” “It was obvious (that) I was very visible. I couldn’t hide behind the plant. … It wasn’t, like, a tree.”
Griffith shares Dakota Johnson with her first husband, Don Johnson.
The “Working Girl” actress also has a son, Alexander, 36, with her second husband, Steven Bauer, and a daughter, Stella, 25, with her third husband, Antonio Banderas.