“Fifty Shades of Grey” actress Dakota Johnson amazed viewers of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” when he showed off her perfect French, Aussie and Southern accents.
Johnson appeared in the show to promote Warner Bros. Pictures’ new thriller “Black Mass,” MTV wrote.
The actress played Lindsey Cyr, the girlfriend of ruthless gangster Whitey Bulger and the mother of his only child. The Boston crime kingpin Bulger was portrayed by Johnny Depp.
Johnson explained how she prepared for the role, saying “I worked with a dialect coach a little bit, but I have a thing with eavesdropping. If I was at restaurants or places, I would just listen to the accent and practice.”
Fallon then put her on the spot and challenged her in an accent test. Dakota rose to the challenge and wowed the audience.
The biopic “Black Mass” also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Juno Temple, and Julianne Nicholson.
“Black Mass,” which has hit cinemas on September 18, also received stellar reviews from critics.
The Guardian wrote, “Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton both give richly absorbing performances of preening macho self-regard and self-delusion.”
Johnson is known as “Anastasia Steele” in the racy hit movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” She will reprise her role in “Fifty Shades Darker” alongside Jaime Dornan, who portrayed Christian Grey.
Johnson teased that they will start filming early next year. It is still unclear if the cast will return in Vancouver, where the first installment of the E.L. James novel series was filmed, the International Business Times wrote.
It was previously reported that “House of Cards” director James Foley has been tapped to replace “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who announced her departure in March shortly after movie was showed.
Speculations indicated that Taylor-Johnson left the franchise because of creative differences on set with James.
“Fifty Shades Darker” is scheduled for release in February 2017.