Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Glamour March 2015
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- Dakota on connecting with Anastasia: "I had read the books and was drawn to the character of Ana because she's private, loving, honest — and because she and Christian are both incredibly intelligent, confident, and can spar with each other on every level. I auditioned for two months. I met with Sam a bunch of times. So when I found out I had the part, I think I started crying. I was relieved the not-knowing was over."
- Sam on casting Dakota and Jamie: "Dakota was everything that I wanted in Anastasia. She has a strong sense of who she is, but at the same time there's a sweetness about her. It was tough to find Christian because, on the page, he's perfect. In real life there aren't so many people that tick all those boxes: to be able to be charismatic and charming, successful, wealthy, and devastatingly handsome."
- Jamie on eventually getting the role: "At first, I didn't audition. I made a tape in London with a casting director. I didn't hear anything until they cast Charlie [Hunnam]. I thought it was kind of funny to say that I'd auditioned to play Christian and failed miserably. Then whatever happened with [Charlie] happened, and the doors opened again."