Dakota Johnson's Anastasia Steele Transformation Is Almost Complete: She's a Brunette!

11/12/2013 at 06:27 PM ET

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Have you finally stopped fanning yourself after finding out who would be playing Christian Grey in the upcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey? (If so, maybe don’t click this link to see a photo of Jamie Dornan in his underwear before you finish reading this article.) Well, now that they’ve found the perfect guy for Grey’s silk ties, the film can go full steam ahead — as evidenced by Dakota Johnson’s new do.

The actress, who will be playing naive college senior Anastasia Steele who falls for Grey’s, er, charms, went shopping with a pal at West Hollywood’s The Grove shopping center, debuting her brand-new, allover brunette do. She’s been darkening up from her naturally blonde locks (she is Melanie Griffith’s daughter, after all) for a few months now, but this is the first time she’s shown off much darker hair since the role was announced.

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Last we saw Johnson, at the LACMA gala in early November, she didn’t appear to have the blunt, choppy bangs she’s wearing in this photo — meaning that she may be immersing herself completely in this role, starting from the hair down. We think Christian Grey would be proud.

What do you think of the new look? Can you picture her as Ana now? And can we talk about how hot Jamie Dornan is now that you’ve made it through this post?

–Alex Apatoff

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Sherae on

She’s been brunette before. And she’s still ugly. This movie is going to stink.

Anastasia on

At least they covered her huge forehead..

Amy on

hmm she looks older than 24

Mickie on

Okay- I really like Dakota Johnson and think she’s a great actress (very sad when Ben and Kate was cancelled) but she is not the right choice for this role.

Kimbee on

She is only who she is because of her parents. She is not at all an attractive girl. And the guy they chose for the role is all wrong too. Disappointing. I’ll be waiting for the blu ray with this one.

Not Ana on

Changing her hair color color and hiding behind big glasses won’t work during filming. She has no charisma and her one puckered lip pose isn’t enough to play Ana. Please recast, she isn’t Ana and never will be. 90% of the fans can’t be all wrong. De luca is an idiot for not recasting!

Em on

Lmfao at the serious 50 Shades fans. Like how do you take yourselves seriously? Worst book ever written. Abusive relationship. Not romance.

Jill on

Those books suck huge donkey d***! The only lame a** people who read it are the ones that have NO sex life! It was a total waste of a read and now a movie is pointless they should just made it a porn and not a “Major motion picture” but of couse famouse nobody’s will become famous.

Annie on

At first i was not ok with her being anna, but now im pretty excited to watch the movie and to see how she brings her charactrer to life

KHD on

OK, so now she’s brunette. This movie is still going to suck through no fault of her own.

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