Dakota Johnson reveals 'Fifty Shades Darker' has a 'surprise' tribute to mom Melanie Griffith



Dakota Johnson's mother, Melanie Griffith, may never see her daughter's performance in the Fifty Shades films, but that doesn't mean the acclaimed actress doesn't inspire some of the moments.

When speaking with Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb on Wednesday, Johnson revealed that there's a part in Fifty Shades Darker that serves as a tribute to Griffith, though Johnson doubts her mom will ever see the film. "There is a moment, a little surprise moment especially for my mom in this movie," the 27-year-old actress shared. "She won't ever see it!"

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Still hopeful, Johnson added, "Maybe she'll see this one specific little clip."

When asked if she thinks fans will notice the homage to Griffith, 59, Johnson insisted, "I hope so. I think so."

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One main reason Griffith hasn't seen the Fifty Shades films is due to the seriously sexual moments shared between Johnson and her co-star, Jamie Dornan, onscreen. One scene in particular that was recently released from the upcoming sequel shows Anastasia Steele (Johnson) being instructed by Christian Grey (Dornan) to take off a piece of clothing while having dinner at a restaurant. Let's just say it's not suitable for parents.

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BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Fan First Screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - FEBRUARY 06: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan seen at 'Today Show' studios on February 06, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Presenter E.L. James (L) and Jamie Dornan, winner of the Vertu Breakthrough award, attend the GQ Men Of The Year awards in association with Hugo Boss at The Royal Opera House on September 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York fan first screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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