Dakota Johnson on the Harrowing Experience of Watching Her Parents Have Sex on Screen

Scarred for life.

Hair, Face, Nose, Ear, Mouth, Lip, Smile, Hairstyle, Chin, Eyebrow,
Hair, Face, Nose, Ear, Mouth, Lip, Smile, Hairstyle, Chin, Eyebrow,
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Did you know there's a website (opens in new tab) where you can type in the title of a movie you're about to watch with your parents so an unexpected sex scene doesn't pop up and make everyone really squirmy/decide it's time for a bathroom break? Too bad there wasn't an IRL one for Dakota Johnson when she was growing up.

In the cover story (opens in new tab) for the latest issue of Net-a-Porter's Edit magazine, the How to Be Single actress and master wardrobe-malfunction handler (opens in new tab) recalled how, as a child, she'd accompany her parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson on movie sets.

"I was around for a lot of it and I would watch them," she said. "But there were also things I could see that I didn't want to, like watch my parents have sex with other people. And there was a scene where my mom got slapped in the face. I lost my mind! I couldn't deal with that at all."

At least Johnson's mom had the grace to skip Fifty Shades (opens in new tab)? ::shudders::

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.