Dakota Johnson Is the Opposite of Anastasia Steele in This Shakespeare Adaptation

She's a natural!

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Reciting a jumble of strangely ordered words in iambic pentameter ain't easy, but neither is saying something like, "The muscles inside the deepest, darkest part of me clench in the most delicious fashion" with a straight face.

While the battle over Fifty Shades Darker (opens in new tab) rages on, Dakota Johnson has hung up her flogger (opens in new tab) to play Imogen in a modern-day film adaptation of Shakespeare's Cymbeline. (ICYMI, it also has a lot to do with sex and control.) And in the scene that premiered on Vulture (opens in new tab) today, she's not half bad.

She's properly creeped out when Ethan Hawke swipes through an iPad loaded with pics of Penn Badgley drinking wine and smoking a bong with another girl. She does hand movements. Her (blonde) curls sway like Anastasia's inner goddess indignantly when she threatens to call her dad to tell on the aforementioned creepy Ethan Hawke for hitting on her.

Will you finally be persuaded this girl really can act? Watch the clip below.

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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.