Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, California November 1, 2015. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

The “Fifty Shades” trilogy may be famous for its over-the-top explicit content but the lead actress of the series Dakota Johnson, better known by her screen name Anastasia ‘Ana’ Steele, has no qualms about essaying Ana in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

The actress is set to appear in a sassy avatar in the February 2016 issue of British Vogue and has even talked about several aspects of her life and career in the interview to the magazine.

"I'm proud of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' I don't need to distance myself from that. The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do. Do I think it opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name," Vogue quoted the actress.

Acting runs in the blood of the pretty actress as her mother Melanie Griffith too is an actress. However, Johnson is not very happy about the way Hollywood has treated her mother and has raised her voice against ageism in the industry as she believes that her mother too is a victim of ageism in Hollywood.

"Why isn't my mother in movies? She's an extraordinary actress! Why isn't my grandmother in movies? This industry is fuc---g brutal," Johnson said. Griffth, 58, has worked in several movies in her career spanning over 45 years but may now be running out of offers owing to her growing age.

Johnson is set to star in the second part of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy titled “Fifty Shades Darker.” She had spilled the beans about her role in the film and hinted towards a sassier avatar in a previous interview. In addition to this, Johnson was last seen in “Black Mass” alongside bigwigs like Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Surprisingly, Johnson also said that she doesn’t look pretty all the time in real life. Giving an insight about her choice of films, Johnson said that she loves the flicks that are honest and this factor turns her on.

“Fifty Shades Darker” is slated for a Feb. 10, 2017 release.