Dakota Johnson Kisses Cosmo Jarvis on the Set of Persuasion

She has moved beyond the erotic drama Fifty Shades Of Grey, which made her a household name. Instead, Dakota Johnson has swapped raunchy bondage gear for a very demure period look in a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

According to our exclusive pictures, Cosmo Jarvis and the 31-year-old shared a relatively chaste clinch as they filmed in Bath last week. While Jarvis played the dashing naval officer and love of her life, Captain Frederick Wentworth, she donned a full-length dark-blue dress and ankle boots.

During the afternoon, Dakota was asked to do take after take but seemed happy to be working. However, a bystander said, “There was a lot of kissing going on.”

In between shots, she was skipping around, laughing and joking with people on set. Her up-do, which has her brunette tresses gathered in an elegant bun, is a far cry from her role as the smart but naive Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades trilogy. The daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson – and granddaughter of Tippi Hedren – co-stars alongside Richard E. Grant and Suki Waterhouse in Netflix’s ‘modern, witty’ version of Austen’s classic tale.

Ms. Johnson, who is dating Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, was spotted shooting scenes for the film in Dorset. It’s one of two Persuasion remakes in the works, with the other starring Sarah Snook, best known as Shiv Roy in Sky Atlantic’s Succession. In Jane Austen’s last novel, a woman chooses to live with her near-bankrupt family rather than get married at 27 because she still loves Captain Wentworth. In 2007, Sally Hawkins played Anne in an adaptation for ITV.

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