Dakota Johnson has “struggled” with depression since she was a teenager. The star admitted she has battled with her mental health for a number of years but she is now trying to find the “beautiful” in her struggles. 

“I’ve struggled with depression since I was young – since I was 15 or 14. That was when, with the help of professionals, I was like, ‘Oh, this is a thing I can fall into.’ But I’ve learned to find it beautiful because I feel the world. I guess I have a lot of complexities, but they don’t pour out of me. I don’t make it anyone else’s problem,” she said. 

And the 30-year-old actress insists she doesn’t have a “method” when she picks movies and instead relies on her intuition and emotions. 

Speaking about how she makes her choices, she added: “I really don’t have a method, and I don’t want one. It’s very intuitive and emotional.” 

Dakota whose parents are Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson – lamented the lack of films like ‘Notting Hill’ now as they are what inspired her to turn to acting. 

Speaking to the summer issue of Marie Claire magazine, she shared: “There are not movies made like that anymore. Movies where they take their time;  and the pacing is more languid and it’s about light-hearted escapism and wishful thinking. When I was growing up, I loved those movies so much. 

“They were the reason why I was like, ‘Well, maybe I could be an actress. Maybe I could be a movie star.’ There’s something really nice about making something that makes people just feel good and get out of their lives for a second and maybe think, ‘Oh, my dreams could be not dreams, they could be,'” she added.

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