Dakota Johnson From ‘Persuasion’ Wishes She Could Have Played This Classic Film Character
This classic Judy Garland character is Dakota Johnson’s dream role
When responding to IMDb, Johnson seems not even to hesitate: “Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.” The role, of course, was originally played by Judy Garland in the 1939 film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Persuasion actor Dakota Johnson recently sat down with IMDb for a “burning questions” interview. In it, the star is asked what classic film character she would most love to play. Her answer will leave fans begging for a reboot of this beloved classic.
Known as one of the best films of all time, the role of Dorothy was one of film’s first and finest feminist roles. But the draw for Johnson seems to go beyond playing the iconic role of Dorothy Gale. “I think I just really wanted to go to that world,” the actor says. “I still want to go to that world.”
Johnson’s most recent role is starring as another of classic literature’s great heroines, Anne Elliot. As the main character from Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Elliot is a strong female lead, particularly in Netflix’s new adaptation.