The Oscar Red Carpet’s Most Awkward Mother-Daughter Moment

Feb 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm |

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Would you want your daughter to be a famous movie star?

Now, would you want her to be a famous star in a movie about whips, spanking, and taboo sex?

These are the questions actress Melanie Griffith, 57, is asking herself following the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, which stars her 25-year-old daughter, Dakota Johnson.

Even though Johnson is a third generation movie star (her grandma is actress and model Tippi Hedren of The Birds fame), she and her mom still had this painfully awkward exchange in front of TV presenter Lara Spencer, the cameras, and millions of viewers at home.


When asked if she has seen the risqué movie, Griffith nonchalantly states that she has not and will not, citing that the experience “would be strange.” She goes on to say,

Well she’s a really good actress. I don’t need to see that to know how good she is.

Dakota then snaps at her mom, and her choice of language had to be blurred out on TV.

Forget 50 Shades and forget girl power, this interview is so painful to watch simply because of the two women being interviewed. Dakota acts like a child the whole time, and Melanie (who is either on something or otherwise totally out of it) isn’t much better. Also, Griffith really shouldn’t be acting so high and mighty since she herself did nude scenes back in the day, including when she was only 17.

You can practically see Dakota saying “Mommmm, why do you always have to ruin everything!” before storming off. Maybe the price of multigenerational fame is having awful family moments like this on the red carpet.

How did Melanie Griffith upset daughter and “50 Shades” star Dakota Johnson on the red carpet? Watch here!