Anastasia may be all in on her relationship with Christian, but she doesn’t want to lose her sense of individuality.
“Ana Steele is the name I use at work,” she tells Christian after he notices her email still contains her maiden name. “I need to have my own identity here. People already think I got to where I am because of you.”
But when Christian says he would change his name if it meant enough to her, Anastasia begins to rethink her decision.
“I’ll think about it,” she says. “That’s how this works, remember? Talk, listen, work stuff out.”
Fifty Shades Freed, the final film in the steamy trilogy, finds the couple basking in their newlywed bliss. But just as they start to settle into their marriage, dark figures from their past emerge and threaten everything they’ve grown to love.
Johnson previously revealed that filming the popular franchise left her feeling “exposed,” something she’s learned to manage since her breakout role in 2015.
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“Fundamentally, I’m open and warm,” she said. “At my core, I’m a bleeding heart. But when your life is exposed and when the movie that exposes your life is exposing your emotions and your body, it can be very scary.”
She continued, “Throughout this entire experience, I’ve learned that I can expose my heart and my emotions and I can still protect myself. I can still be vulnerable and strong. It’s a constant ebb and flow and a battle and trying to figure out how to have those things coexist within me. That’s what I’m grateful for.”
Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters on Feb. 9.