Don Johnson Reveals How Daughter Dakota Johnson Reacted When She Was Financially Cut Off
Don Johnson’s five children are able to “stay on the payroll” under one condition
The Knives Out star, 71, who has five children – Dakota, 31, Jesse, 38, Grace, 21, Jasper, 18, and Deacon, 14 – from various relationships revealed all of them have the option to be financially helped under one condition.
"We have a rule in the family that, you know, if you stay in school, you get to stay on the payroll. So, you go to college, you get to stay on the payroll," Don explained on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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He continued, "Toward the end of high school, I went to [Dakota] and I said, 'So, do you want to go visit some colleges?' Or something like that. And she was like, 'Oh, no. I'm not going to college.'"
"I went, 'OK, you know what that means? You won't be on the payroll anymore,'" the actor recalled. He went on to ask Dakota how she was "going to manage."
Dakota responded, "Don't you worry about it" and when Don asked for details, she wouldn't offer up any.
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The father-of-five then proudly shared that the actress was cast in The Social Network three weeks after their conversation.
"And the rest is, shall we say, cinema history," Don said.
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"She doesn't really call me for advice," Johnson added. "She calls me to say, 'Gosh, I would see you, but I've got three pictures that I'm shooting at the same time.'"