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Q&A: Dakota Johnson Makes Her Producing Debut At Sundance

Dakota Johnson arrivews at the premiere of "The Lost Daughter" during the 2021 BFI London Film Festival in London, on Oct. 13, 2021. Johnson stars in “AM I OK?” and “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” which she also produced. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Dakota Johnson arrivews at the premiere of "The Lost Daughter" during the 2021 BFI London Film Festival in London, on Oct. 13, 2021. Johnson stars in “AM I OK?” and “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” which she also produced. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

(AP) -- Dakota Johnson is having a big year. Not only is she part of one of the season’s big awards contenders in “The Lost Daughter,” but she’s also just debuted her company's first two films at the Sundance Film Festival, “AM I OK?” and “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” which she produced and stars in, too.

The projects are quite different: In “AM I OK?” she plays a character in her early 30s in Los Angeles who is questioning her sexuality and figuring out who she is and wants to be, and in “Cha Cha Real Smooth” she’s the young mother to a teenage daughter who is autistic, who develops a unique relationship with a 22-year-old played by the film’s writer-director, Cooper Raiff. Both films are seeking a distributor.