Actor Charlie Hunnam recently backed out from playing the coveted role of Christian Grey in the adaptation, Johnson, who has been cast to play Anastasia Steele, is herself struggling with the media attention around the movie, reported, E!Online.

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson. Pic/AFP

"Dakota is having a very hard time dealing with all the press. When she first got the role, it was way too much for her. It's been tough (for Dakota)," a source said. Universal and Focus Features' adaptation, is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Hunnam dropped out of playing the lead in the much anticipated movie adaptation citing an emmersive TV schedule but people believe that the actor developed cold feet at the last minute.