'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Dakota Johnson to Host 'SNL'

Dakota Johnson Fifty Shades of Grey - H 2014
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Dakota Johnson Fifty Shades of Grey - H 2014

It's safe to assume there will be a Fifty Shades of Grey sketch or two on the next new installment of Saturday Night Live.

Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele in the sexy film, is set to host the NBC sketch show's Feb. 28 episode. She made the announcement herself in a Q&A segment with Jerry Seinfeld during SNL's 40th anniversary special. 

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Fifty Shades, the film adaptation of EL James' erotic novel in which Johnson stars opposite Jamie Dornan, set the Valentine's Day weekend box office on fire. Johnson has a background in comedy, having previously starred on the Fox sitcom Ben and Kate.

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This will mark Johnson's first time hosting the show, although she will be able to get plenty of pointers from her mom, actress Melanie Griffith, who hosted in 1988.

A musical guest has not yet been announced.

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