When asked how it felt when Dakota, now 30, expressed interest in acting, Johnson said: “That’s a story in itself. I didn’t know that she wanted to do it. She hadn’t shared that with us. So she’s 18, I think, at the time and I’m going, ‘OK, I’ll just keep my eye on her and reach out and catch her.’”
The star went on to praise his daughter’s acting.
“That’s the last I saw of Dakota. She has the goods. She’s a wonderful actress, and in some ways better than her mother [Melanie Griffith] and me,” he stated.
“He’s a lovely man, I’ll tell you that. But it’s not my place; they have their own thing,” Don Johnson said. “It would be like asking Chris Martin: ‘How’s Don’s relationship with his wife?’”
Don rose to prominence in the 1970s and achieved superstardom when he landed the starring role as James “Sonny” Crockett in “Miami Vice” from 1984 to 1990.
His success continued with “Nash Bridges,” in which he played the titular main character from 1996 to 2001.
He most recently appeared in “Knives Out,” in which he portrays the politically conservative son-in-law of a successful mystery novelist, played by Christopher Plummer.