In an interview with Vanity Fair, Griffith said she was a huge fan of author E.L. James's novel -- "Every grown woman over 40 has read it!" she told the magazine -- but admitted that she wasn't planning on attending the movie's premiere early next year.
"No, it's her movie, you know what I mean?" Griffith said. "It'd be weird if mom and dad [actor Don Johnson] were there and [Griffith's husband] Antonio [Banderas] and all of the family. It would just be awkward."
Whether Griffith meant that she didn't want to steal her daughter's spotlight, or that she was uncomfortable seeing Johnson get naked with Christian Grey, a.k.a. British actor Jamie Dornan -- or perhaps a bit of both -- we can understand where she's coming from. But that doesn't mean Griffith doesn't have high hopes for Johnson's big break.
"I'm sure it will be great," Griffith said of the film. "I really love Sam [Taylor-Johnson], the director. And Dakota has a really good head on her shoulders. She's no dummy."
As for Griffith's own past as a sultry bombshell -- and frequent pin-up-style muse for photographer Annie Liebovitz -- she said that Johnson didn't exactly ask for advice on how to be sexy.
"She looks at me and says, 'I'm not going to do that, what you did, mom,'" Griffith said.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is due in theaters February 13, 2015.