Dakota Johnson broke her silence on being dragged into the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Johnson went viral on social media during Depp vs Heard defamation trial due to a video from a 2015 press conference she attended with the actor at the Venice Film Festival to promote their crime drama Black Mass. In the video Johnson reacts to Depps bandaged fingers and laughs after he seemingly explains his injury. The Pirates of the actors finger injury became a focal point during the bombshell trial. Depp 59 testified that his exwife severed the tip of finger with a vodka bottle during an argument in 2015. As a result social media users went crazy dissecting the clip Johnson noticing his injury.
One clip of the actress video has the title The EXACT moment Dakota Johnson KNEW Amber Heard was VIOLENT towards Johnny Depp has around 3.2 million views and counting. I was like For the love of God why? Why am I involved in this? Johnson told Vanity Fair while shaking her head. I dont remember that at all but please take me out of this. Dont let this go further. Can you imagine oh my God if I was called to the witness stand? I cant believe that people are watching [the trial] like its a show. Its like its a courtroom drama and my heart breaks. Its so so so crazy. Humans are so fucking weird. The internet is a wild wild place.
Johnson did not comment further on the DeppHeard trial but she added The point of being alive is figuring it out. Hurting other people harming other people is not okay.
Johnson auditioned for the film by reading a monologue from Ingmar Bergmans Persona and at first thought the adaptations of E.L. James Twilight fanfiction novels would be really special to bring to the big screen. Yet James the studio and the directors were a combo of the issues on set. E.L. James who goes by Erika] had a lot of creative control all day every day and she just demanded that certain things happen Johnson admitted. There were parts of the books that just wouldnt work in a movie like the inner monologue which was at times incredibly cheesy. It wouldnt work to say out loud. It was always a battle. Always.
Charlie Hunnam was set to star as Christian Grey and Closer playwright Patrick Marber penned the revised script. But when Hunnam dropped out of the film due to a scheduling conflict author James was so upset she scrapped the new script.
I was young. I was 23. So it was scary Johnson said. It just became something crazy. There were a lot of different disagreements. I havent been able to talk about this truthfully ever because you want to promote a movie the right way and Im proud of what we made ultimately and everything turns out the way its supposed to but it was tricky. Dornan eventually replaced Hunnam and Sam TaylorJohnson the films director tried to bring back Marbers script.