Dakota Johnson is an actress who you can never quite pin down, role-wise. That’s meant as a major compliment, too. While Johnson is almost certainly best known for the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, consider the following. How many actresses can boast a resume that includes the likes of Bad Times at the El Royale, A Bigger Splash, The Five-Year Engagement, and The Peanut Butter Falcon. That’s a wildly diverse and brilliantly interesting mix of films. In the past year, she released The High Note, as well as just a few weeks ago, the moving drama Our Friend. We’re found of the flick (review here), and I’m even quoted in the Trailer praising the three main performances, so it’s no secret I enjoyed Johnson in this. So, when schedules finally aligned and we were able to connect on the phone for a chat, I was more than down.
Below, you can hear my discussion with Dakota Johnson. We talk about Our Friend, sure, which reunites her with Jason Segel (who I interviewed here and discussed that very topic with) after The Five-Year Engagement. She was very kind and willing to indulge all of my random detours, including a bit about our mutual admiration for Bruce Dern. What I most appreciated about this talk was how clear it is that the best is yet to come for her. Johnson is an actress who is willing to follow her heart and her head wherever it may take her, and what more do you want from an artist? The possibilities are basically endless for her, and that’s rather exciting for any fan to consider.
Here now is my interview with Our Friend star Dakota Johnson. Enjoy:
Our Friend is available to watch right now and is well worth checking out, so be sure to do so!