Dakota Johnson, best known for her role in the Fifty Shades film trilogy, discusses filming with Johnny Depp in the 2015 film Black Mass. Depp, who recently won a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard was one of the main actors in the film alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, according to IMDb. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Johnson opened up about working with Depp on the film and their behind-the-scenes friendship.
“I’ve known Johnny Depp since I was a kid. He was friends with my dad,” Johnson revealed. “It was a real honor and pleasure to work with someone [Depp] who is… so gifted.”
During the promotion for Black Mass, Johnson seemed to realize something was wrong with Depp’s finger, which he later testified during the defamation trial was Heard’s fault. He severed his finger after she threw two vodka bottles at him, according to Page Six. However, at the time he seemed to joke about the injury when Johnson asked about it. During her Black Mass press conference, Johnson was visibly suspicious but didn’t push the actor. The clip later resurfaced and went viral on TikTok following Depp’s testimony about the incident during the trial. Now Johnson is opening up about a devastating experience she had in Depp’s presence while filming Black Mass.
Dakota Johnson got emotional with Johnny Depp
Dakota Johnson and Johnny Depp spent a lot of time together while filming the 2015 film Black Mass. During a recent video interview with Vanity Fair, she recalled one of the most devastating moments of her career involving Depp. The duo got the perfect emotional shot while filming an intense scene in Black Mass. Unfortunately, the crew had to tell them the clip was blurry and they had no choice but to redo it.
“It was a difficult, difficult experience. And so we shot that scene and they did my coverage first. We’ve done it a lot,” she continued, “I think you start to numb, you kind of dry up … certain preparations that you or an actor make to go to a place of heightened emotion.” She explained that she “shook and cried” while Depp filmed his part of the scene, but something changed when they had to film the scene again.”It’s like one of the most devastating times I’ve ever had on a movie set… because it wasn’t the same, when we came back.”
Despite reshooting that particular scene, the film continued to see success, with Depp and Johnson promoting it across the country back in 2015. As for her concern for Depp at the time, Johnson told Vanity Fair her thoughts on getting involved in his drama with Amber Heard years later: “Why am I involved in this?”