Dakota Johnson Gives Take on ‘Madame Web’: I’ll Never Do Anything Like It Again

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Dakota Johnson is opening up about the blowback she is receiving from Madame Web.

The actress opened up about her feelings on the Sony-Marvel film underperforming at the box office as of late and getting bashed by both fans and critics alike.

Some have dubbed this as the worst superhero film ever made.

The star previously noted this during the movie’s publicity tour, saying that the project’s script with a paramedic with psychic powers changed drastically from what she originally read. Yet, Johnson also felt like she maybe wasn’t the right choice for the film.

“It was definitely an experience for me to make that movie,” Johnson told Bustle. “I had never done anything like it before. I probably will never do anything like it again, because I don’t make sense in that world. And I know that now. But sometimes in this industry, you sign on to something, and it’s one thing and then as you’re making it, it becomes a completely different thing, and you’re like, ‘Wait, what?’ But it was a real learning experience, and of course it’s not nice to be a part of something that’s ripped to shreds, but I can’t say that I don’t understand.”

She went on to add, “It’s so hard to get movies made, and in these big movies that get made — and it’s even starting to happen with the little ones, which is what’s really freaking me out — decisions are being made by committees, and art does not do well when it’s made by committee,” she added. “Films are made by a filmmaker and a team of artists around them. You cannot make art based on numbers and algorithms. My feeling has been for a long time that audiences are extremely smart, and executives have started to believe that they’re not. Audiences will always be able to sniff out bullshitEven if films start to be made with AI, humans aren’t going to f—– want to see those.”

Johnson also mentioned the stories that would come out after giving any statement on the situation.


“Like, ‘Dakota Johnson Breaks Her Silence On Madame Web’s Fucking Box Office Failure,’” the actress said with a laugh. “It’s like, ‘No, I’m not breaking any silence. I’m just talking.’”

As of late,  Johnson’s co-star Sydney Sweeney likewise commented about the film’s reaction while hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live, quipping in her monologue, “You have seen me in Anyone but You and Euphoria. You definitely did not see me in Madame Web.”

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