Dakota Johnson felt extremely uncomfortable being dragged into Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s legal troubles over a 2015 viral music video.
“I was like, ‘For the love of God, why? Why am I involved in this?’” Johnson recently explained to Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember that at all, but please get me out of it. Don’t let this move forward.”
The viral clip featured Johnson, 32, who seemed concerned when her “Black Mass” co-star put his bandaged finger on the table next to her during a press conference for the film at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
The Depp v. Heard defamation lawsuit included testimony from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor who claimed his ex-wife cut the tip of his finger with a vodka bottle during an altercation in 2015.
The clip titled “The EXACT Moment Dakota Johnson KNEW Amber Heard Was Violent Toward Johnny Depp” racked up more than three million views during the live-streamed case.
“Can you imagine, O my God, that I should be called on the witness stand?” Johnson continued. “I can’t believe people are watching [the trial] like it’s a show. It’s like it’s a courtroom drama and it breaks my heart. It’s so, so, so crazy. People are so damn weird. The internet is a wild, wild place.”
Depp ultimately won his defamation charge against Heard based on the publication of a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she called herself a victim of domestic violence.
Both Depp and Heard have faced the possibility of falling victim to culture cancellation, which Dakota also raises in the new interview.
“What I struggle with in terms of cancel culture is the term cancel culture — the whole concept behind canceling a human being, like it’s a deal,” Johnson said. “No one will make mistakes in their life.”
She continued, “The point in life is to find out. Hurting other people, hurting other people is not okay. These actions have consequences. But the concept of the Twitterverse deciding if someone suddenly no longer exists is horrific, heartbreaking and wrong.”
However, Dakota takes comfort in the knowledge that social media is not a true reflection of the world.
“I really think it will pass,” added the “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress. “I believe that people ultimately want to live in a better world. Twitter also makes up about 12% of the world? I mean, some of these people can’t even spell.’