Dakota Johnson opened up about the comments she’s received since the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in an interview with Vanity Fair. The actress went viral on social media with a video from 2015, where she appears at a “Black Mass” press conference with Depp at the Venice Film Festival.
In the video, Johnson reacts to the actor’s bandaged fingers and laughs after he explains what caused the bruise. Depp’s fingers were a major part of the trial against his ex-wife, as he claimed Heard cut them off with the end of a vodka bottle during a fight.
On social media, netizens analyzed the images in question, cut the part with the actress and the star of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and began to promote it with the title “The EXACT moment Dakota Johnson KNEW Amber Heard was V I O L E N T towards Johnny Depp”, the video has over 3 million views.
“I was like, ‘For the love of God, why? Why am I involved in this?’” Johnson told Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember that at all, but please, take me out of this. Don’t let this go further. Can you imagine, oh, my God, if I was called to the witness stand? I can’t believe that people are watching [the trial] like it’s a show. It’s like it’s a courtroom drama and my heart breaks. It’s so, so, so crazy. Humans are so fucking weird. The internet is a wild, wild place.”
Johnson did not comment further on the Depp-Heard trial, but she did reflect on “cancel culture” at large. “What I struggle with in terms of cancel culture is the term cancel culture — the whole concept behind canceling a human being, like they’re an appointment,” she said. “No person will not make mistakes in their life.”