Dakota Johnson provided a general overview of the entertainment industry in an earlier interview. In a conversation with L’Officiel released on Tuesday, Johnson said that attempting to steer her ventures has been “majorly disheartening” and that studios and streamers aren’t prepared to take risks anymore.
“I am discovering that it’s really fucking bleak in this industry,” she continued. “The people who run streaming platforms don’t trust creative people or artists to know what’s going to work, and that is just going to make us implode.” “It’s really heartbreaking. It’s just fucking so hard. It’s so hard to get anything made,” she added. “All of the stuff I’m interested in making is really different, and it’s unique and it’s very forward in whatever it is.”
Johnson, seen here on January 31st, advertising “Madame Web” in London. The actress described the dearth of encouragement that artists receive in the entertainment industry as “really heartbreaking.” In 2019, Johnson made her formal transition from acting to producing when she and former Netflix development executive Ro Donnelly founded together TeaTime Pictures. Being involved in a TeaTime-produced film “about a woman handling grief and how she does it in a specific way,” she said to L’Officiel.
Johnson also talked about her next film, Marvel’s “Madame Web,” and how it’s a “fabulous departure” from the comic studio’s typical output in other parts of the conversation. She stated, “I think that the minds of women are incredibly powerful, so I think that it’s a more relatable superhero.”
“Madame Web” centres on an ambulance technician with psychic abilities who receives an insight of the foreseeable future. Johnson plays the lead in the picture, which is slated for release on February 14. Other cast members include Tahar Rahim, Celeste O’Connor, Sydney Sweeney, and Isabela Merced.