Dakota Johnson talks about her co-star Shia LaBeouf’s arrest while filming “The Peanut Butter Falcon” as she chats to Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday’s show.
DeGeneres mentions that LaBeouf was arrested before writing his new movie “Honey Boy” in court-ordered rehab.
When asked what she thought about the whole thing and how it could’ve potentially shut down filming, Johnson says: “It was really sad and I felt very protective of him and I felt… that’s a really terrifying and difficult journey for somebody to experience and I felt really aware of that.”
She continues, “You know, we were there to make this movie and [co-star Zack Gottsagen] is really a phenomenal human being and you feel very awake to the truth of life, and humanity, and love, and people, and real connections when you’re with him and that was a very important moment for Shia.
“I don’t condemn people for their mistakes. I want them to get through it so that’s what I tried to do.”
Johnson’s interview starts off a little more awkward than that as she tells DeGeneres how her favourite comedian is Tig Notaro, not her.