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Dakota Johnson says she’ll “by no means” do a movie like ‘Madame Net’ once more


Madame Net star Dakota Johnson has spoken about her expertise making the movie, which is one thing she says she’ll “by no means” do once more.

Chatting with Bustle just lately, Johnson shared that she’s “not shocked” on the movie’s unfavourable reception. She went on to clarify: “It’s so exhausting to get films made, and in these huge films that get made — and it’s even beginning to occur with the little ones, which is what’s actually freaking me out — selections are being made by committees, and artwork doesn’t do properly when it’s made by committee.”

“Movies are made by a filmmaker and a workforce of artists round them. You can not make artwork primarily based on numbers and algorithms. My feeling has been for a very long time that audiences are extraordinarily good, and executives have began to consider that they’re not. Audiences will at all times be capable of sniff out bullshit. Even when movies begin to be made with AI, people aren’t going to fucking need to see these.”

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Dakota Johnson on the premiere of ‘Madame Net’ in Los Angeles, California, on February 12, 2024. CREDIT: Getty/Picture by Frederic J. Brown / AFP

Johnson added: “Nevertheless it was positively an expertise for me to make that film. I had by no means performed something prefer it earlier than. I in all probability won’t ever do something prefer it once more as a result of I don’t make sense in that world. And I do know that now.”

“However typically on this trade, you signal on to one thing, and it’s one factor after which as you’re making it, it turns into a very totally different factor, and also you’re like, Wait, what? Nevertheless it was an actual studying expertise, and naturally it’s not good to be part of one thing that’s ripped to shreds, however I can’t say that I don’t perceive.”

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Dakota Johnson in ‘Madame Net’ CREDIT: Beth Dubber/Sony © 2023 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Primarily based on the Marvel Comics character of the identical identify, Madame Net stars Dakota Johnson within the lead function as a lady who develops psychic skills. The White Lotus’ Sydney Sweeney co-stars, as do Emma Roberts and Adam Scott.

The movie was met with an preliminary wave of unfavourable critiques after its Los Angeles premiere, with some labelling it “an embarrassing mess”.

The Hollywood Reporter now notes that hopes of a franchise primarily based off of Madame Net have been severely diminished. Sony had hoped to make use of the movie to launch a collection of spinoffs, that includes the characters portrayed by Sweeney, Isabela Merced and Celeste O’Connor, however these now appear extremely unlikely.

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‘Madame Net’ CREDIT: Sony

It comes after Johnson just lately stated that performing on the set of Madame Net, with a excessive quantity of CGI results, was “completely psychotic”.

“I’ve by no means actually performed a film the place you’re on a blue display, and there’s pretend explosions going off, and somebody’s going, ‘Explosion!’ and also you act like there’s an explosion. That to me was completely psychotic,” she stated.

“I used to be like, ‘I don’t know if that is going to be good in any respect! I hope that I did an okay job!’ However I trusted [Clarkson]. She works so exhausting, and he or she has not taken her eyes off this film since we began.”




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