Fans Are Applauding Dakota Johnson for ‘Demolishing’ Ellen DeGeneres on the First Anniversary of This Awkward Interview
A look back at Dakota Johnson’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres
Johnson went on the show to discuss a wide range of topics, from her career to several life moments. Like many other interviews on the show, things seemed cool and casual at first. But the conversation grew awkward when DeGeneres asked why she hadn’t received an invitation to Johnson’s 30th birthday party in October 2019.
Dakota Johnson recently made headlines again for her famously awkward 2019 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. As Nov. 27 marked the first anniversary of the interview, some social media users went online and started rehashing the moment. Many called it a “cultural reset” and the beginning of DeGeneres’s downfall as America’s “kindest celebrity.”
She admitted she “didn’t even know [Ellen] liked [her],” seemingly implying that DeGeneres was mean toward her at a point. After some back-and-forth on the issue, DeGeneres finally offered up an excuse for her absence, nonchalantly telling Johnson, “I had that thing.”
“Actually, that’s not the truth,” she replied. “Ellen, you were invited. Last time I was on the show last year, you gave me a bunch of sh*t about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited.”