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All chief nepo baby Dakota Johnson's tone-deaf interviews, ranked

All chief nepo baby Dakota Johnson’s tone-deaf interviews, ranked

Her candour is both a blessing and a curse x

Dakota Johnson is a legacy nepo baby. Her showbiz pedrigee is unparralled. She is the third generation of her family to make her mark in Hollywood. Her grandmother was the Alfred Hitchcock muse, Tippi Hendren. Her parents are Melanie Griffiths and Don Johnson. Antonio Banderas was her stepfather. Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough was apparently her bestie growing up. Honestly, I could go on and on about her showbiz connections.

Anyway, what this all arguably has done is create a celebrity who is not afraid of coming across a bit, well, over it in interviews. Her approach is both galling and intoxicating, and it seemed apt to collate and rank them by how tone-deaf they are.

8. When she called the movie industry ‘afraid’ and ‘boring’

Dakota gave her damning assessment of the film business when she told L’Officiel that everyone just did “the safe thing” and that made things “really boring”. While this is probably true, to say that in a setting as public as a magazine interview, its giving security in your position in the business!

7. When she reminded us she is too cool to be terminally online

Dakota Johnson does not need to bother with the humiliation of being perceived online. Instead of being interested in a line of the Madame Webb trailer apparently going viral “out of context” by a HuffPost journalist, she was just OVER it and didn’t really hold back showing it. She responded flatly and sensibly, dubbing it “What a silly thing…That seems like a basic storyline to me – but maybe I’m just underneath it.”

6. When she exposed Ellen DeGeneres as being a bit liberal with the truth

“That’s not the truth, Ellen” might be one of the most iconic lines ever spoken on daytime television, so this ranking cannot miss the time in December 2019 when Dakota pointed out that Ellen DeGeneres was telling porkie pies. The immortal line came after Ellen was asking why she’d not been invited to her 30th birthday, which apparently she had. It feels relevant to point out that possibly only a repo baby could get away with this blatant disrespect of the Hollywood machine.

5. When she lied about loving limes

Mother Dakota kept us fed just before the dreadful lockdown when she showed off her house via Archetical Digest’s Open Door video series. In the clip, she let us all see her beautiful green abode decked out in Midcentury furniture, and a new meme was born. She told the camera: “I love limes. I love them so much, and I like them like this in my house.”