Dakota Johnson seemed to be in discomfort at a photocall for her new film, Suspiria, this past Saturday.
The 28-year-old actress seemed uneasy and made a noticeable expression when the movie’s director, Luca Guadagnino, placed his hand uncomfortably close to her chest. However, there’s no concrete evidence to imply that this action was intentional, and the situation might look more severe due to the angle of the camera.
Eyewitnesses, according to The Sun, mentioned that Luca, 47, was likely attempting to protect her from any unintended exposure to the photographers, potentially preventing an unforeseen wardrobe mishap. The conversations or interactions that took place during this moment remain unknown.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for both Dakota and Luca seeking their remarks on the incident.
In the meantime, Dakota shared insights on her intensive preparation for the sensual Fifty Shades series. She compared those experiences to the strenuous physical requirements for Suspiria, a horror film where the character’s ability to dance generates a significant amount of fear, highlighting that the latter was more demanding.
The film, a reinterpretation of the 1970s cult favorite, unfolds in a dance academy in Berlin. Here, Dakota’s character, Susie, a naive aspirant from Ohio, encounters mysterious forces. Her impulsive and intense dancing earns her praise from the older women in the academy and she soon lands a lead role in an upcoming show—though the audience might speculate a darker motive behind their admiration.
Johnson expressed her amazement at discovering new potentials of her body, despite the exhaustive training it entailed. “It was amazing to explore what my body could accomplish, but it demanded extensive work and preparation,” she shared with Reuters in Venice, where Suspiria is in the running for a Golden Lion.
“I trained for six months before we started shooting. I was working on another project in Vancouver, the third Fifty Shades film, and I would train with the trainer either before or after shooting,” Johnson added, shedding light on her commitment to adapting to the role’s demands.