Dakota Johnson is moving away from her character Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades of Grey era, she has been seen to challenge herself with very different kinds of role. She was seen in a chilling part in Suspiria and The Peanut Butter Falcon.
Johnson helped take on the true story of Matthew Teague’s 2015 Esquire article about his family’s struggle with terminal cancer and the mutual pal who helped them when they needed it the most with Our Friend, which also stars Casey Affleck and Jason Segel.
This new release is about Dakota’s Nicole grapples with cancer along with her two kids, husband and family friend. This film takes the audience into the complexities and emotions of the family that deals with such life altering situation. One sharp moment in the movie comes when Nicole decides to create a bucket list that involves dying her hair blue and singing on stage with Katy Perry.
Dakota talked about talked about filming one moment where her character fulfills her dream of being a grand marshal at New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. To her recollection: “The Mardi Gras scene was funny because Mardi Gras is a serious thing and when we shot that, it was not Mardi Gras time and we also shot in the middle of the night. I think I was off that day and I had a 1:30 a.m. call time, so it was truly the middle of the night and it was so weird. So that was fun… doing a Mardi Gras parade on one float in the completely asleep town just felt really silly and weird.”
The bucket list scene in the movie is definitely one of the most emotionally evoking scene in the drama that displays how her family comes together in dark times and how it can make a difference in others life.