Dakota Johnson Said Her Stint On “The Office” Was The “Worst” Because There Were “Weird Dynamics” On Set And “No One Wanted To Talk” To Her

“I’m coming in like, ‘So excited to be here!’ And no one wanted to talk to me,” she recalled.

Dakota Johnson explained why her time on The Office wasn’t the dream job she’d been hoping for.

Close-up of Dakota at a media event

Before the Fifty Shades of Grey movies launched her to global fame, Dakota — like a ton of other famous actors — had the opportunity to appear as a guest star on The Office.

Close-up of Dakota on The Office, holding papers and a pen

Starring the likes of Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson, the hit NBC show premiered in 2005 and aired for 14 seasons — although it wasn’t until the very last episode that Dakota was asked to make her brief cameo.

Steve, John, and Rainn on the show

Despite being a huge fan of the show at the time, Dakota candidly revealed during a recent appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers that her stint at Dunder Mifflin was pretty miserable.

Close-up of Dakota on Late Night

“That was honestly the worst time of my life,” she told the host before explaining how the guest role came about.

Close-up of Dakota smiling at a media event

“I loved that show so much,” she said. “They were like, ‘Do you want to be in the series finale?’”

Close-up of Dakota on Late Night

Dakota recalled that she’d excitedly accepted the offer thinking she’d “show up for like half a day” and have a fun time. However, it wound up being a lot more work than she anticipated.

Close-up of Dakota on the show

“I was there for two weeks,” she said, “and I’m barely in the fucking show.”

Close-up of Dakota at a media event

Aside from her limited screentime, Dakota also remembered that the vibes on the set were very awkward too, revealing that some of the cast members weren’t even speaking to each other by this point in the show’s run.

The Office cast members Steve, John, Rainn,  Jenna Fischer, and BJ Novak holding Emmys

“There were weird dynamics that had been going on for the last 10 years. Some people didn’t speak to each other,” she recalled, without naming any names.

Cast members Steve, John, Rainn, Jenna Fischer, and BJ Novak on the show,

“And I’m coming in like, ‘So excited to be here!’ And no one wanted to talk to me. No one gave a fuck,” she added. “I was like in the background of all of these scenes, faxing things.”

Close-up of Dakota on the show

In an attempt to make her feel better, Seth — who also appeared briefly in the final episode of The Office — jumped in to praise her faxing skills, describing it as “some of the most believable faxing I’ve ever seen.”

Close-up of Dakota in a chair and smiling

Dakota’s recent admission about The Office comes as just another candid confession on the press tour for her new movie, Madame Webb, which hits theaters Feb. 14.

Close-up of Dakota at a media event

In addition to admitting that she didn’t know whether the film would “be good at all” while she was shooting it, Dakota recently weighed in on the never-ending debate about “nepo babies” in Hollywood.

Close-up of Dakota at a media event in a jacket and jeans

“When that first started, I found it to be incredibly annoying and boring,” said the actor, whose parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. “If you’re a journalist, then write about something else. That’s just lame.”

Close-up of Dakota at a media event with Melanie Griffith

In another interview with L'Officiel, she also looked back on her viral interview with Ellen DeGeneres in 2019, where she exposed the host for seemingly lying about not getting an invite to her 30th birthday party by saying on air, “That's not the truth, Ellen.”

Close-up of Dakota on Ellen's show

Of the infamous exchange, she said, “It will haunt me.”

Close-up of Dakota on the show with a Christmas tree behind her

Stay keeping it real, Dakota.

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