Dakota Johnson mentions Armie Hammer at the Sundance Institute's Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance, presented by IMDbPro, in Park City, Utah, on Thursday, where she presented the Icon Award to director Luca Guadagnino.
Dakota Johnson and Luca Guadagnino collaborated on A Bigger Splash and Suspiria, and she praised him. In her mind, and she believes it is in everyone else's, Luca Guadagnino is the embodiment of a worldwide icon, and he wears Prada all the time.
Later, the 33-year-old actress mentioned the 51-year-old filmmaker's film "Call Me By Your Name," which stars Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. She expressed regret that she wasn't a part of that one, before joking that she'd have managed to play a peach, the piece of fruit that Chalamet's character, Elio, enjoys and afterward abandons on his desk. Later in the film, Armie Hammer's character, Oliver, uncovers the peach but chooses not to eat it, irrespective of the fact that his character does seem to have done so in a book on which the film is based.
Dakota went on to say that Luca had did ask her to play the peach, but their timelines came into conflict, before commenting on Armie Hammer's cannibalism allegations. She did indeed say, however, that she was glad that she was not the peach in the movie as she is not another woman Armie Hammer tried to eat. Dakota also mentioned Luca Guadagnino's successful movie Call Me By Your Name which starred Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer in the lead role debuted at Sundance Film Festival almost five years ago and went ahead to note that his recent cannibal love story, "Bones and All," also starring Timothée Chalamet states that Luca hasn't yet stopped taking the viewers to fascinating things, before simply trying to add, who realized cannibalism was so prevalent?
Guadagnino previously denied that "Bones and All" was influenced by Armie Hammer's real-life controversies. According to Variety, Luca Guadagnino clarified during a masterclass briefing at the Zurich Film Festival, that Theresa Park and David Kajganich, the writers and one of the producers, have indeed been actively working on 'Bones and All' since the book was published in 2015. He mentioned that they had been working for the movie over several years ago, presumably around at the time while they were shooting 'Call Me by Your Name'. He went on to explain that the film was meant to be directed by his wonderful colleague Antonio Campos, but he subsequently changed his mind. And that's when they decided to hand him the script, and any link to this level of insinuation and foolishness is ridiculous.
While Dakota Johnson appeared to be making light of Armie Hammer's cannibal allegations, she had previously defended him, as well as a few of her other former controversial male co-stars, including Johnny Depp and Shia LaBeouf. Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson co-starred in The Social Network in 2010.
Dakota Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter in 2021 that she hadn't heard that from any of these people firsthand, but that she'd had a great time working with them. Dakota voiced her sadness for the loss of such talented artists, as well as her sadness for individuals in need of support who may not obtain it in a reasonable timeframe. The actress articulated her compassion for anyone who had been harmed or injured. It's heartbreaking, but she believes that individuals can transform.
The cannibal accusations against Armie Hammer surfaced in January 2021 after purported direct Instagram messages from him went viral. The 36-year-old actor has denied all wrongdoing and stated, via his lawyer, that all of his relationships were mutual. Armie Hammer has been staying low since being charged with rape by Effie and sexual misconduct by ex-girlfriends Courtney Vucekovich and Paige Lorenze. During their courtship, Courtney Vucekovich, the founding member of the glamour app Flashd, told Page Six in January 2021 that Armie Hammer had indeed expressed his desire to barbecue and eat her. She said that he stated that he was going to break her rib, grill it, and eat it.
Armie Hammer's attorney shared a statement at the time stating that from the beginning, Armie Hammer has preserved that all of his conversations with Effie and every other sexual partner of his for that matter have been fully consensual, planned, and agreed upon ahead of time, and mutually participatory. The attorney further added that Effie's attention-seeking and ill-advised lawful bid will only make it more challenging for genuine sexual assault victims to receive the justice they deserve.
The LAPD is still going to look into the "Death on the Nile" actor.