How Much Did Dakota Johnson Earn From The ‘Madame Web’ Movie?

British actress Dakota Johnson, known for her role in the ’50 Shades’ series, recently delved into the Marvel universe with hopes of expanding her repertoire. However, her latest project, ‘Madame Web,’ has received unexpected backlash, casting a shadow over her efforts to diversify her acting portfolio.

In an interview with Bustle, the 34-year-old actress candidly acknowledged that ‘Madame Web’ turned out to be a departure from her initial expectations. Reflecting on her experience, Johnson remarked, “It was definitely an experience for me to make that movie. I had never done anything like it before. I probably will never do anything like it again because I don’t make sense in that world. And I know that now.”

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She continued, expressing her surprise at the evolving nature of the project during production, stating, “But sometimes in this industry, you sign on to something, and it’s one thing and then as you’re making it, it becomes a completely different thing, and you’re like, ‘Wait, what?'”

Despite facing criticism for her involvement in the film, Johnson acknowledged the learning opportunities it offered. She admitted, “But it was a real learning experience, and of course, it’s not nice to be a part of something that’s ripped to shreds, but I can’t say that I don’t understand.” The interview shed light on the complexities of the filmmaking process and the challenges of balancing artistic vision with commercial interests.

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Johnson emphasized the importance of recognising the collaborative nature of filmmaking, stressing that movies are crafted by a team of artists led by the filmmaker. She critiqued the trend of prioritising market-driven decisions over artistic integrity, asserting, “Films are made by a filmmaker and a team of artists around them. You cannot make art based on numbers and algorithms.” The actress affirmed her belief in the audience’s discerning nature, contrasting it with the perceived underestimation by industry executives.

Even ‘Saturday Night Live”s recent episode, featuring Sydney Sweeney, included a tongue-in-cheek reference to ‘Madame Web,’ highlighting the film’s polarising reception. Sweeney quipped, “You might have seen me in ‘Anyone But You’ or ‘Euphoria.’ You definitely did not see me in ‘Madame Web.'”