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‘The Office’ Finale Was No Picnic For Dakota Johnson

Don’t tell Dakota Johnson that there are no small roles.

She appeared in the 2013 finale of sitcom The Office, figuring she’d be a half-day player and done. We’ll let her explain the rest.

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“That was honestly the worst time of my life,” Johnson said on Late Night With Seth Meyers. “I love that show so much, and they were like, ‘Do you want to be in the series finale?’ and I was like, ‘Of course,’ thinking that I’d show up for, like, half a day.”

Instead, “I was there for two weeks,” she said, “and I’m barely in the f—ing show.”

Johnson speaks in a grand total of two scenes in The Office finale, and also is in the background for several scenes. Worse, she had to deal with 10 years of pent-up emotions from the regular cast.

“Wasn’t everybody super sad?” Meyers asked.

“They were sad,” Johnson confirmed. “And also, like, there were weird dynamics that had been going on for the last 10 years. Some people didn’t speak to each other, and I’m coming in like, ‘Hahaha, I’m so excited to be here,’ and no one wanted to talk to me, nobody gave a f—. And I was like in the background of all of these scenes, faxing things.”

Catch Johnson’s remarks at the 4:20 mark above.


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