- Dakota Johnson referred to allegations of cannibalism against Armie Hammer at the Sundance Film Festival.
- She joked that she was almost cast in “Call Me By Your Name”, playing the part of the peach.
- “I would have been another woman trying to eat Armie Hammer,” she said per Variety.
The 33-year-old actor kicked off the festival’s opening night by presenting acclaimed Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino with the International Icon Award at the Taste of Sundance event.
Johnson, who has appeared in Guadagnino’s films “A Bigger Splash” (2015) and “Suspiria” (2018), began her speech by praising the acclaimed filmmaker before joking about her “The Social Network” and “Wounds” costars alleged cannibalism text messages.
Discussing the Oscar-winning coming-of-age story, starring Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, she said, “Unfortunately, I wasn’t in that.”
“It was a pity. Luca had asked me to play the part of the peach, but our agendas clashed,” she continued. Variety.
“Thank God because then I would have been another woman trying to eat Armie Hammer,” she joked, as the audience responded with gasps, laughter and applause.
In one of the most memorable moments from “Call Me By Your Name,” teenager Elio (Chalamet) masturbates with a peach while in his bedroom after experiencing sexual feelings for his father’s research assistant, Oliver (Hammer).
In the Andre Aciman novel on which the movie is based, Oliver later discovers the peach and eats it, but this scene does. do not appear in the film.
Moments later in her speech, Johnson turned her attention “Boats and All,” Guadagnino’s most recent film, which also stars Chalamet and tells the love story between two cannibals.
“It’s been five years since that movie premiered here and Luca hasn’t stopped taking us to exciting places,” she said. “Who knew cannibalism was so popular?”
Guadagnino previously shut down claims that “Bones and All” was inspired by Hammer’s real-life controversies making headlines.
David Kajganich and Theresa Park, the writer and one of our producers, have been working on ‘Bones and All’ since the book’s release. [in 2015]. Many years ago, probably around the time we were filming ‘Call Me by Your Name,'” Guadagnino explained during a masterclass presentation at the Zurich Film Festival, per Variety.
“It was supposed to be directed by my great colleague Antonio Campos, but he decided not to go for it. Then they gave me the script. Any correlation with this kind of innuendo and silliness is ridiculous.”
The reports remain unverified by media outlets including Insider and detail fantasies including drinking blood, sexual domination and even acts of cannibalism.