Talented, attractive and also very daring: this is how she could be defined dakota johnson. Without going any further, this Thursday, after captivating during her time on the red carpet of the Sundance Festival, the actress shocked the audience when she dispatched with an acid joke in which he made reference to the accusations of sexual abuse and alleged cannibalistic tendencies of Armie Hammer.
It all happened when the actress Fifty Shades of Grey took the stage to present the International Icon award to his friend Luca Guadagninowith whom he worked in A Bigger Splash (2015) and Suspiria (2018). Suddenly, in the middle of his speech, she fired off a totally unexpected comment about Hammer. The nervous laughter of those who attended the inauguration of the 39th edition of the traditional festival revealed the discomfort generated by his words.
“It was here at Sundance, in 2017, when audiences experienced a film that is uniquely characterized by Luca’s iconic approach to storytelling.”started the artist in reference to call me by your namea film that won the Oscar for best film in 2017. “Unfortunately, I was not part of that project,” he continued, and without changing his tone of voice, he revealed with great humor: “Luca asked me to play the role of peach, but finally we couldn’t due to a calendar issue.
When it seemed like the joke was over, Dakota went for more. “Thank God we couldn’t, because then it would have been another woman Armie Hammer would have tried to eat!”, he said, while a part of the public laughed and the other could not get out of astonishment. “It’s been five years since that movie opened here and Luca hasn’t stopped taking us to exciting places. Who would have thought that cannibalism was so popular?”, he closed before summoning the director to receive the prize from him.
In the scene referenced by the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Timothée Chalamet’s character Elio performs a sexual act on a peach which Hammer’s character then eats.
The rise and fall of a Hollywood heartthrob
The first role thanks to which Armie Hammer achieved some visibility was that of the Winklevoss twins in The social network (2010), by David Fincher. Later, the actor worked in less successful films until everything would change in 2017, when he starred with Timothée Chalamet in the multi-award-winning call me by your name, a love story between a 17-year-old boy and a mature man in Italy in the ’80s. It seemed that Hammer had finally made a foothold in Hollywood.
Nevertheless, In January 2021, the scandal broke out when alleged audio and text messages from the actor began to leak on social networks, sent to different women, in which he spoke of sexual fantasies related to cannibalism and rape. Just two months later, in March, a woman known as “Effie”, with whom he had a relationship between 2016 and 2020, publicly accused him of rape. His lawyer was Gloria Allred, the lawyer who successfully represented victims of sexual abuse by industry celebrities like Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, among others.
In September 2022, HBO Max premiered House of Hammer, a documentary series that not only reviews the scandal starring the actor, but also brings to light “the dark and twisted secrets” of the Hammer family. There, two of the alleged victims, Morrison and Vucekovich, provide details about their experiences with the actor, providing screenshots of some of the controversial text and voice messages he sent them.
The docuseries, directed by Elli Hakami and Julian P. Hobbs, also features testimony from Casey Hammer, Armie’s aunt and granddaughter of oil magnate Armand Hammer, who also served as a consultant on House of Hammer. “Multiply what happens in the series succession a million times. That was my family”, she is heard saying in the trailer. And she adds: “If you believe in making deals with the devil, the Hammers are high on the totem pole.”
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Dakota Johnson’s awkward joke about Armie Hammer that left the public in shock
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