Dakota Johnson is coming for “cancel culture.”
In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the 32-year-old actress bemoans the societal shunning of some canceled celebrities, saying she believes a “major overcorrection is happening” and that “people can change.”
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” starlet made the comments when quizzed by the publication about her work with several high-profile actors accused of abuse.
Johnson worked with Johnny Depp on the 2015 thriller “Black Mass” — three years before his wife, Amber Heard, accused him of physical and verbal abuse.
In 2019, the brunette beauty appeared opposite Shia LaBeouf in the comedy-drama “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” LaBeouf’s lover FKA twigs later spoke out, claiming she was hit by the Hollywood actor.
Meanwhile, in the 2019 horror flick “Wounds,” Johnson starred alongside Armie Hammer, who was the subject of disturbing rape and cannibalism accusations last year.
Speaking about the trio of her “canceled” co-stars, Johnson told THR: “I never experienced that firsthand from any of those people. I had an incredible time working with them; I feel sad for the loss of great artists. I feel sad for people needing help and perhaps not getting it in time. I feel sad for anyone who was harmed or hurt. It’s just really sad.”
However, the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith grew up in Hollywood circles and insists some change was sorely needed in Tinseltown.
“The way that studios have been run up until now, and still now, is behind,” she stated. “It is such an antiquated mindset of what movies should be made, who should be in them, how much people should get paid, what equality and diversity look like. Sometimes the old school needs to be moved out for the new school to come in.”
But Johnson insisted that many “canceled” people may not be beyond redemption.
“I do believe that people can change. I want to believe in the power of a human being to change and evolve and get help and help other people,” she insisted. “I think there’s definitely a major overcorrection happening. But I do believe that there’s a way for the pendulum to find the middle.
“Cancel culture is such a f–king downer. I hate that term,” the starlet surmised.
Elsewhere in the wide-ranging interview, published on Wednesday, Johnson largely kept coy about her romance with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
The actress, who will next be seen on-screen opposite Oscar-winner Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter,” said she and her beau have been “together a lot” during the pandemic.
The domestic-minded couple — who moved into a Malibu estate earlier year — have been spending their downtime watching Netflix’s “Squid Game” together.
“It is so intense. It’s confusingly f–ked up because it’s joyful at moments and then it’s horrifying. And that’s a really interesting combo,” she said of the blockbuster series.
Meanwhile, Johnson didn’t mention Martin’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, with whom she enjoys a friendly relationship.
The pair were pictured together at a Gucci show in Hollywood on Tuesday night.