Whether you like it or not, the influence that The Office had in the world of comedy and in the universe of series in general. The American version of the work was developed by Greg Daniels and aired on NBC between 2005 and 2013, with a total of nine seasons.
However, it seems that not all the actors and actresses in the cast were happy with the experience of participating in the iconic series. One of them was Dakota Johnson, an actress who later became quite famous for her role in the franchise's films. Fifty Shades of grey. Below, find out why!
Dakota Johnson in the latest episode of The Office.Source: NBC
The Office: “worst experience of my life”, says Dakota Johnson about the series
Dakota Johnson was invited to participate in the final episode of The Officewhich aired in May 2016. In the chapter in question, titled “Finale”, the artist had a secondary role, replacing the clumsy Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner), the accountant at Dunder Mifflin, after he was fired by Dwight , who finally takes on the role of regional manager for Pennsylvania.
Although it seems like a dream for many actors and actresses to be in one of the most famous series in the world, for Dakota, it was a different story. “That was honestly the worst moment of my life,” said the actress. Madame Teia while participating in the program Late Night With Seth Meyers which was recently broadcast in the United States.
During her speech, she stated, “I loved that show so much, and they said, 'Do you want to be in the final episode?' And I thought, 'sure,' figuring I'd be around a little more. And I was there for two weeks. And I'm barely on the damn show.”
According to the actress, making her debut in the comedy series appearing in the final episode was quite strange, especially due to the atmosphere behind the scenes. “They were sad, and there were weird dynamics that had been going on over the last 10 years. Some people didn't talk to each other. And I got there like, 'I'm so excited to be here!' And nobody wanted to talk to me. Nobody cared.”
The topic had previously been explored by Johnson in an interview with Vanity Fair in 2022, when she stated: “I felt like I was ruining someone's birthday party when they really didn't want to invite me, like they did it just to say, ' yes, of course, come!' And then I was stuck there.”