Madame Web actress Dakota Johnson
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American actress Dakota Mayi Johnson is finally breaking her silence following the massive flop of her new Marvel movie Madame Web.

The 34-year-old Fifty Shades of Grey star began by sharing that she was not surprised that Madame Web had performed poorly as she went on to share that she would not be working on any big buck films similar to the Marvel movie again.

"Unfortunately, I'm not surprised that this has gone down the way it has," Dakota said during an interview with Bustle.


She went on to add that all in all she understands that a lot goes into the filming of a movie which makes her heart bleed because art is being overrun.

According to the industry, especially the whole movie-making process isn't all glitz and glam, but rather a complicated series of decisions made by committees, who don't know much about the art of filmmaking itself and underestimate just how savvy viewers are.

The poster of MCU's Madame Webb
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"It's so hard to get movies made, and in these big movies that get made and it's even starting to happen with the little ones, which is what's really freaking me out... decisions are being made by committees, and art does not do well when it's made by committee," the award-winning actress said.


"Films are made by a filmmaker and a team of artists around them. You cannot make art based on numbers and algorithms. My feeling has been for a long time that audiences are extremely smart, and executives have started to believe that they're not." she continued.

Dakota shared she was happy to have featured in the MCU superhero film however, she does not think that she will take part in any other movie like it again.

She, however, thanked the producers for the experience because not only did it take her out of her comfort zone but it also helped her know what works for her as a creative and what totally doesn't.

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"It was definitely an experience for me to make that movie. I had never done anything like it before. I probably will never do anything like it again because I don’t make sense in that world and I know that now.

But sometimes in this industry, you sign on to something, and it's one thing and then as you're making it, it becomes a completely different thing."," said the 34-year-old who made her film debut at age ten.

Dakota, who interestingly hasn't watched the movie yet noted that seeing the negative reviews was not a pleasant experience but then again she kind of understands why the movie ended up being a flop, "It's not nice to be a part of something that’s ripped to shreds, but I can’t say that I don’t understand."

The Sony film, which also starred Sydney Sweeney and Emma Roberts, has been largely derided by critics. It landed a mere 12% on Rotten Tomatoes and barely scraped together $25.8 million domestically during its 6-day opening holiday weekend which began on Valentine's Day.

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