Here’s what the 25-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On finding auditions tough: “Sometimes I panic to the point where I don’t know what I’m thinking or doing. I have a full anxiety attack. I have them all the time anyway, but with auditioning it’s bad. I’m so terrified of it. I have crippling self- doubt! But the things I’m the most afraid of, I run towards.”
On school: “I got kicked out of a play because my grades were failing. So I was like, ‘Fuck the drama department’, and I studied figure drawing for three years. I was with my family a lot (as a teen) and I had a very serious boyfriend. I was into a lot of music. I got in trouble for smoking pot… I was more interested in spray painting things and hanging out with my friends than I was in school.”
On bonding with Johnny Depp on the set of Black Mass over mutual friendship with Hunter S. Thompson: “It was cool because we have a connection in having known Hunter Thompson. My dad was quite close with Hunter. I spent a lot of time in Woody Creek as a kid and he was a magical person to me. He would come into the driveway at odd hours and rearrange rocks and things… He’d bring me odd gifts, like bird collars, or weird fishing gear. Whenever I’d see him, he would bend down and take his hat off and I would pat his bald spot. I have no idea why! It was a thing we did…”
Also pictured: Dakota Johnson attending The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Hosts An Official Academy screening of her latest film Black Mass with co-stars Julianne Nicholson, Joel Edgerton, and producers Scott Cooper and John Lesher at the SVA Theater on Thursday (September 10) in New York City.