Dakota Johnson has claimed that Jesse Eisenberg largely ignored her on the set of the 2010 film The Social Network. Guess he was really channelling that inner Zucks, huh?
Chatting with The Social Network co-star Andrew Garfield for Vanity Fair, Johnson reminisced about their time on set. “I remember sitting down with you guys when you were having lunch one day, and you asked me loads of questions.
“You were really nice, and Jesse didn’t acknowledge me.”
Garfield tried to defend his co-star, saying that may have been in part due to him really getting into the mindset of the Facebook co-founder. “Oh boy, I don’t know. I feel like I need to defend him in some way. There was maybe some of the Zuckerberg coming through in that moment.”
Garfield continued his defence, saying that Eisenberg “was probably overwhelmed by…” when Johnson teasingly interrupted him with: “By beauty!”
Dakota Johnson recalled how she had a much smaller role in the film while Garfield and Eisenberg had much bigger roles and were bigger stars at the time. The Social Network was Johnson’s first film role.
“You and Jesse were so busy on that movie,” the actress recalled. “I was obviously in it for four seconds, but I spent a few days on set just watching.”
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Garfield reflected on his relationship with Johnson, saying he immediately liked her when he say her at a Hollywood event.
“I remember seeing you at the party, and you were just so lovely and energetic and excited to connect,” he reminisced. “I felt the same way.”
When Johnson told him she couldn’t remember them meeting up at the event, he just laughed and told her he was sober. “There’s no implication that I’m making!”
Johnson played the role of a Stanford student and the love interest of Napster co-founder Sean Parker, portrayed by Justin Timberlake (who they also spoke about in the chat).
Garfield played the role of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.