No less than Dakota Johnson confirmed reports that she will seek a therapy after playing the lead role of the highly-anticipated horror film Suspiria.
“I find sometimes when I work on a project and — I don’t have any shame in this — I’m a very porous person and I absorb a lot of people’s feelings. When you’re working sometimes with dark subject matter, it can stay with you, and then to talk to somebody really nice about it afterwards is a really nice way to move on from the project. My therapist is a really nice woman,” Johnson, who is widely known for playing the lead role in the Shades of Grey trilogy, said in a report.
This is not the first time that Johnson spoke on her need to seek a therapist after the filming of Suspiria.
Earlier this year, she said in reports that the filming “fucked me up so much that I had to go to therapy.”
CinemaBlend noted that while there are actors who are able to disconnect the roles they play and mentally compartmentalize their work, there are others like Johnson who are not able to do that easily.
“As a result, it can clearly be affecting for the performer, opening them up to thoughts and realities they might not have otherwise explored. Clearly, this happened to Johnson in the making of Suspiria, and I’ll admit to it making me extra curious to see what kind of heat the film is packing,” CinemaBlend added.
Meanwhile, film critics hailed Johnson’s performance as “very good.”
Directed by Oscar-winner Luca Guadagnino, the film Suspiria, a remake of a 1977 film of the same title, made a rather strong debut in the Venice Film Festival.
“There are smart moments of fear and subliminal shivers of disquiet, the dance sequences are good and of course Guadagnino could never be anything other than an intelligent film-maker,” the London-based The Guardian said in a report.
Amazon Studios is set for a US-wide release on Nov. 2.