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Dakota Johnson Makes Armie Hammer Cannibal Joke During Sundance Speech

Dakota Johnson Makes Armie Hammer Cannibal Joke During Sundance Speech

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She was presenting Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino with an award.

Dakota Johnson's got jokes!

Johnson was at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival's "A Taste of Sundance" dinner on Thursday night to present filmmaker Luca Guadagnino with the international icon award when she dropped one of the best jokes of the year so far.

Johnson, who has starred in two projects for Guadagnino, A Bigger Splash and Suspiria, took advantage of the stage to joke about one of Guadagnino's former stars.

"It was here in Sundance in 2017 that audiences experienced a film that is uniquely characterized by Luca's iconic approach to storytelling. The vision and the style that is Call Me By Your Name," she said.

"Sadly, I wasn't in that one. It was unfortunate. Luca had asked me to play the role of the peach, but our schedules conflicted," she continued. "Thank God, because then I would have been another woman that Armie Hammer tried to eat."

In one of the most famous scenes from the romantic, coming-of-age film, Timothee Chalamet's character Elio masturbates into a peach. When Hammer's character Oliver discovers Elio and the peach later, he takes a bite out of it.

Years after playing the role, Hammer became embroiled in a series of scandals that saw women accusing him of sexual harassment and having a cannibalism fetish where he talked about killing and eating women.

In a complete coincidence, last year Guadagnino released a new movie starring Chalamet, Bones and All, which happens to be about a young man and woman as they travel across the country - you guessed it - eating people.

"Who knew cannibalism was so popular?" Johnson joked in her speech.

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