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."
\u201cDakota Johnson jokes that she wasn\u2019t cast in #CallMeByYourName: \u201cLuca had asked me to play the role of the peach, but our schedules conflicted. Thank God, because then I would have been another woman that Armie Hammer tried to eat.\u201d\u201d
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.
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.