Dakota Johnson Confronts Ellen DeGeneres About Birthday Party Invite in Tense, Awkward ‘Ellen’ Clip
When the Fifty Shades of Grey star visited The Ellen Show last week, DeGeneres decided to jokingly grill her over not being invited to her 30th birthday party in October. It was cringeworthy, to say the least, but also very impressive to see Johnson turn a genuinely awkward conversation into a comedic bit.
“Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen,” Johnson corrected.
“Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s--t about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited,” she added, to which DeGeneres responded, “Well, who wouldn’t want to be invited to a party?”
“Well, I didn’t even know you liked me,” Johnson joked.
“Of course I like you. You knew I liked you,” DeGeneres replied, followed by a few seconds of awkward silence. “You’ve been on the show many times, and don’t I show like?”
Johnson then told DeGeneres to ask her producers to confirm an invited did, in fact, come her way and they reminded her that she didn't go because she had been out of town. “Oh yeah I had that thing," the comedian said.
You can check out the full Dakota Johnson vs. Ellen DeGeneres clip, below:
The interview quickly went viral and is still trending because of Johnson's bold ability to call out DeGeneres on her own TV show. But that's not all: it also later came to everyone's attention that DeGeneres happened to be at the Dallas Cowboys game with George W. Bush the same weekend she skipped Johnson's birthday party.
Let's just say Twitter wasn't exactly thrilled that this was the reason...