Dakota Johnson shares some behind-the-scenes facts about ‘Our Friend’

Our Friend Updates: Previously titled The Friend is a 2019 comedy-drama film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, got written off a screenplay by Brad Ingelsby.

Upon rolling into the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2019, it served its premiere slate on January 22, 2021, by Gravitas Ventures. It gained reviews at par that was essentially anchored by its trio of leads and has had a fair share of success.

Here’s a run-down of the plotline

Our Friend Premise

Nicole and Matthew Teague, faced with the news of Nicole’s impending death, see their best friend move in to help them out. Matthew and Nicole are a relatively happy couple residing in Fairhope, Alabama.

She’s an actress with a local theatre, he’s a journalist and has a family of two small daughters. Life has its bumps in the road, but they were getting along with it well until Nicole is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the “silent killer.”

Things go down the slope and their mutual friend Dane decides to move in with them during the final year of her illness, to muck in around the household and play support staff for a grieving overwhelmed family.

What information have we collected from the vet actor Dakota Johnson about how the scenes had more depth to them than one would think?

Our Friend

As Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson moves further away from her Anastasia Steele era, she’s been challenging herself with completely different roles as of late.

Coming right after was her eerie performance in Suspiria remake and light-hearted moments in The Peanut Butter Falcon, Johnson effused some inside contours of the plot and how it harnessed a rough topic like Matthew Teague’s 2015 Esquire article about his family’s struggle with terminal cancer and the mutual pal in Our Friend, alongside co-stars Casey Affleck and Jason Segel.

She revisited how they wrapped up on a shot “The Mardi Gras scene was funny because Mardi Gras is a serious thing and when we shot that, it was not Mardi Gras time and we also shot in the middle of the night.

I think I was off that day and I had a 1:30 a.m. call time, So that was fun… doing a Mardi Gras parade on one float in the completely asleep town just felt really silly and weird.”

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