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Dakota Johnson Names Her Favorite Part of Her "Roast" Sketch with Please Don't Destroy
Johnson told Seth Meyers that making the viral sketch for her January 27 SNL episode was a "great time."
Madame Web star Dakota Johnson visited Late Night with Seth Meyers on February 7, and Johnson's been spending a lot of time in 30 Rock these last few weeks. She hosted SNL for the second time on January 27, and popped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon days before that. And while she didn't make it to Late Night until closer to her comic book movie's February 14 premiere, Seth Meyers shared that Johnson did make her way to his dressing room to say hello during SNL week.
"I love it so much," Johnson said of hosting Saturday Night Live. As Meyers pointed out in their chat, Johnson's mother, Melanie Griffith, and her stepfather, Antonio Banderas, have also hosted once each.
"And it'd been about a decade since you'd done it," Meyers said, referring to Johnson's 2015 hosting debut.
"Well, let's not go crazy—that's a big word," Johnson joked. "A decade in Hollywood is like 50 years."
It's been nine years, thank you very much, though Johnson added that she "was giving Lorne so much trouble about it being nine years since I'd hosted," referring to SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels. "And finally, right before the show, he was like, 'I didn't know it was nine years!!"
Johnson is known for her bone-dry sense of humor in interviews, and that energy was leveraged to maximum effect in a viral Please Don't Destroy sketch.
Dakota Johnson had a great time roasting the Please Don't Destroy boys
"You did a really funny sketch with the Please Don't Destroy boys," Meyers told Johnson. "I think we can call them the Please Don't Destroy boys?"
"Yes—or if you're an SNL insider, which I am, you call them PDD," Johnson deadpanned, assuring Meyers that he can call them that too because they work on the same floor.
In the sketch, which finds PDD and Johnson trading ice-cold burns, "you called them The Lonelier Island, which I enjoyed a great deal," Meyers said. (Meyers remains good friends with The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, dating back to their time as SNL cast members).
"I had a great time," Johnson said, as Meyers named a highlight of the sketch: When she calls a "nepo truce" with PDD's John Higgins and Martin Herlihy (both of their fathers were longtime SNL writers).
"My favorite bit was the chant after," Johnson said, repeating the nepo truce oath: "A foot in the door, and so much more.'"
Watch Johnson's full interview—in which she tells a hilariously "inappropriate" story from her teen years with mom Melanie Griffith—above, and watch the Please Don't Destroy sketch below.
"Please Don't Destroy - Roast"