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Hosting SNL Made Dakota Johnson Want to "Quit" Movies and Join the Cast

In a Tonight Show interview ahead of Johnson's second SNL stint, Jimmy Fallon also showed the Madame Web star a supercut of her laughing till she cried. 

By Samantha Vincenty

Madame Web star Dakota Johnson visited  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 22 to talk hosting Saturday Night Live for the second time on January 27, and to clear up the rumor that she sleeps 14 hours a night. But at the top of their interview, Fallon had to share an adorable habit that Johnson really does have. 

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As any extremely-online person knows, Dakota Johnson is an unforgettable talk show guest. In what was her tenth visit to The Tonight Show, Host Jimmy Fallon shared something he remembered about the Madame Web star from her previous nine appearances.

"By the way, every time you're on the show, we start laughing so hard, you start crying," Fallon told Johnson, as the actress indeed began to shake with a case of the giggles. Is it happening right now? You're crying from laughing. This is bizarre."

"I don't know what to do," Johnson said, still laughing. "My body's confused!"

"But why? My face makes you laugh?" Fallon said.

"It makes me laugh, and then it makes me cry," Johnson said. 

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To prove Johnson's nine-year history of cry-laughing on The Tonight Show, Fallon showed her a supercut the show put together. In the montage of Johnson wiping tears from her eyes—at one point showing Fallon the eye-water on her hand—she actually says, "Why do I always cry when I come on this..." That was in 2017.

"At least I'm consistent," Johnson joked.

Dakota Johnson on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Episode 1906

Dakota Johnson talks hosting SNL for the second time on January 27

Johnson is gearing up to host Saturday Night Live for the first time since her February 28, 2015 debut as Host.

Fallon, an SNL alum, asked Johnson how it feels coming back. "Are you more used to it, are you less nervous?" Fallon asked, adding that Johnson was "great last time."

"I'm the same amount of nervous," Johnson admitted, though she said she is "so excited" given her great experience the first time. 

"I loved it so much that I was like, 'I'll do this. I'll just be in the cast," Johnson said. "I was like, 'I'll quit my job and just do this every day.'"

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Fallon mentioned that his friend and longtime collaborator, Justin Timberlake will be the musical guest for Johnson's episode.

"I heard his record," Fallon said faux-casually, referring to Timberlake's upcoming studio release Everything I Thought It Was. "It's pretty cool. We hang out and stuff." 

Justin Timberlake will also visit The Tonight Show on Thursday—though you'll have to tune in to find out if he, like Johnson, sheds tears of joy.

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