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Dakota Johnson calls working on ‘The Office’ final episode ‘the worst time of my life’

By Jake Beardslee · February 10, 2024

In brief…

  • Dakota Johnson reveals a negative experience filming "The Office" finale.
  • Johnson found the two-week filming process disappointing in contrast to her expectations.
  • The actress perceived a less-than-welcoming atmosphere among the cast.
  • Johnson's primary role involved background work and faxing.
Dakota Johnson experienced disappointment and an unwelcoming set while filming her guest appearance in the series finale of "The Office."  Nigel Horsley/Wikimedia

Actress Dakota Johnson recently confessed on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that her appearance in the finale of the beloved sitcom “The Office” was nothing like she expected. Despite being a huge fan of the show, Johnson called the experience “honestly the worst time of my life.”

Initially excited by the offer to appear in the finale, Johnson anticipated only a brief time commitment. Instead, she was on set for an extended two weeks and felt her contributions were minimal. Johnson felt further alienated by the cast: “They were sad and also there were weird dynamics that had been going on for the last 10 years. And I’m coming in like, ‘So excited to be here!’ No one wanted to talk to me.”