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Dakota Johnson Says Filming Experience of New ‘Suspiria’ “Fucked Me Up”

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Dakota Johnson is the star of director Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror masterpiece Suspiria, playing the role of (Susie Bannion), originally played by American actress Jessica Harper.

While we don’t know a whole lot about the new film, we do know that the filming experience was brutal for our star. In a recent interview with ELLE, Johnson opened up and revealed some interesting things.

Johnson reveals how the experience of filming Suspiria fucked her up:

which, no lie, fucked me up so much that I had to go to therapy

She continues:

We were in an abandoned hotel on top of a mountain. It had 30 telephone poles on the roof, so there was electricity pulsating through the building, and everyone was shocking each other,” she says. “It was cold as shit, and so dry. The only thing that helped was dousing myself with oil every night. Now I can’t get enough.

Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films, and Memo Films produce. Guadagnino, Brad Fischer, Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, and Silvia Venturini Fendi are producers on the title while James Vanderbilt, Paul Deason, Massimiliano Violante, and Carlo Antonelli exec produce.

Synopsis:
Susie Bannion, a young American woman who travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in 1977, arriving just as one of its members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the Company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the Matrons, and the Company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret.

Suspiria also stars Tilda Swinton as (Madame Blanc), Chloë Grace Moretz as (Patricia), Mia Goth as (Sara), Jessica Harper as (Anke), Angela Winkler as (Miss Tanner), Sylvie Testud as (Miss Griffith), Renée Soutendijk as (Miss Huller), Ingrid Cavenas (Miss Vendegast), Lutz Ebersdorf as (Dr. Jozef Klemperer) and Malgorzata Bela as (Mother).

The film is set for release later this year. Amazon Studios picked up the project last year for worldwide distribution rights and is financing production.

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