Dakota Johnson on Chris Hemsworth shirtless: he distracted everyone on set

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I know that when some of you read that headline, you thought to yourself, “Well, duh.” In an interview in the October issue of Australian Vogue, Dakota Johnson discusses her upcoming film Suspiria, which she describes as “kind of twisted” as well as the intriguing Bad Times at El Royale. The 28-year-old actress says the film was “so much fun to make.” I can only assume one of the things that would make working on El Royale desirable is getting to share the screen with a shirtless Chris Hemsworth. Dakota tells the magazine that having Chris’s bare chest in the film is akin to that mind-eraser Will Smith used in Men in Black. She recalled,

“Oh my god. It’s such a distraction. I was like, guys, you’ve made a huge mistake getting him to do this, because everyone is going to forget everything that happened [in the film] until this point. Chris is going to come onto the screen, and his body is outrageous, it’s unbelievable, like a crazy, crazy thing to look at, and his shirt’s completely unbuttoned.”

And, while the “best Chris” is poised to distract film audiences with his Thor-sized pecs, Dakota also said his physique caused some attention issues on set, adding, “it was so shocking, not in a sexual way at all, just, like, scientifically, how is it possible to look like that? Crazy!”

She went on to wonder out loud how Chris, seemingly living on a diet of Smarties (or M&Ms for those of us in the states) could achieve such a toned physique. She mused, “I don’t eat anything sweet: I eat green things for three months in order to fit into a pair of jeans. And he eats whatever the f–k he wants and looks like he was literally chiseled out of marble – it’s insane.”

Despite joking about his envious “see food” diet, Dakota had nothing but praise for her co-star, noting, “He is really funny, sweet and wonderful and a great actor” and “he’s a real gem.”

I am excited to see Bad Times at El Royale, because I loved the trailer and the cast is pretty awesome. According to the film’s IMDb page, the story revolves around “seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, [who] meet at a run-down hotel in Lake Tahoe in 1960s California. Over the course of a fateful night, they all get one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong.” I have heard the film’s Wikipedia page is packed with spoilers, so if you also hate spoilers don’t visit it.

The movie was written and directed by Drew Goddard, who was also responsible for The Cabin in the Woods, which was weird and a lot of fun, so I’m cautiously optimistic. In addition to Dakota and Chris, the film also stars Nick Offerman, Jeff Bridges and my beloved Jon Hamm (don’t judge me). Check out the trailer and tell me this isn’t the most banana-pants movie you’ve seen in a while. It’s the crazy escape I know I need. I could definitely use this kind of distraction.

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  1. Sayrah says:

    I was hoping you’d provide a still of him from the Vacation movie a couple of years back. Wow!

  2. Susannah says:

    I hope it’s not rude to say this but that last photo of Dakota in the black dress and wig, I thought that was her father for a split second! They really look a lot alike!

  3. Renee2 says:

    I’m going to be that person- Smarties and M&Ms are NOT the same thing, lol. Smarties are WAY better, or at least they were when they were produced by Rowntree. They also have prettier colours for the shell. If you are ever in Canada or the UK you can get them or at a British shop in the US. But they are owned by Nestle and Nestle is evil, so maybe don’t try them.

    • Happy21 says:

      No Smarties in the US? I have Smarties in Canada and had no clue…

      This movie looks like a hella good time!
      Chris H seems like he is a genuinely fun and nice person. And that bod, well you can’t go wrong there can ya!?

    • whatWHAT? says:

      In the US, Smarties are very small candies that come in a roll, and they are not chocolate. They’re like tiny little Sweet Tarts, almost like if you formed little candies out of Kool-Aid or Crystal Light.

      https://www.smarties.com/

      • BB says:

        When I first read the quote, I was like “well smarties don’t really have that many calories, so what?” It makes a lot more sense if she’s talking about something similar to M&Ms.

    • Coraline says:

      Smarties are good so are M&M, I think when I was a kid I liked Skittles the best, all of those candies are so good but I remembered I bought 3-4 bags of Skittles and ate them all in less than an hour.

  4. OriginalLala says:

    i hear ya Dakota – hubs can just stop having beer and lose 15 pounds in a month while I have to basically eat baby food if I want to lose weight at this point!

  5. Janet says:

    I am not into him, but wow, she was NOT joking. Those pictures are mind-bending to me. Yikes, lol.

  6. minx says:

    That header shot of Dakota is one of the prettiest picture I’ve ever seen of her.

  7. smcollins says:

    I once paused the scene in the first Thor movie where he’s shirtless, took a photo with my phone, and made it my phone’s wallpaper (it was a flip phone, smartphones weren’t quite as common then). So, yeah….I totally get it.

  8. Ali says:

    He is the Best Chris.