Following Ellen DeGeneres’s announcement her talk show will end after 19 seasons, people are looking back at some of her most awkward interviews – with Dakota Johnson’s chaotic 2019 appearance on the show going viral.
It’s an interaction that has gone down in TV infamy, after the pair suffered one of the most awkward exchanges right from the moment the 50 Shades star sat on the couch.
It started when Ellen asked Dakota why she hadn’t been invited to her 30th birthday only, and Dakota revealed she was.
‘How was the party? I wasn’t invited,’ Ellen joked, to which Dakota shot back: ‘Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen.’
The actress was visibly annoyed and went on: ‘Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s**t about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited.’
‘Well, who wouldn’t want to be invited to a party?’ Ellen wondered, to which Dakota revealed: ‘Well, I didn’t even know you liked me.’
It was all kinds of awkward (Picture: The Ellen Show)
Even Ellen’s producer dobbed her out and said the TV host was indeed invited to the party. It was only then that Ellen remembered receiving the invite before quickly brushing off the whole situation, stating she ‘had a thing’.
Safe to say, Dakota’s cool demeanour as she served some truths, despite being on Ellen’s programme, won her a lot of fans and previously resurfaced last year amid claims of toxicity behind-the-scenes on the show.
Following Ellen’s confirmation her show would be coming to an end next year, Dakota has become a brilliant reaction meme, with her ‘Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen’, used to follow up the host’s explanation the show was no longer a ‘challenge’.
Some social media users even went so far as to suggest Dakota’s interview was the beginning of the end.
‘Ok i know people kinda joke about it but i fully believe the fall of the ellen empire can be 100% attributed to dakota johnson and that’s terrifying,’ one mused on Twitter. ‘The power this woman has. that stare!!! [sic]’
Bridget Todd added: ‘It will NEVER not be funny to me that Ellen’s public downfall started when she lied about not being invited to Dakota Johnson’s party, when in reality she couldnt come because she was at a football game with her good friend George W Bush.’
Ellen addressed her announcement on Tuesday’s edition of her show, saying: ‘You may wonder why I’ve decided to end after 19 seasons. The truth is, I always trust my instincts.
‘My instinct told me it’s time. As a comedian, I’ve always understood the importance of… timing. In all seriousness, I truly have felt like next season was the right time to end this amazing chapter.’
She will discuss her decision in further detail on Thursday’s show in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Speaking about the end of the show today, former producer Hedda Muskat did not hold back in her condemnation of the programme and its host.
She said: ‘The viewers have spoken. Her ratings have been in the toilet for a long, long time now. Her show has not been fun, it has not been interesting, and she’s not really, by the way, stepping down – the viewers fired her.’
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