Dakota Johnson: Jesse Eisenberg ignored me on ‘The Social Network’ set


Guess he didn’t accept her friend request.

Dakota Johnson claimed Jesse Eisenberg ignored her on the set of 2010’s “The Social Network.”

While chatting with co-star Andrew Garfield for Vanity Fair, Johnson, 32, recalled, “I remember sitting down with you guys when you were having lunch one day, and you asked me loads of questions.”

“You were really nice, and Jesse didn’t acknowledge me,” she added.

Garfield, 38, tried to offer an explanation, saying that Eisenberg may have just been trying to stay in character as Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook co-founder, 37, was notoriously portrayed in the film as haughty and rude.

“Oh boy, I don’t know. I feel like I need to defend him in some way,” Garfield said of Eisenberg, also 38. “There was maybe some of the Zuckerberg coming through in that moment.”

Garfield went on to say that Eisenberg “was probably overwhelmed by…” before Johnson jokingly interrupted him with, “By beauty!”

Dakota Johnson chatting with Andrew Garfield with an inset of Jesse Eisenberg.
Johnson told Garfield that Eisenberg ignored her back when they were filming “The Social Network.”
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Johnson noted that she had a very small role in the movie, while Garfield and Eisenberg – who were bigger stars at the time – were definitely more preoccupied on set.

“You and Jesse were so busy on that movie,” the “Fifty Shades of Grey” star recalled. “I was obviously in it for four seconds, but I spent a few days on set just watching.”

Dakota Johnson and Andrew Garfield during a sit-down with Vanity Fair.
They’ve remained friends since filming the movie.
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Garfield also reflected on his friendship with Johnson, saying he immediately liked her when he saw her at an event.

“I remember seeing you at the afterparty, and you were just so lovely and energetic and excited to connect,” he remembered. “I felt the same way.”

Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg in
Garfield and Eisenberg in “The Social Network.”
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Johnson played the role of a Stanford University student and the love interest of Napster co-founder Sean Parker, played by Justin Timberlake.

Garfield portrayed the role of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.



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