When a movie is titled How To Be Single, you can get away with a lot of questions not normally encouraged at film junkets. Which is why the surprisingly shy and soft-spoken Dakota Johnson is dutifully trying to come up with an anecdote about her best and worst date ever.
“I haven’t really been on a lot of dates, I’ve only been in long-term relationships,” the 26-year-old actress says hesitantly, fully aware of the irony, given the film’s title. “But I did go skydiving with one of my boyfriends and I thought that was an interesting choice for him because he could have killed me,” she muses. And the worst date? “I got broken up with once, when I was wearing a Halloween costume,” Johnson begins, adding in anticipation of the question she knows is coming, “I was dressed as Steve Jobs but I’m not sure that had anything to do with it!”
How To Be Single stars Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann as four women living in New York City, discovering the right and wrong way to be single. Think Sex and the Citymeets Bridget Jones’ Diary as Lucy (Brie) is shopping for a husband online, Robin (Wilson) will sleep with anyone who wants a one-night stand, Alice (Johnson) wants her old boyfriend back and Meg (Mann) has no time for relationships and is having a baby on her own.