Turns out Dakota Johnson wasn’t trying to throw shade at Angelina Jolie at the 2018 Golden Globes!
On Monday night’s episode of The Tonight Show — after a confusing tale about a skunk and tomato juice — Johnson shared the story behind that Golden Globes moment with Jolie and Jennifer Aniston. Thanks to a savvy Instagram user, a snap of Johnson giving some side eye to Jolie (who was seated at her table) while Aniston was on stage went viral after the awards ceremony earlier this month.
“Jennifer Aniston was on stage talking and then here’s you and you’re just staring at Angelina Jolie’s reaction,” Fallon accused as he presented the photo. “But so is Armie’s (Hammer) wife,” pointed out the 50 Shades Freed actress. “I’m not the only one!… I was trying to be sly about it.”
Johnson went on to explain she doesn’t even think she was peeping at Jolie at all. “Truthfully, I don’t think I was really looking at her because if you look really closely at the angle of my eyes, they’re kind of over here,” she explained while demonstrating her gaze passing by Jolie. She then confessed she was probably looking at the table of the Stranger Things kids because she’s a big fan and was trying to snap a candid pic of the young actors. “I also maybe accidentally caught Ridley Scott asleep.”
50 Shades Freed is unleashed on movie theaters February 9. Watch the Fallon clip above.