Shia LaBeouf once called her his best onscreen kiss. But Dakota Johnson had even higher words for praise for her former Peanut Butter Falcon costar during an interview with Marie Claire. The star, 30, referred to Shia as the “greatest actor of my generation.”


I think Shia might be the greatest actor of my generation, which I wouldn’t say to his face,” she told the magazine jokingly. She also gushed about their Peanut Butter Falcon co-star Zack Gottsagen, whom she called “one of the greatest loves of my life.”


Shia and Dakota starred together in the 2019 film The Peanut Butter Falcon, which follows a man with Down syndrome pursuing his dreams of becoming a pro wrestler with his new outlaw friend. Dakota and Shia share a kiss on screen, which obviously left quite the impression on the actor.

The actor commended Dakota’s smooching skills during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show last year. Shia revealed she was his best onscreen kiss after he was asked by Ellen during a game of Burning Questions.


Dakota didn’t only address her showbiz career in the June issue of Marie Claire, also opening up about her battle with depression. “I’ve struggled with depression since I was young—since I was 15 or 14,” she explained. “That was when, with the help of professionals, I was like, Oh, this is a thing I can fall into.