Dakota Johnson Says Her Neighbor Sean Penn Once Left His Flip Flops at Her House for Three Months

"Sometimes he wears flip flops. You wouldn't expect that," Dakota Johnson said of her neighbor Sean Penn

<p>Michael Buckner/Variety/Getty</p> Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn on Sept. 10, 2023

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Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn on Sept. 10, 2023

Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn are not just costars in their new movie — they also live next door to each other!

At the 2024 Tribeca Festival premiere of the pair's new movie Daddio in New York City on Monday, June 10, Johnson, 34, revealed that she and Penn, 63, are neighbors during a question-and-answer session.

"Sean is my neighbor," she said with a laugh, when she was asked whether she and Penn had ever worked together prior to filming Daddio. "So when we were figuring out who [his character] Clark was gonna be, we were like, oh, we need a Sean Penn type. And I was like, maybe Sean Penn. So I went over and I was like, 'Can you read this?' "

"He comes over for brunch. Sometimes he wears flip flops. You wouldn't expect that," Johnson continued. "I didn't expect it. And then he left them there at my house for like three months. Everyone was like, whose shoes are these?"

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<p>Rob Kim/Getty </p> Dakota Johnson on June 10, 2023

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Dakota Johnson on June 10, 2023

"But yeah, so we had a friendship before and I think it made it feel really like we could really play with the power dynamics in that," she added.

Daddio, which previously screened at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival in September 2023, stars Johnson as a passenger in a taxicab driven by Penn's character and follows the pair as they chat after Johnson's character arrives at N.Y.C.'s JFK Airport and takes a ride into Manhattan.

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"The usual pleasantries and jokes soon turn into a game between the two strangers as they exchange stories about important people in their lives," reads an official festival synopsis for Daddio. "As their conversation unravels, secrets are revealed, advice is shared and a genuine bond is forged."

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<p>Sonia Recchia/Getty</p> Sean Penn and Dakota Johnson on Sept. 10, 2023

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Sean Penn and Dakota Johnson on Sept. 10, 2023

Johnson additionally explained during Monday's Q&A that shooting Daddio, which filmed over 16 days total, "felt like Sean and I were in a little world of our own" while depicting a long car ride. The production utilized a soundstage to capture the actors inside the taxi and additionally filmed a cab as it made the trip, as director Christy Hall explained.

"It felt just so cozy and private. And I think it also made everyone that we were working with feel like everybody knew what we were making, what the goal was," Johnson said. "It was extremely collaborative and like a real little cozy family."

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