Dakota Johnson joined the star cast back in May 2020 (via Deadline), when Shia LaBeouf hadn’t quit and Harry Styles had never been accused of spitting out America’s one-time “Best Chris.” Unfortunately, Johnson was soon sidelined due to scheduling conflicts, prompting KiKi Layne to take her place.
Assuming Johnson had played Layne’s character Margaret, it would have meant that Johnson would have been the outcast of the 1950s-style community in which the women of “Don’t Worry Darling” lived. Of course, Margaret met a tragic end after witnessing a strange airplane in the air and seemingly going insane.
However, it’s possible Johnson dodged a career bullet given all the drama surrounding “Don’t Worry Darling.” In addition, many scenes of former character Margaret were cut from the last film, as Layne finally revealed on Instagram. However, Layne also met her current flame, Ar’iel Stachel, on the set of Darling, so Johnson may have had to step out of the film for Layne’s love life to take off. Destiny works mysteriously in contrast to the plot of “Don’t Worry Darling”.