Dakota Johnson was "excited" to do stunt driving for 'Madame Web'.

The 34-year-old actress takes on the leading role of a New York City paramedic who starts to show signs of clairvoyance in the new thriller film and revealed that she was really looking forward to getting behind the wheel for the action scenes and then surprised herself with how much she enjoyed filming special effects with the blue screen.

She told Collider: "I was excited for the action in the movie because it's not your typical superhero movie where there's, like, insane fighting. It feels, for Cassie, a little bit more grounded and scrappy, so I was looking forward to that. And then the stunt driving, I was really excited about. And then, weirdly the blue screen work at first was something I had to get used to. There wasn't very much of it, but I ended up having a really good time because you just kind of let your imagination go nuts and I found it really fun.

" I was so excited. I mean, I like driving and I'm okay at it, but when I learned how to do that, it was just like, 'Oh, great!'"

The 'Persuasion ' star also explained that some of the more recent "smaller" films have struck a chord with her as she named Oscar nominees 'Past Lives' and 'Poor Things' as movies that have stood out in what she calls a "hardcore battle" in the industry.

She said: " I mean, there's so many films that I love. 'Poor Things' I think is an incredible film, 'Past Lives' is an incredible film. I think the movies that I've made recently that are smaller, I think because you don't have to answer to studio executives you get to have a little bit more creative license and agency.

"Like 'Daddio' was a really important experience in that way. But I don't know, it's possible for artists to make what they want to make, it's just kind of a hardcore battle right now."