Scarlett Johansson Is Being Mocked After Defending Herself Against Controversies – Hollywood A-lister Scarlett Johansson’s drawn casting controversies in the previous for portraying the lead in an adaptation of Ghost in the Shell and a transgender character in Rub & Tug
What Scarlett Johansson Said To Defend Recent Casting Controversies:
In a new interview with As If magazine, Scarlett Johansson said
You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job.
I feel like it’s a trend in my business and it needs to happen for various social reasons, yet there are times it does get uncomfortable when it affects the art because I feel art should be free of restrictions.
I think society would be more connected if we just allowed others to have their own feelings and not expect everyone to feel the way we do.
Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said she would ‘fight to the death’ to defend an actor’s right to take any role while Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston defended his casting as a disabled character in The Upside.
How Scarlett Johansson Is Being Mocked:
lmao scarlett johansson was asked about giving up that trans role and then immediately jumped to comparing playing different gender identities/ethnicities to… animals and trees? ok hun – Nina Mohan
Nancy Wang Yuen said, “Hey can I copy your homework?” Yeah but don’t make it too obvious”
Am repinning this to my profile because ScarJo has learned nothing. Am definitely NOT watching ‘Black Widow’ or any future project of hers. – Nancy Wang Yuen replies to Nancy Wang Yuen
“It’s not about Scarlett Johansson getting to play any ethnicity / sexual orientation she likes…
Hollywood doesn’t write nearly enough minority lead roles. Casting majority actors to play the few minority roles there are, rather than minority actors, doesn’t help the imbalance.” – Femi
In a statement obtained by Bustle, Johansson said via her representative: “Tell them they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”
That statement – which references prominent actors who have played transgender roles – further fuelled the backlash against her casting.
When trans people are “allowed to play any person,” when prominent roles stop being whitewashed, then Scarlett Johansson can have a moan. Until then, please spare us your “political correctness gone mad” bullshit
Scarlett Johansson when someone tells her she can’t play any person, or any tree, or any animal – Jon
“I’m sorry but a movie about the Obamas where #ScarlettJohansson plays both of them would be fucking lit and you know it.” – Tim Dillon
“Scarlett Johansson is a cisgender white woman with a powerful platform and no storage of work opportunities. Trans people should play trans people. Period. It is incredibly disappointing that she has learned nothing and clearly does not care about the experiences of trans people”— Charlotte Clymer
“Yes, ScarJo, you should be able to play a tree. Because there aren’t countless sentient trees desiring to act yet struggling to get cast in roles. But there ARE ton of LGBTQIA l/non binary actors who have vocalized that they would love to represent those characters.” — Stephanie Mickus
Scarlett Johansson when someone tells her she can’t play any person, or any tree, or any animal pic.twitter.com/lku9KiL2Jw
— Jon (@prasejeebus) July 13, 2019
Am repinning this to my profile because ScarJo has learned nothing. Am definitely NOT watching ‘Black Widow’ or any future project of hers. https://t.co/bKLi9fsiuX
— Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) July 13, 2019