Scarlett Johansson has faced a wave of criticism this week for a new interview in which she stated: "I should allow myself to play anyone, any tree, any animal." The star, who has faced the past. casting controversies, is talking loudly – explaining that his comments were taken out of context.
"I recognize that, in reality, there is a wide discrepancy between my industry that favors white and cisgender actors and that not all actors have had the same opportunities that I have had the privilege," said Johansson. Your answer refers to a July 11 interview published in As If magazine.
In it, the "Avengers: end of the game"The actress explained that she believed that she should be allowed to play any role," because that is my job and the requirements of my job. "She added that" many social lines are now being drawn "and" much political correctness. It is reflected in art. "
The comments recalled some of his previous high-profile casting scandals. Last July, he abandoned the movie "Rub & Tug" amid an ongoing backlash over his plans to play the leading role of a transgender man. The actors and transgender defenders immediately criticized the production for not choosing a trans actor in the paper.
He also faced outrage at his role in the new 2017 version of anime clbadic's live-action "Ghost in the shell"Critics condemned the filmmakers and the studio, Paramount, for choosing Johansson in a traditionally Japanese role as the character Motoko Kusanagi." While promoting the film, Johansson made it clear that he thought the money laundering accusations were unfounded.
Many went to social networks to share their frustration with their statements. Star "pose" Indya Moore, who identifies himself as transgender and not binary, tweeted: "Why compare trans and poc people with trees and animals …" Twitter user @niceonefransi aware An image of a tree and he joked, "My God, I can not believe I just met Scarlett Johansson! What an honor!"
Johansson issued a statement Saturday in the midst of the wave of criticism, according to The Associated Press: "Personally I think that, in an ideal world, any actor should be able to play anyone and Art, in all its forms, should be immune to correction." politics. "
He also stated that the comments were published in other publications for "clickbait".