Scarlett Johannson is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and also likely the most controversial. She has taken flack for the past few years for choosing to play roles that detractors say help contribute to the continued whitewashing in Hollywood.
It's like way to reduce race to mere phys appearance as opposed to say culture, social experience, identity, history https://t.co/JDbu9s0DPt— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) April 15, 2016
“Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive,” Johansson said. “Also, having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity. Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that — the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.”Scarlett Johansson / Marie Claire
or, get this, a trans man https://t.co/qx04zPCJTQ— Goth Ms. Frizzle (@spookperson) July 3, 2018
First the Japanese, and now Scarlett Johansson is taking on the trans community with her new film Rub and Tug. I can't wait until her Rosa Parks film comes out. https://t.co/nbmoMkoNlN— valerie complex (@ValerieComplex) July 3, 2018
“Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”Scarlett Johansson / Bustle
The reply from Johansson was seen as an attempt to normalize her casting in “Rub & Tug,” since the aforementioned actors have played roles as trans individuals without much backlash in the past.
Actors who are trans never even get to audition FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN ROLES OF TRANS CHARACTERS. THATS THE REAL ISSUE. WE CANT EVEN GET IN THE ROOM. Cast actors WHO ARE TRANS as NON TRANS CHARACTERS. I DARE YOU #RupertSanders @NewRegency #ScarlettJohansson https://t.co/RkrW8MeGcG— Jamie Clayton (@MsJamieClayton) July 4, 2018
I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues. While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film.Scarlett Johansson / Out Magazine
“Today there’s a lot of emphasis and conversation about what acting is and who we want to see represent ourselves on screen. The question now is, what is acting anyway,” Johansson continued “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.”Scarlett Johansson / As If
“The question I was answering in my conversation with the contemporary artist, David Salle, was about the confrontation between political correctness and art,” she continues. “I personally feel that, in an ideal world, any actor should be able to play anybody and Art, in all forms, should be immune to political correctness. That is the point I was making, albeit didn’t come across that way. I recognize that in reality, there is a wide spread discrepancy amongst my industry that favors Caucasian, cis gendered actors and that not every actor has been given the same opportunities that I have been privileged to. I continue to support, and always have, diversity in every industry and will continue to fight for projects where everyone is included.”Scarlett Johansson / EW
If Scarlett Johansson wasn’t a coward and was actually a real actor she would play every character in the same movie like Tyler Perry— Jules (@Julian_Epp) July 14, 2019
i don't what y'all say 😤 scarlet johansson killed it as the trees in the lion king 👏 pic.twitter.com/gpyVcoY7nj— indie (@INDIEWASHERE) July 14, 2019
no one:— dori (@dorisaurusrex) July 14, 2019
I also agree that Scarlett Johansson should play a tree because she has the range of a piece of wood https://t.co/or46ZGAL3P— donnia (@fincherism) July 13, 2019
ScarJo out here planning to be Pocahontas, John Smith AND Grandmother Willow when the live action remake happens— Anthony (@BigJigglyPanda) July 14, 2019
scarlett johansson’s next roles talking to each other pic.twitter.com/dLlTpku6Ca— sutton 𐋀 (@nasaromanovas) July 13, 2019
Scarlett Johansson lowkey preparing us for when she comes out in blackface. https://t.co/U1CvwawPPm— X (@XLNB) July 13, 2019
petition to cast scarlett johansson as the apple from Snow White pic.twitter.com/DJJbWfxgmW— z saw ffh + st³ (@darolcanvers) July 13, 2019
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