Scarlett Johansson says she "should be allowed to play any person, tree, or animal"

News | 7/13/2019 | Staff
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Another day, another instance of Scarlett Johansson hurling herself off a public relations cliff: The former Ghost In The Shell actress gave a new interview to As If magazine this week, touching on a wide variety of issues germane to her career. Topics ranged from the good (Directors shouldn’t force performers to be physically miserable instead of just, you know, acting!), to the obvious (Lost In Translation is about a relationship, not a place!), to the “Oh god, here we go again (Scarlett Johansson should be allowed to play any part she wants, and nobody should be allowed to yell at her for it!).

This is per a write-up of the interview in The Daily Mail, which notes that not long after the controversy surrounding her casting as a traditionally Asian character in GitS, Johansson was also forced to depart another movie, Rub & Tug, after being cast as trans person (and fascinating, noted gangster) Dante “Tex” Gill. The actress dubbed resistance to the act of her, a cis woman, playing a trans character in a film “political correctness,” and then issued the following...
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