This time last year – literally this time last year (July 14, 2018) – Scarlett Johansson He disappeared from a biographical film Rub & Tug in which it had to appear as Dante Tex Gill, trans man. After a lot of pressure, the player issued a statement declaring that he decided to "respectfully withdraw my participation in the project". Initially, she criticized and responded by directing them against other actors Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman – which had all the trans transcripts previously shown.
A year before, Johansson faced a lot of criticisms when she played Motoko Kusanagi, leader in Japanese manga The ghost in the shell.
Now in a new interview with As If, through Daily Mail, Johansson opened up to the reaction she received and likes it a bit. In short, she said that she believes that political correctness – the "trend" – limits the role that actors can and can not do.
"You know, as any player, any person, any tree or any animal should be allowed to play, because this is my job and the requirements of my work," she said.
"I feel like it's a trend in my work and that it has to happen for various social reasons, but there are times when it feels uncomfortable when it affects art, because I think that art should be without restrictions."
She said, in particular, about political correctness: "I think that the society would be more connected if we allowed others to have their own emotions and not expect everyone to feel the way we do."
I am convinced that Johansson would make a beautiful tree and / or animal, but personally, in order to compare a non-human role with an insufficiently represented role, which could be more accurately transmitted with a major minority player, is shitty. But hey, that's just me. ¯ _ (ツ) _ / ¯
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