Scarlett Johansson is under fire again for comments about which roles she should be allowed to play.
Almost exactly a year ago, the actress dropped out of the film “Rub and Tug,” following a heavy backlash that argued a cisgender woman should not play a transgender man. In 2017, Johansson was also criticized for “whitewashing” Japanese manga with her role in “Ghost in the Shell.”
“Acting goes through trends,” Johansson said in a recent interview with As If. “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. There are a lot of social lines being drawn now, and a lot of political correctness is being reflected in art.”
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