The Lucy film Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson once again started a controversy in Hollywood. She opens up about the controversy surrounding her decision to play a transgender in the film Rub And Tug. The actress has a history of creating controversies. Latestly, she says, ‘I should be allowed to play any person’. In latest interview, Scarlett Johansson took a bold and mainly in left-leaning Hollywood. A disliked statement that she feels political correctness is antithetical to art. After that the star has issued a statement about how her quote was taken out of context.
Recently, she was criticized massively from fans when she accepted the role of transgender. She faced a harsh reaction for the casting decision. And after immemse pressure from social media about about transgender role, Scarlett exited the film. While answering her own question, she said “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 and Controversy
After a while, in a reaction to the controversy Scarlett said, acting is an art and there should be no restrictions. She further said, “I feel like it’s a trend in my business and it needs to happen for various social reasons. Yet there are times it does get uncomfortable when it affects the art because I feel art should be free of restrictions,” said Scarlett. The actress added, “I think society would be more connected if we just allowed others to have their own feelings and not expect everyone to feel the way we do.”
Coming to the political correctness about the statement. She said that the question she was answering in her conversation with David Salle was about the confrontation between political correctness and art.
On the other hand, Scarlett personally feels that, in a perfect world, any actor should have liberty to play any role. And in all forms, should be protected to political correctness. That is the point she was making, although it didn’t go the way she wanted to be.