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Scarlett Johansson defends the recent controversies about casting: "I can play with any person, tree or animal"

Scarlett Johansson defends the recent controversies about casting: "I can play with any person, tree or animal"

Here we go again ...

Scarlett Johansson has defended her current castings.

In a new interview with Us Magazine, Johansson said that she should be able to play whatever character she chooses, despite repeated criticism of her role in roles that many also performed.

Speaking about the controversy, Johansson said it was an example of "political correctness is reflected in art."

As reported, Johansson told the magazine: "You know, as an actor, I should be allowed to play any person, any tree, any animal, because that is my job and the requirements of my job."

Describing the violent reaction as a "trend", she also said: "I feel it's a trend in my business and it has to happen, but there are times when it becomes uncomfortable when it comes to art because I feel that art is free. of restrictions. "

Meanwhile, the news of Johansson's comments has been widespread criticism on social networks.

Criticism first emerged in 2017 when Johansson played the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell, despite the role of the Asian origin of someone who writes. Some critics said his casting was an example of "money laundering" and the debate possibly hampered the movie's box-office gains.

In 2018, Johansson was involved in another casting controversy after deciding to take on the role of a transgender man, Tex Gill, in the upcoming film Rub & Tug.

Although Johansson defended her right to interpret the transgender character, LGBTQ activists urged the filmmakers to assign the role to a trans actor and, subsequently, she is projected.

Johannson said through his representative: "Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto and representatives of Felicity Huffman to comment."

That statement, which refers to the prominent actors who have played the role of Transgender, further fueled the reaction against their casting.