The jokes about the trees are flying through social media after the latest comments from actress Scarlett Johansson on the back of the baton. Johansson was charged with whitewashing for Ghost in the shell and just recently released the role of a transgender man, Dante "Tex" Gill, in the movie Scrub.
She first answered the Scrub controversy by directing critics to trans roles recently played by Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent, Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Cluband Felicity Huffman in Transamerica. However, this defense did not work well, so she left the position. Scrub film completely.
Now, in a new magazine As If (via Daily Mail), Scarlett Johansson shares his frustration with the "politically correct" in the modern cast.
You know, as an actor, I should have the right to play anybody, no matter what tree or any animal, because that's my job and the demands of my job. I think it's a trend in my business and it has to happen for a variety of social reasons. However, sometimes it gets in the way of art, because I feel that art should be free of restrictions. I think society would be more connected if we simply allowed others to have their own feelings without expecting everyone to feel the same as us.
Scarlett Johansson is now defended or criticized, depending on your point of view. Some people make fun of assigning him roles to a tree or an animal, while others agree with his broader view of the role of actors in playing characters who are not themselves .
Many agree with the idea that art should be free of restrictions, but the interpretation seems to be controversial. For some, like Johansson, this means that she should be able to play in a manga with a trans person or traditionally Japanese. In addition, his star status helps projects to materialize and gives them a better chance of succeeding (unless the film undergoes a critical reaction).
For others, being free of any art means releasing primarily white, straight and shinny star beavers like Scarlett Johansson. It means freeing your mind to give roles to other less represented people around the world, allowing them to get the kind of creates Stars like Scarlett Johansson. It also means supporting greater representation in the media by allowing transgender actors to play more roles, including (but not limited to) portraying a real transsexual person on the big screen.
Scarlett Johansson is not the only actor to defend the idea that actors can play no matter who. Bryan Cranston recently raised this issue when he's faced with a (very mild) reaction to playing a disabled man The rise. Here's a part of what Cranston said about it:
I think the role of quadriplegic in this role has really been a professional decision. As actors, we are asked to be other people, to play the others. If, as a heterosexual young man, and myself, I am very lucky, does that mean that I can not play against a person who is not rich, does that mean that I can not play a homosexual? I do not know, where does the restriction apply, where is the limit? I think it's useful to debate these issues.
This is not very different from what Scarlett Johansson has been trying to say. And his note on "a commercial decision" probably means that Bryan Cranston already has star power and can help sell the film alongside Kevin Hart. You could pretend that a disabled actor could have made a great showcase to become a star alongside Kevin Hart, but that's part of the debate that Cranston is encouraging.
Ghost in the shell Director Rupert Sanders (who does not lack controversy himself) defended the cast of Scarlett Johansson when the calls for lime began to appear:
I think every time you cast someone, someone will criticize him. For me, I maintain my decision. She is the best actress of her generation and I have been flattered and honored to be in this movie. So many people who were around the anime original have supported it vehemently because it is amazing and that there are very few people like it.
Andy Serkis also passionately defended Scarlett Johansson against Scrub bottom casting:
I absolutely do not agree. I really disagree vehemently. The actors should be able to play whatever, and that's why I like it [performance capture] Technology. What should be the problem, is that whatever the color of your skin, regardless of its shape, its size, its actor makeup, you should be able to play just about anything.
Scarlett Johansson seems to have been identified as the great founder of the negative reaction, despite the other examples she herself mentioned for the first time. Scrub. She is in a position of great influence as a Marvel star Cinematic Universe, respected drama actress and best-paid actress in the world. Thus, the Black Widow star is held at a higher level than many others.
Plus, she has had it more than once. And instead of doing what, say, Ed Skrein did for Hellboy (boy did he make the right choice to skip this movie), she doubles her initial positions … but then, in the case of Scrub, back anyway. The market for a Scrub The movie would probably need community support. Johansson ignored his comments. So dropping out of school was probably the only thing to do.
There is not only one way to look at this, but one thing is clear: Scarlett Johansson has people who think and talk about the current reality and the future evolution of the cast in Hollywood .