Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She Wants

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  1. Maxxam

    Maxxam Well-Known Member BGOL Investor


    Last year, owing to widespread criticism, Scarlett Johansson withdrew from playing the lead role in a based-on-a-true-story mob drama called Rub & Tub,owing to the fact that she, a cisgender woman, was set to portray Dante “Tex” Gill, a transmasculine man. This backlash echoed another casting choice made by the actress a year prior, when she played the lead in Ghost in the Shell,a sci-fi film based on a popular Japanese manga and anime. Johansson has mostly stayed quiet in the aftermath of the respective casting brouhahas, but now, in a new interviewwith As If magazine, she admitted she isn’t thrilled that “political correctness” is policing what actors can and can’t do while choosing roles.

    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,” Johansson explained. “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.” She added about political correctness specifically: “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.”

    While Johansson previously defined her Ghost in the Shell role as “essentially identity-less” upon the film’s release, she was initially dismissive of the pleas to give her Rub & Tug role to a trans actor, saying to critics, “tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.” (The trio have all previously played trans women in film and television.) When Johansson eventually withdrew from the film, she offered an apology for her “insensitive” words.
  2. p5ych3

    p5ych3 Curry Is My God BGOL Investor

    *deleting her nudes*
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  3. ScytheSalvation

    ScytheSalvation Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    They have been screaming about "barriers" in comedy for a while now. This isn't nothing new

    Jerry Seinfeld

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  4. Jumbodicc

    Jumbodicc Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    She's right, and the public has the right to not watch that shit.
  5. The Plutonian

    The Plutonian The Anti Bullshitter BGOL Investor

    Ok bitch, so :hmm:
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  6. LennyNero1972

    LennyNero1972 Sleeping Deity. BGOL Investor

  7. Mrfreddygoodbud

    Mrfreddygoodbud Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Wtf is a cis gender woman????
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  8. Helico-pterFunk

    Helico-pterFunk Well-Known Member BGOL Legend

  9. shonuff

    shonuff BGOL Supporter Registered

    i agree with her in principle - too many sensitive fucking ppl getting feelings about shit insisting that their opinion should have some influence
  10. godofwine

    godofwine Supreme Porn Poster - Ret BGOL Investor

    I agree with her in principle. The only time I'll get super in my feelings, within reason, is if they cast a white person as a black person in a biopic.

    A biopic of Oprah or Whitney Houston or Harriet Tubman should not be white. Sorry Scarlett Johansson. Other than that, I really don't care. Cartoon characters are open because they are open to anyone (but if they gave one of the main characters of The proud Family to a white actor I kind of would have been mad).

    I believe what she was saying was that she could play a trans character even though she's not trans. As an actor, she is willing to do any role given to her, and she's right for that. What do you expect her to say?

    They gave her ghost in the Shell, what was she supposed to do, say no?

    They gave iron fist to a white guy, what was he supposed to do, say no?

    Yes, both roles should have gone to an actor of Asian descent, but I'm not faulting the actors who took them, I fault the directors and creators and the executives who pulled the trigger.

    People need to stop aiming low, set your sights higher and you'll target the problem
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  11. Quek9

    Quek9 K9 BGOL Investor

    Dumb bitch...but I bet that crazy pussy is good.
  12. neptunes007

    neptunes007 Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Jerry still got it. “ Gay French king” LMAO
  13. slewdem100

    slewdem100 Well-Known Member

    All these labels...I saw cisgender woman and said to myself " wait Scarlett is a tranny!?"...then I remembered that supposed to be an actual woman...fuck these labels man...a woman is just a need for the cisgender shit
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  14. mailboxpimp

    mailboxpimp Ultra Supreme Master BGOL Patreon Investor

    Ask Dr. Truth.... thats what he/she is.
  15. XXXplosive

    XXXplosive #HoustonStrong BGOL Investor

    An actual woman
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  16. Picasso

    Picasso Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    I agree, if she wants to be Superman or Batman let her have at it. Or if the movie Roots is recreated, she can play Kunta.

    If that’s what the producers want, let’s see how that works out for her.
  17. D'Evils

    D'Evils Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

  18. Watcher

    Watcher Well-Known Member BGOL Gold Member

    She has a net worth of 140 million. She’s obviously doing right for her.

    She has every right to play anything she wants. Be pissed at the people buying tickets to see her.

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  19. moblack

    moblack Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    What happened to the days of just calling a woman a woman? And a man a man?
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  20. Mo-Better

    Mo-Better Rod & Reel Time is Coming BGOL Investor

    As right as you are she's right too. Scarlett is correct but she needs to understand no one is obligated to watch/support her if they disagree with her decision. She simply hasn't thought out that there's times when being right just isn't enough.

    As you stated no one is going to buy her playing Oprah, a Whitney Houston or a Harriet Tubman. That's like having James Earl Jones playing Elvis. No one will give watching that a 2nd thought.

    As right as Scarlett is in what she's saying its not real, not in today's society. Hell whites are complaining about a black woman doing the voice of the Little Mermaid. I'll bet you 99% of them probably have never heard her voice, know nothing about the woman except she's not white. Oh the horror!
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  21. Simply Sickenin'

    Simply Sickenin' Valar Morghulis .... BGOL Investor

    Bitch can play whatever she wants in the movies. I haven't paid to see shit that she isn't playing Black Widow in anyway. So what roles she takes doesn't effect me.
    At the end of the day, she's still a fine ass white girl and I would definitely smash repeatedly of given the opportunity.
  22. Mrfreddygoodbud

    Mrfreddygoodbud Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    I fiqured that.. but what the hell is cis, and y do I need to say all of that instead of just friggen WOMAN....

    and everything else.. FAKE ASS WANNABE women..

    so there is woman and FAW women...

    but what the fuck is a cis tho??
  23. spaceage78

    spaceage78 Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    The shit is so stupid now. I don’t give a fuck about non of these crazy people and their crazy terms. Remembering from organic chemistry, cis is the same or original. Trans means different. So a cis anything, will always be What it was in it’s original form and trans is opposite
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  24. ugk

    ugk Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    She's truly a terrible actor, if Scarlet Johansson wasn't a jew, she'd be a nobody
  25. Mrfreddygoodbud

    Mrfreddygoodbud Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    so when you remove all the mind fuckery

    basically cis is NORMAL and its opposite is ABNORMAL.

    that will always be my definition my mind is unfuckable...
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  26. TimRock

    TimRock Still Standing BGOL Investor

    I planned on skipping (i.e. not paying to see) Black Widow anyway. Glad she died in End Game, her character was becoming forced.
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  27. Mastermind2002

    Mastermind2002 Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Actually she's a very good actor but to each's own.
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  28. Helico-pterFunk

    Helico-pterFunk Well-Known Member BGOL Legend

  29. spaceage78

    spaceage78 Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Pretty much
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  30. Flawless

    Flawless Flawless One BGOL Investor

    its called acting.

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