By releasing the top films every year, Marvel Studios either makes superstitions out of the actors of its film or raises the profile of the actors who are already big names. Most of them are in love in Hollywood, but several, including Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, and Scarlett Johansson, are polar figures. For Johansson, between taking on roles that don’t suit her for making a number of controversial statements, the actress could well be the Marvel actress she didn’t like after Renner.
‘Ghost in the Shell’ controversy
Johansson’s most controversial role to date is Major Mira Killian / Motoko Kusanagi in Paramount Ghost in the shell. The film received a negative reception due to the shooting of Johannson and other non-Asian actors. Critics said the film had been bleached. The film even revealed at the end that Johansson’s character was originally a young Japanese girl.
Director Rupert Sanders defended Johannson’s throw, says, “Very few actresses with 20 years of experience already have the cyberpunk ethic cooked up. I stand by my conclusion – she is the best actress of her generation. ”
Johansson said himself she did not believe the film was guilty of whitewashing and was told America Good morning that she would never represent a character of a different race. The Media Action Network for Asian Americans said the actress was “lying” when she said so.
Rub & Tug controversy
Back in 2018, Johansson released the upcoming film Rub & Tug, leaving King Dante “Tex” Gill. The actress raised controversy because beause Gill, a real figure, was a transgender man, but Johansson is a cisgender woman.
The backstory facing the actress went awry and she got worse when she and her team released a deaf-tone statement. In the statement, Johansson identified straight, cisgender actors playing transgender actors on the previous screen. Bustle reported that the statement read, “Tell them [critics] they may be directed to representatives Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman for comments. ”
She walked back on her comments, saying she learned more about why she shouldn’t be in the film and why her initial statements were insensitive. “As a result of recent ethical questions raised about my cast as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to withdraw my interest in the project with respect,” she said. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since I made my first statement about my throw and realized it was insensitive. I have great respect for the transgender community and am grateful that the conversation about inclusion continues. ”
If she were an incoming star Rub & Tug, the film would have been another collaboration with Rupert Sanders, who led the controversy Ghost in the shell change.
Despite the Ghost in the shell and Rub & Tug controversies, in 2019, the actress still seemed to believe that she should play any character “You know, as an actress I should be allowed to have anyone, or any tree any animal, or play any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job, ”she said As a magazine “I feel it’s a trend in my business and it has to happen for a variety of social reasons, but sometimes it gets uncomfortable when it affects the art because I feel like art should be free from restrictions. ”
Support from Woody Allen
Johansson has a good history of working with Woody Allen. She appeared in the director’s guise Place matches, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Despite the allegations of public sexual abuse that came against her in later years, Johansson said in 2019 that she would still work with the director.
“I love Woody,” she said Hollywood Reporter. “I believe it, and I would always work with him. I’ll see Woody when I can, and I’ve had a lot of conversations with him about him (the allegations against him). I’ve been pretty straightforward with him, and he’s very, very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him. It’s sad because this is a time where people are excited, and understandingly, ”she said. “Things had to be stimulated, so people have a lot of passion and a lot of strong emotions and they’re angry, so right. It’s an intense time. ”
Similar to her previous controversial comments, she issued another statement to clarify what she had first said. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Johansson responded to the notion that her remarks were insensitive to victims of future abuse.
“Yeah, I understand how that inspires some people. But just because I believe my friend doesn’t mean I don’t support women, believe women, ”she said. “I think you have to bring it in on a case by case basis. You cannot have this broad statement – I do not believe that. But that is my personal belief. That’s how I feel. ”
Despite how the public feels about Johansson, it is clear that he will be a Hollywood icon for many years to come. It remains to be seen whether she will continue to comment and take on positions that evoke a wild backlash.