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‘I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal’: Marvel Star Scarlett Johansson Was Furious After Losing Trans Role Due to Insane Backlash

Scarlett Johansson Was Furious After Losing Trans Role Due to Insane Backlash

Scarlett Johansson has been the talk of the town in recent times. The actress has spoken many blunt truths regarding the behind-the-scenes life of Hollywood time. Scarlett Johansson, known for portraying the role of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe talked about the politics and the backstabbing that made her lose some important roles, including one of a transgender person which she deeply regretted.

Scarlett Johansson.
Scarlett Johansson.

Scarlett Johansson Regrets Over a Lost Transgender Role

The Jojo Rabbit actress spoke to As If magazine wherein she stated about the behind-the-scenes life of Hollywood. The Ghost in the Shell actress deeply regretted the loss of the transgender role of Dante “Tex” Gill, which is based on a real-life trans person.

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The actress revealed the “political correctness” that made her lose her role along with several other infuriating factors to add to the list.

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the MCU.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the MCU.

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“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. 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.”

Scarlett Johansson received a lot of backlash for portraying Major Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action remake of the manga Ghost in the Shell following which the actress saw herself getting evicted from the sets of Rub and Tug wherein she was supposed to portray the character of Dante “Tex” Gill.

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Scarlett Johansson opens up about her personal life.
Scarlett Johansson opens up about her personal life.

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Furthering her statements on the transgender role, Scarlett Johansson felt pride in acknowledging that Hollywood is indeed trying hard to bring about the change of inclusivity.

“Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues.”

Scarlett Johansson also revealed that she was hypersexualized when she was young. This led to other revelations about the actor’s life. The actress known for portraying the role of Black Widow was last seen in Black Widow (2021) following an absence in theater till now. There are currently no revealed plans for the actress, for now, other than Ghosted with a release window in 2023.

Source: GQ

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.