Scarlett Johansson continues to be one of Hollywood’s top stars. She has been one of the World’s Highest-Paid Actors. And we all know success comes with criticism. Thus, when the word comes to controversy, then Scarlett Johansson is no exception to the case. The actress even accepts and talks about it very often. In fact, controversies have clearly been a part of her career. On the contrary, the actress has made all sorts of mistakes in her career choices.
The movie role Scarlett Johansson considers her worst career choice.
In a new interview with the U.K. publication, The Gentlewoman, Scarlett Johansson reflects on her history of courting controversy in Hollywood. Rather the Oscar-nominated actress put it, “Yeah, I’ve made a career out of it.” However, Johansson has been consistent with her incredible performances, which include two Oscar nominations. However, on July 2, 2018, there was news that Scarlett would play “Dante Tex” in Rupert Sander’s ‘Rub and Tug’.
‘Rub and Tug’ competed eagerly for the cutting verge, and it was nothing but repeating familiar mistakes.
The story of the movie was about ‘Dante Tex,’ a Pittsburgh trans man who, in the 1970s and ’80s, ran massage parlors that served to cover up a lucrative sex work operation. Later, the announcement met with rapid backlash from trans actors. Similarly, to counter back, Johansson’s representative in a statement with ‘Bustle’ said,” Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.” Moreover, her representative referred to the cis actors who have already played trans characters. For various reasons, this statement made a huge fuss, and within 11 days, the actress decided to withdraw her presence in the film. She even gave an exclusive statement in a magazine and explained her choices.
The flashbacks of “Rub and Tug” won’t stop reoccurring
Even after a year in an interview, the actress found herself in political correctness. Needless to say, the “Rub and Tug” controversy made an unnamed approach through a comment. Although she made her approach pretty immediately by saying, “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,.” This never actually stopped!
Scarlett never stopped revisiting the past ‘Rub and Tug’ issue
Two years later, The Gentlewoman featured Scarlett in their 2021’s Summer Issue. Regardless, she clarified that actors don’t always have obligations to have a public role in society. And how the idea of it is unfair. Although, the foundation of the “Rub and Tug” was made out of another debate, and it was Rupert Sander’s “Ghost in the Shell.” Later, the story was blamed for whitewashing as Scarlett was the lead character in a Japanese story. Nevertheless, the claim remained, and the movie did not receive much critical acclaim.