Scarlett Johansson Wants to Play a Tree

Scarlett Johansson covers the new As If magazine‘s issue. What is As If? That’s one answer we cannot give you, because a) we don’t know and b) we don’t have to know.

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Let’s move on to the Scar Jo and her interview. She loves acting, and she wouldn’t mind doing it for free if it came to that. The sexy actress said: “It’s a wonderful job to have and being satisfied with my job puts my lifestyle second on my priority list. But, the actual reality is that acting is very lucrative, and most of the time I can go to a restaurant without a reservation. That is the biggest perk.”

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Of course, there wouldn’t be a story if Scarlett didn’t say something somewhat controversial. So, let’s go back to July 2018, when Johansson first accepted then declined the role of a trans character. She arrogantly defended her choice, then after Twitter hysteria decided to release a tone-deaf statement in her defense.

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How does she feel about all that now? Let’s hear straight from Scarlett Johansson. The actress/singer explained: “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. I think society would be more connected if we just allowed others to have their feelings and not expect everyone to feel the way we do.”

Yes, she is pretending, it is Scar Jo’s job. But, let’s not forget that a few centuries ago, women weren’t allowed to act. This is what the real issue is. If we don’t open the doors to people of all sexual orientations and color, we aren’t moving forward. We don’t doubt that Scar Jo would be able to play Oprah, but why not give that chance to a black actress? The whole narrative, “I can be whatever I want to be” is problematic because Scarlett is a liberal, and she should not switch sides to suit her story. As someone who spoke with such passion for diversity, during Obama’s campaign, it is hard to take her seriously now. Since once again the interview backfired, there’s another statement.

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“The question I was answering in my conversation with the contemporary artist, David Salle, was about the confrontation between political correctness and art,” she continues. “I personally feel that, in an ideal world, any actor should be able to play anybody and Art, in all forms, should be immune to political correctness. That is the point I was making, albeit didn’t come across that way. I recognize that in reality, there is a wide discrepancy amongst my industry that favors Caucasian, cis-gendered actors and that not every actor has been given the same opportunities that I have been privileged to. I continue to support, and always have, diversity in every industry and will continue to fight for projects where everyone is included.”

Once again, Ghost in the Shell actress’ PR team did a half-decent job. But if you know that there’s an issue, why fight to keep it open? Why not stand up for your original beliefs? Singling out Scarlett Johansson may seem unfair. But with all the struggles women and LGBTQ+ have already, we do need to be more supportive. And definitely more compassionate. If Taylor Swift said anything remotely similar, all hell would break loose.

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