Scarlett Johansson says comments she made on the “authentic casting” debate have been taken out of context and asserts that she supports diversity in film. In a recent interview, she said any actor should be allowed to play any person. Photo: Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Scarlett Johansson says ‘any actor should be able to play anybody’, and social media lights up again

  • Actress who was contentiously cast in the lead role of Japanese anime adaptation Ghost In The Shell causes fresh controversy with her views on on-screen representation
  • ‘Art should be free of restrictions’, she is quoted as saying, but a transgender critic says on social media ‘trans people should play trans people. Period’
Topic |   American films

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Scarlett Johansson says comments she made on the “authentic casting” debate have been taken out of context and asserts that she supports diversity in film. In a recent interview, she said any actor should be allowed to play any person. Photo: Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
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