There has been quite a bit of controversy in Hollywood lately – with many claiming that rather than casting minority actors/actresses for minority roles, studios just ‘whitewash’ them instead.
When Scarlett Johansson was cast in the upcoming Ghost In The Shell film, that criticism was no different.
There were even reports (that were denied by the studio) that CGI enhancements were made to make the actress appear to be ‘more Asian’.
Well, now, Johansson has decided to speak out on the whitewashing claims, saying the following:
“I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person. Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive.”
“Having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity,” she said. “Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that – the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.”
Source: Marie Claire
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