Comments on diversity were misconstrued: Scarlett Johansson

SCARLETT Johansson (pic below) said comments she made on the “authentic casting” debate have been taken out of context and asserts that she supports diversity in film.

The actress came under fire in 2017 for playing an Asian character in Ghost in the Shell and cancelled plans last year to portray the main lead in the upcoming film Rub & Tug, after actors and advocates questioned the casting.

In a recent interview with As If magazine, she said actors should be allowed to play any person.

“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,” she said in a statement. – Text & Photo by AP