Scarlett Johansson Feels Her Integrity Might “Rub People The Wrong Way”

It started with backlash for recent role choice Scarlett Johansson stands her ground when she believes she’s doing the right thing–and that rubs people the wrong way, says the...

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It started with backlash for recent role choice

Scarlett Johansson stands her ground when she believes she’s doing the right thing–and that rubs people the wrong way, says the 35-year-old actress. Johansson has been criticized for accepting a role as a transgender man in the upcoming film Rub and Tug. Some in the LGBT community believe the role should have gone to an actual transgender person, and not a straight female actress.

But Johansson refused to apologize for accepting the part, although she acknowledged she could have handled the controversy better.

“I’m not a politician, and I can’t lie about the way I feel about things. I don’t have that. It’s just not a part of my personality,” Johansson told Vanity Fair. “I don’t want to have to edit myself, or temper what I think or say. I can’t live that way. It’s just not me. And also I think that when you have that kind of integrity, it’s going to probably rub people, some people, the wrong way. And that’s kind of par for the course, I guess.”

Johansson added that she believes actors should be able to accept any role, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

“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. “That is the point I was making, albeit didn’t come across that way.”

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