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Scarlett Johansson made headlines this weekend on his recent comments on political correctness and casting.
The 34-year-old actress discussed the topic during an interview for AS IF magazine published Thursday.
During his interview with the artist David Salle, the star Black Widow mentioned as "acting through trends". Asked if the sector is seeing particular trends today, Johansson said there are "definitely trends in the casting right now".
"Today there is a lot of emphasis and conversation on what acting is and who we want to see represent us on screen," he replied. "The question now is, what is it doing anyway?"
Discussing the idea of those who will play the roles, Johansson then said: "You know, as an actor, I should be allowed to act to any person, any tree or any animal, because that is my job and the needs of the work ".
This led Salle to ask the following question: "Do you have to represent yourself, your gender, your ethnicity or can you actually play beyond these categories?"
"There are many social lines that are drawn now," Johansson replied, "and a lot of art is politically reflected in the art."
When asked how he felt about it, Johansson replied: "You know, I feel it's a trend in my business and must happen for various social reasons, yet there are times when it becomes inconvenient when it hits the art because I feel the art should be free of restrictions. "
While the two discussed people's reactions to certain things in the arts, Johansson said, "It is important to focus on the work that is meaningful to you and continue." He also said that "society would be more connected if we allowed others to have their own feelings and not expect everyone to feel like us".
Johansson first tackled the role game. The last year, the actress was targeted after it was revealed that she was destined to play a transgender in the film Rub and Tug. Johansson later retired from the role. She was also criticized after appearing in the 2017 adaptation of the Japanese manga franchise Ghost in the shell.
To read Johansson's full interview, take a look AS IF magazine.