Andy Serkis defends Scarlett Johansson in Rub & Tug controversy: Actors should be able to play anything

Scarlett Johansson got dropped from the film Rub & Tug in which she was going to play a transgender following backlash from the LGBT community

Indo-Asian News Service December 04, 2018 16:07:43 IST
Andy Serkis defends Scarlett Johansson in Rub & Tug controversy: Actors should be able to play anything

London: The Lord of the Rings fame actor Andy Serkis has defended actress Scarlett Johansson, who got dropped from the film Rub & Tug in which she was going to play a transgender following backlash from the LGBT community.

Andy Serkis defends Scarlett Johansson in Rub  Tug controversy Actors should be able to play anything

Andy Serkis (left), Scarlett Johansson Images from Twitter

In an interview to Variety, Serkis said: "Actors should be able to play anything, and that's why I love performance capture technology.

"What should be the point is that whatever colour your skin is, whatever shape you are, whatever height you are, whatever your make-up is as an actor, you should have the ability to play anything."

So, in the wake of the backlash, Johansson dropped out of the film and a replacement is yet to be announced, reported metro.co.uk.

It's not the first time Johansson has got into trouble with her casting in a role. She was earlier accused of the film Ghost In The Shell when she was controversially cast as Major Motoko Kusanagi, a character who was Japanese in the original series that the film was based on.

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