Scarlett Johansson started her career when she was just 13 years old and since then she has worked hard to be one of the renowned actresses. She is known for her films like Hitchcock, The Avengers, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and The Nanny Diaries.
In 2017, Johansson’s fans get disappointed with her appearance in ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and she was criticized playing Japanese in the original mange series. Recently, she is reported to re- team with her ‘Ghost in the Shell’ director Rupert Sanders for ‘Rub and Tug’- her new film. This film is based on real life events of Jean Marie Gill. She was said a female at her birth but later she discovered herself a man. She started her own massage parlor in 1970’s and later a prostitute business in 1980’s. So, Scarlett Johansson will play transgender man in this film.
Previously, many actors and actresses have played transgender and few of them also received awards for their fabulous performance. Huffman played a transgender woman in ‘Transamerica’ of 2005 and got nominated for Oscar. Leto received Oscar for her supporting role as a woman transgender in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ of 2013. Apart from them, Tambor won Emmys two times to play woman transgender role in ‘Transparent’. Thus, it is not the first time anyone would play transgender role but people are criticizing Scarlett Johansson for her selection of role. She responded with reference of these remarkable projects. They also went through these controversies while their performances have won awards.
Online commenters are arguing that ‘Rub and Tug’ man transgender should be a transgender actor. On this Johansson said,” Tell them they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment”.