Appropriation, Suit Underwear, and Rejection
If anyone has the knack for pushing celebrity buttons, Howard Stern sure has that talent. In an interview with Scarlett Johansson to promote her “Ghost in the Shell” film, she kind of lost it. She was so exhausted from answering questions about the length of time it takes to put on her suit and what she wears underneath it. She asked Stern if she asks a man those kinds of questions as well.Scarlett Johansson refused to respond to Stern’s follow-up questions, although she admitted she hated the word ‘panties’ per The Daily Beast. Then things got even more tense when the discussion turned to accusations of cultural appropriation.
The “Ghost in the Shell” originated from a manga about a female robot named Motoko Kusanagi. Some fans got upset when Scarlett Johansson who happens to be white, was chosen to play the character for the live-action Hollywood movie. The actress kept her cool and explained that the character is a cyborg who simply assumed a physical form. Even her name and body is not her original name and body. Thus, there’s no reason why only an Asian actress can portray her.
Scarlett Johansson on Handling Rejection
She’s definitely one of the highest paid Hollywood actresses of all time. But things hasn’t always been easy for the star. She recalls being rejected for great roles she auditioned for since she was a child. Among these films were “Jumanji” (1995) and “The Parent Trap”(1998) who chose to star Lindsay Lohan and Kirsten Dunst instead, per news.com.au. But her biggest rejection came in 2012 during the movie adaptation of “Les Miserables”. Anne Hathaway snagged the role and even won an Oscar for Best Actress for it.
Perhaps one of Scarlett Johansson’s biggest frustration was being rejected for a role because you’re too beautiful. During the 2011 film “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” she was turned down by director David Fincher. He told her he didn’t fit the role because she was incapable of making herself look deprived, uncaring of herself. She insisted she could do it, but he wouldn’t believe her. Rooney Mara was being cast for the role instead, and even Johansson agreed the actress was “so perfect in it.”
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