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  • Can any actor play any role?

    08/10/2019 3:38:49 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 29 replies
    Spiked ^ | August 7, 2019 | Maren Thom
    Scarlett Johansson is only half right. Even the best actors can’t credibly represent every character. Hardly a week goes by without attempts to police which actors can play certain roles. There is fierce debate over what kinds of parts should be played by what sort of person. Should Bryan Cranston play a disabled person? Can 007 be a black woman? The underlying question is always: can any actor play any role? A few weeks ago, Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson was interviewed by artist David Salle in As If magazine. In the interview, they discuss trends in acting and how art...
  • Scarlett Johansson says she "should be allowed to play any person, tree, or animal"

    07/13/2019 6:23:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    AV Club ^ | July 13, 2019 | William Hughes
    Another day, another instance of Scarlett Johansson hurling herself off a public relations cliff: The former Ghost In The Shell actress gave a new interview to As If magazine this week, touching on a wide variety of issues germane to her career. Topics ranged from the good (Directors shouldn’t force performers to be physically miserable instead of just, you know, acting!), to the obvious (Lost In Translation is about a relationship, not a place!), to the “Oh god, here we go again (Scarlett Johansson should be allowed to play any part she wants, and nobody should be allowed to yell...
  • Scarlett Johansson's New Role May Be A Transgender Man & Twitter Has Thoughts — UPDATE

    07/03/2018 4:19:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Bustle ^ | July 3, 2018 | KELLY SCHREMPH
    With the final Avengers movie set for release in May 2019, Scarlett Johansson is ready to look for new and exciting characters to play. In fact, according to ScreenCrush, Johansson is gearing up to reunite with her Ghost in the Shell director, Rupert Sanders, in a new project titled Rub & Tug. However, the star's role in the film is being met with some controversy, particularly because Johansson's new role may be a transgender man. UPDATE: Scarlett Johansson issued this comment to Bustle via a representative: "Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity...
  • 'Fake news': Minister does U-turn on comments about Sweden's sex crimes

    03/04/2017 9:31:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 4 March 2017 16:44 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Sweden’s Integration Minister Ylva Johansson has done a U-turn after she told the BBC that the number of reports of sex crimes in Sweden was dropping. During a recent interview with the BBC, the minister said: “If there has been a rape towards her and a sexual harassment, we can see that the level is going down, and going down, and going down.” However, this isn’t the case. The latest stats actually show a 13 percent increase in reported sex crimes in Sweden in 2016, and a general increase over the last ten years. […] The Moderate Party’s labor policy...
  • Scarlett Johansson: 'I don't think it's natural to be a monogamous person'

    02/15/2017 10:56:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2017
    Scarlett Johansson is having second thoughts on monogamy. In Playboy's March/April 2017 issue, the 32-year-old “Ghost in the Shell” star admitted that she isn’t sure people are designed to be monogamous in relationships. “I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing,” said the actress. “I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work. It’s a lot of work.” …
  • Roger Waters rebukes Scarlett Johansson for SodaStream ties

    02/02/2014 9:55:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/2/14 | Staff
    Former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters, one of the more prominent celebrity faces of the boycott Israel movement, says he has contacted Scarlett Johansson “a couple of times” over the A-list actress’s decision to represent an Israeli company that operates in a West Bank settlement ... “In the past days I have written privately to Neil Young (once) and to Scarlett Johanson (a couple of times). Those letters will remain private,” he said. “Sadly, I have received no reply from either ..."
  • Scarlett Johansson's deal with Sodastream, which operates in the settlement Maale Adumim, launches

    01/26/2014 10:07:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 1/24/14 | John Reed
    John Reed ‏@JohninJerusalem Scarlett Johansson's deal with Sodastream, which operates in the settlement Maale Adumim, launches an internet meme. pic.twitter.com/WEnZXtEegz 
  • TRENDING: First on CNN: DNC secretly scheduled guests: Actresses Johansson, Portman, Washington

    09/05/2012 11:51:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/05/2012 | Shannon Travis
    Charlotte (CNN) - Clint Eastwood meet Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington. The three actresses, firmly anchored in Hollywood's royalty, have been secretly scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention, according to a tentative schedule provided by a source to CNN. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker – Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November. The schedule lists the three actresses as speaking on Thursday evening, the same night that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will accept their party's respective nominations. Johansson, Portman and Washington are...
  • Scarlett Johansson 'baffled' by why men have nipples

    02/03/2009 5:51:27 PM PST · by melt · 110 replies · 29,967+ views
    ibtimes.com ^ | 1/3/09 | ibtimes.com
    The 'He's Just Not That into You' actress, Scarlet Johansson, says shes completely baffled by the fact that men have nipples. She quoted in Chicago Sun Times, "The one thing I don't understand about men is nipples. I don't know if there is one aspect of men that I don't understand other than why they have nipples. Honestly, why? I guess it has something to do with the X chromosome. "What is the function of the male nipple? Maybe we all start as androgynous creatures and then they become men?"
  • Scarlett Johansson boosts morale in Kuwait

    01/21/2008 5:14:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 43 replies · 2,699+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Scott M. Biscuiti, USMC
    Scarlett Johansson smiles after being pinned with gunnery sergeant rank during a meet and greet Jan. 20 in the United Service Organizations building at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The 23-year-old bombshell met with nearly 600 service members at Camp Buehring, Kuwait Jan. 20 during her five-day United Service Organizations (USO) tour to the Gulf region Scarlett Johansson poses for a photo with Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Jan. 20 in the United Service Organizations building at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The 23-year-old bombshell met with nearly 600 service members at Camp Buehring, Kuwait Jan. 20 during her five-day United...
  • Hollywood Hate Group Assaults Bush (Hollyweird Left Mega-Barf Alert)

    07/13/2004 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 35 replies · 2,799+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 12, 2004 | Ben Johnson
    Last weekend's hatefest in New York City, in which John Kerry endorsed the vicious attack of Hollywood hacks on the Commander-in-Chief, provides a sad portent of things to come. Leftist hate group MoveOn.org announced last week that it has enlisted the help of the Hollywood elite in its partisan campaign to smear the president and stigmatize America’s War on Terror. According to a Time magazine story (“I’m Rob Reiner, and I Approve This Ad”), such Hollywood powerhouses as Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, Rob Reiner, “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin, Ed Asner, Danny Glover, Al Franken, the ubiquitous Kevin...