I’ve made a career out of controversies: Johansson

29 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

I’ve made a career out of controversies: Johansson

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has opened up about the many controversies she has courted over the years. During an interview with The Gentlewoman for spring and summer 2021 issue, Johansson admitted she has “made a career” out of controversy.

“Yeah, I’ve made a career out of it (attracting controversy),” the actor said.

To list a few, Johansson caused an uproar a few years ago after she featured in the movie Ghost in the Shell in the lead role, a part many believed should have been played by an Asian actor.

She was also criticised for agreeing to play a transgender character in “Rub and Tug”. After the controversy, the 36-year-old actor left the project. Her critics have called her out for her continuous support to Woody Allen, who has been accused by estranged daughter Dylan Farrow of sexual abuse.

While Johansson wants to be able to speak freely, the actor also acknowledged that she’s made some wrong calls in the past.

“I’m going to have opinions about things, because that’s just who I am… I mean, everyone has a hard time admitting when they’re wrong about stuff, and for all of that to come out publicly, it can be embarrassing.  To have the experience of, ‘Wow, I was really off mark there, or I wasn’t looking at the big picture, or I was inconsiderate.’ I’m also a person,” the actor said.