London, Dec 4 (IANS) “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.
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.