33-year-old Scarlett Johansson decided to withdraw from the new project Rub & Tug (in the Russian box office the film has not yet received the name). Magazine Out published a statement of the actress, in which she announced this. Earlier in the network, a wave of indignation rose, when it was announced that the role of transgender Dante Gill, who lived in Pittsburgh in the 1970s, will play Johansson.
In the light of the ethical issues that were recently discussed in connection with my choice of Dante Gill, I decided to respectfully refuse to participate in the project. Our understanding of transgender people continues to change, and I learned a lot from the community since my first statement about work on the role,
Explained the actress.
Recall users of social networks criticized the producers of the project for choosing in favor of Scarlett, and not the actor-transgender. She tried to convince opponents that she was able to cope with the role, but eventually refused to continue the fight.