Andy Serkis defends Scarlett Johansson

Andy Serkis defends Scarlett Johansson

‘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.

‘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.

Andy Serkis: ‘Mowgli’ much closer to Rudyard Kipling’s book

Andy Serkis has revealed that his upcoming live-action drama ‘Mowgli’ will be closer to the world of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’.

In an interview, 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.

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.

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