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Andy Serkis defends Scarlett Johansson

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"The Lord of the Rings" fame has defended 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, said: "Actors should be able to play anything, and that's why I love

"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

It's not the first time Johansson has got into trouble with casting in a role. She was earlier accused of the film "Ghost In The Shell" when she was controversially cast as Motoko Kusanagi, a character who was Japanese in the original series that the film was based on.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 13:56 IST