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Andy Serkis Defends Scarlett Johansson After She Received Backlash From LGBT Community

Andy Serkis has defended actress Scarlett Johansson, who got dropped from the film "Rub & Tug" in which she was going to play a transgender.

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Updated:December 5, 2018, 7:35 PM IST
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Andy Serkis Defends Scarlett Johansson After She Received Backlash From LGBT Community
American actress and singer Scarlett Johansson. (Image: Reuters)
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"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.
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