Since the news about Scarlett Johansson playing a transgender role in the upcoming film “Rub and Tug” has surfaced, critics slammed the actress for taking on a transgender role.
Scarlett finally chose to “respectfully withdraw” from the film. The film shares the story of a transgender man who used his massage parlor as a cover for a brothel in the ’70s.
In a statement the actress reveals that she would have been glad to play the role but understands why people may feel the character should be played by a transgender person. “I believe that all artists should be considered equally and fairly,” says the actress.