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Do you feel that Scarlett Johansson is ruining her career?

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    I was having a conversation with a friend. I remember a few years ago, Scarlett seemed to have it all. She was the sexy girl with talent (personal opinion), and she was in blockbuster films. To top it off, she Was making a boatload of money. These last few years, it seems like she has purposely made herself seem less sexy. She seemed to have had a breast reduction, and this horrible haircut makes her look forgettable. There are TALENTED legends that have embrassed their sexiness like Elizabeth Taylor and Angelina Jolie.

    To top it off, she has now taken 2 roles that could have gone to a minority actress. Her films outside of Marvel have not been doing well lately, and she basically ruined Black Widow in Infinity War. Not only did black widow look horrendous in IW, but her personality during promotion was very snobby. She seemed standoffish, and I am shock to read that she is the 2nd highest paid Avenger.

    I know many will disagree, but I feel like she is really hurting her career, and Kevin Feige just might cancel the BW film.

    How do you guys feel?

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    M: The Original
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    Online hysteria won’t have a major impact on her future award prospects. I think she’ll have an easier time getting an overdue Oscar in supporting because said category is less political. Young starlets don’t always succeed in Best Actress: Streep, Blanchett, Moore, and McDormand are evidence of them going older if necessary.

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    If we look at her career in the short term, she definitely would be best off expressing regret for her insensitive comments and letting a transgender thespian replace her in the role.

    In the long run, she’ll be fine unless she keeps fucking up.

    Looking at the big picture, it’s high time for trans actors to start getting auditioned and hired for jobs, which is what matters more than Johansson’s career and which is what I hope all this will lead to.

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    I’m hoping she’ll get the hint and stop taking roles that receive immediate backlash. Considering that Ghost in the Shell was critically panned and did not perform well, I was shocked to hear that she was trying to give another tone-deaf performance as a minority that she will never be capable of portraying. I do think she has reason when arguing that Felicity Huffman, Jared Leto, and Jeffrey Tambor should receive similar backlash, but that statement seemed only to avoid taking responsibility for the decision. Also Tambor is a horrible defense, seeing how his whole world of credibility just collapsed with the accusations against him.

    Best case scenario: Scarlett, realizing she has fucked up, abandons the project, but ensures that she is replaced by a legitimate trans actor and issues a genuine and public apology. She could probably rebound with a nice SNL hosting gig and poke fun at herself for her ignorance. Once that cools off, taking more Lucy / Under the Skin-esque roles would set herself up to return to the top. Maybe a rom-com with a favorable male actor? A standalone Black Widow picture seems unlikely at this point, but a full-force, red-headed origin story for ScarJo could do the trick. She could easily add an Emmy to her award collection, alongside her well-deserved Tony. The Oscar is probably the hardest for her to win, but I could see her parlaying her success into multiple Best Pictures and setting herself up for a Supporting nod / win.

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    Lol Scarjo screams a future Oscar winner for Best Original Song, id hardly worry about her never getting an oscar

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    vinny
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    She seems to make some interesting decisions. “Jojo Rabbit” sounded strange but at least it wasn’t with Rupert Sanders again. You would think one disaster like “Ghost in the Shell” would be enough.

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    No, she’s just making some bad choices just like every actor does once in a while. Even though GITS and Rough Night were flops, she still had some independent films being acclaimed and winning awards a few years ago (Her, Under the skin) and other blockbuster movies (Lucy, Don John).

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    Online hysteria won’t have a major impact on her future award prospects. I think she’ll have an easier time getting an overdue Oscar in supporting because said category is less political. Young starlets don’t always succeed in Best Actress: Streep, Blanchett, Moore, and McDormand are evidence of them going older if necessary.

    Surely she will not get a Oscar nomination for a bait from Rupert Sanders.

     

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    I want all those SJWs to fucking disappear. They are so fucking stupid. They give a new meaning to the word stupidity.
    It’s called acting. ACTING. Actors play characters that differ from themselves.
    Okay, let’s give this role to some trans actress. Will it get a wide release then? Fuck no. Will people show up to see it? Fuck no. It will be shown only at some LGBT(QRSTFU) festivals and no one will care for it. To get these kind of movies made and be watched you have to cast A-listers.
    SJWs do more harm than good to social causes.

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    Her downfall seems to be more than SJW. She is suppose to be a sjw. She is doing alot to turn many off (my opinion).

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    She’s a stupid bimbo but she’s been like that for years. Why people are noticing it just now? She has become a real-life Anna Faris character from Lost in Translation.

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    She’s a stupid bimbo but she’s been like that for years. Why people are noticing it just now? She has become a real-life Anna Faris character from Lost in Translation.

    I have to be honest. Many, including myself were distracted by her beauty. I was rooting for her. Her having talent was the icing on the cake, but now that she has tried to unsexy herself, it’s not looking good for her. As I said before, icons like Elizabeth Taylor, and Angelina embrassed their sex appeal, but are known for their talents as well. Both factors are why they are icons. I watched a interview with her promoting Infinity War, and she was so snotty. She is the 2nd highest paid Avenger, and has not even starred in a Black Widow film. I think Kevin Feige just might ditch the film now.

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    I want all those SJWs to fucking disappear. They are so fucking stupid. They give a new meaning to the word stupidity.
    It’s called acting. ACTING. Actors play characters that differ from themselves.
    Okay, let’s give this role to some trans actress. Will it get a wide release then? Fuck no. Will people show up to see it? Fuck no. It will be shown only at some LGBT(QRSTFU) festivals and no one will care for it. To get these kind of movies made and be watched you have to cast A-listers.
    SJWs do more harm than good to social causes.

    Fair, and this is always the go to argument, but at the same time plenty of movies cast unknowns or up and comers in the lead role but fill out the rest of the cast with big names in co-lead/supprting roles and it still gets plenty of attention. Why not have Scarjo play Dante’s wife? Or one of the madam’s at the brothel’s? Look at best picture nominees this year alone, Call Me By Your Name and Get Out both starred relative unknowns in the lead roles but filled out the supporting roster with Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Allison Williams, Catherin Keener, Bradley Whitford. Yes, movies generally need name actors to get the movie scene, but it doesn’t NEED to be in the lead role.

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    Scarlett Johansson is making boatloads of cash doing The Avengers movies. I don’t think she cares about making movies for the art anymore. She just wants to make tons of money – and who could blame her. She’s not ruining her career at all if she’s still raking in the money.

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    Fair, and this is always the go to argument, but at the same time plenty of movies cast unknowns or up and comers in the lead role but fill out the rest of the cast with big names in co-lead/supprting roles and it still gets plenty of attention. Why not have Scarjo play Dante’s wife? Or one of the madam’s at the brothel’s? Look at best picture nominees this year alone, Call Me By Your Name and Get Out both starred relative unknowns in the lead roles but filled out the supporting roster with Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Allison Williams, Catherin Keener, Bradley Whitford. Yes, movies generally need name actors to get the movie scene, but it doesn’t NEED to be in the lead role.

    Exactement.

    Thespians with no name recognition are cast in movies all the time; everyone has to start somewhere and new stars are needed alongside established ones to make money for the industry.

    The problem is that even the new talent are almost unfailingly cisgender; trans and non-binary actors are rarely even auditioned. This is flat-out discrimination and needs to be fixed pronto.

    In a perfect world, trans actors would be cast in trans roles as well as cis roles and cis actors would be cast in trans roles as well as cis roles and it wouldn’t make a difference because acting is acting, but we’re not anywhere close to that – cis actors are getting all the jobs and trans actors aren’t even given a shot in trans roles.

    The starting point is giving trans roles to trans actors, and the more pressure put on the industry the sooner we’ll be there.

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