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Scarlett Johansson says actors should stick to acting and stop making political statements

‘The other stuff is not my job’

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson rejected the public compulsion to seek political statements from celebrities and said that actors should stick to acting instead.

Johansson made the comments during an interview with “The Gentlewoman,” a British magazine.

“I don’t think actors have obligations to have a public role in society,” said the star of the popular Avengers superhero movie franchise.

“Some people want to, but the idea that you’re obligated to because you’re in the public eye is unfair. You didn’t choose to be a politician, you’re an actor,” she explained.

Johansson has faced her fair share of woke criticism in her career. She was accused of “whitewashing” in 2017 when she took on the lead role in “Ghost In The Shell,” a classic Japanese anime story. Later in 2018 she crossed the transgender lobby when she took the role of a transgender man in the movie, “Rub and Tug.” She initially defended her decision but eventually withdrew from that film after public outrage.