Recently Scarlett not-so-gracefully bowed out of an upcoming project as a trans character following significant backlash that the role wasn’t given to a trans actor.
At first the star dug in her heels and refused to give up the role but in time, the pressure got so intense that she relinquished the role.
She addressed was she called the ‘political correctness’ in casting without directly mentioning her controversial casting in Rub & Tug.
‘You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job,’ she said point blank.
She continued: ‘I feel like it’s a trend in my business and it needs to happen for various social reasons, yet there are times it does get uncomfortable when it affects the art because I feel art should be free of restrictions.’