Scarlett Johansson Updates: Scarlett Johansson, best known for her debut performance in “Ghost in the Shell,” has just reaffirmed her reputation as an Asian American representation trailblazer in Hollywood.
Johansson’s surprising performance in the film “Shang-Chi,” in which she co-starred with former stock photo model Simu Liu, won critical acclaim.
Audiences who were dubious about Marvel Studios’ first picture with a largely Asian cast strolled into theaters skeptical and left pleasantly impressed.
Wilhelmina Wellesley ’23 said, “Scarjo is extremely daring for smashing the glass and bamboo ceiling.” “It’s really inspiring to see a major film studio make such bold attempts to be culturally inclusive.”
Johansson plays Shang-mentor, Chi’s teaching him the true meaning of filial devotion and how to embrace his inner Asian in the same way she does.
Many Asian fans and critics have praised Johansson’s innovative dialogue and accurate Chinese accent, which is a result of her hard training, which included viewing 10 hours of “NiHao Kai-Lan.”
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Despite this, some viewers have questioned whether Johansson’s performance was appropriate for her skin tone.
Wesleyan Wellesley ’21 says, “I don’t see the problem here.” “She’s a talented artist.” Actors make a living by imitating others.”
Indeed, the actress has been defended for her ability to overcome her skin color and take on difficult parts.
Some fans believe that other members of the “Shang-Chi” ensemble should learn from Johansson’s determination to defy racial stereotypes in the film business, demonstrating to Marvel’s varied audience that we’re all the same on the inside.
“To tell you the truth, I don’t perceive color.” Wilhelmina asserts her authority. “I see people,” she says.
Wilhelmina expressed her excitement for a forthcoming Chinese film starring emerging wuxia legend Dylan Sprouse when asked about Liu’s performance, asking whether it was a dish or a skin disease.