Scarlett Johansson is the highest female earner and it is for the second year in a row, according to Forbes. Her combined profit is $314.6 million from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019.
Scarlett Johansson’s profit
Popular for playing Black Widow made $56 million including the eight-figure check she received for the upcoming origin story for the character. Also, she made $35 million from the 2.8 billion-grossing Avengers: Endgame. It is a big payout but the credit for this profit goes to doing what she shouldn’t.
Scarlett Johansson said that she played the roles she was offered. She further maintained that her job is to essay the characters that could be of a person, animal or tree. And she didn’t mind whether her roles go contrary to what audience want to see her doing. But she denied any attempt to attract controversies.
Scarlett Johansson came under fire for doing the role of a trans-man Dante “Text” Gill in a feature called Rub & Tug. It’s a true life-story of Dante who was accused of running a prostitution racket in a massage parlor in Pittsburgh in late 1970s and 80s. The critics threw questions of a cisgender doing the role of a trans-man.
Johansson said that she had great admiration and love for the trans community and that she was happy with the Hollywood discussing inclusion of transgender actors in Hollywood.
Scarlett Johansson courted second controversy just a year after the Dante incident. She was seen playing a role done by
a Japanese in the original manga series. It was Ghost in the Shell.
What Scarlett Johansson can do for trans community?
Scarlett Johansson is thinking of uplifting the community she portrays on the screen. Also, she wants the film industry to let trans community portray their roles instead of the industry approaching cisgender actors to do trans community.