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Actors and actresses who have won major awards for stepping into characters that are nothing like them in real life and that's kind of what scarlett johansson saying in a statement where she reacted to this backlash joe appears to be dismissing the controversy in a statement tabasco by pointing to other actors such as felicity huffman jeffrey tambor and jared leto who also played transgender characters in the past jared leto that was kind of interesting that you brought that up because jared leto played a character a trans character in dallas buyers club and he won an oscar for best supporting actor and i don't remember any calling him out for this so there seems to be some selective outrage but he's this result of her earlier role in the movie ghost in the shell which also kicked up a lot of comment on social media for playing an asian character when she's obviously not asian did you see the movie no did you even know that this controversy existed know exactly right exactly so are people being outraged just for the sake of being outrageous and you wake up this morning looking for something to be outraged about you're gonna find that is this just another example of it because neil patrick harris for instance i know him as doogie howser i know i'm kind of date myself a little bit there but he was also on how i met your mother and on how i met your mother but of a womanizer thing neil patrick harris's gay so should he not play this character there's lisa in madrid erica in tokyo laura in denmark and kelly on thirty fourth street and unwilling grace eric mccormack is the liberal he's will the character is gay eric mccoy cormack is straight and you don't hear anybody saying well wait a minute why isn't why isn't someone who's gay playing that role in bob mcclay you also thought about another actor when you talk about an acclaimed performance actors really pushing themselves there's another one that came to mind for you believable performance tom hanks in philadelphia has aids patient he was not called off for that tastic non movie so chime in for us on the open mic line six zero two two hundred two seven three three is this outrage for the sake of just being outraged or is there something to these critical tweets with scarlett johansson being tapped to play a trans transgender vigil when she's not give us a call six zero two two hundred two seven three three it's our open mic line because she's getting a lot of negative feedback metal person about this here's how this.