Paramount Reportedly Tested Visual Effects To Make Scarlett Johansson Look More Asian In Ghost In The Shell! SERIOUSLY?!
Forget whitewashing, the newest Hollywood trend is apparently white-photoshopping!
Last year, Scarlett Johansson was the subject of casting controversy when it was revealed she would star in the live-action adaptation of the anime classic Ghost in the Shell.
When the first photo of the Captain America: Civil War in the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi (a Japanese woman in the manga and cartoon versions) surfaced on Thursday, critics once again blasted the studio for not choosing a racially appropriate actor for the leading role.
In response to the backlash, Paramount and DreamWorks reportedly tried to fix the ethnicity problem the only way they know how… with CGI!
ScreenCrush reports multiple independent sources close to the production told them the studio hired a visual effects team to run tests that would have changed ScarJo's appearance in post-production to "shift her ethnicity."
Meaning, they allegedly attempted to make their white lead look more Asian in the movie! WTF!?
The tests were conducted by Lola VFX, a visual effects company that aged and de-aged Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Now, the editing wizards are the industry leader in