What Scarlett Johansson's Missing in the Representation Debate - Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Trevor unpacks Scarlett Johansson’s recent controversial comments about being allowed to “play any person, or any tree.”

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  • Shadriel V

    Shadriel V

     3 days ago

    I love these 'between the scenes' shots - they really showcase the deepthinking brilliance of Trevor's mind. These shots make me consider views and angles of a topic I otherwise would not have, giving me that moment where I finally get why something is an issue. I have a differently wired brain and it's often hard for me to understand what or why a particular issue is an issue at all, so I really appreciate these insights.

  • TurnThat MusicUP

    TurnThat MusicUP

     3 days ago

    Yeah . But black elba can play 007 whos white character . Thats ok for trevor .

  • Commander Bluntz

    Commander Bluntz

     5 days ago

    I cant agree with this, actors sole purpose is to occupy the skin of another person or character, stop with whining. She was picked for a role, the stuidos and agents should start thinking out the box then instead of coming at the actor. That's their job.



     7 days ago

    She could play a tree and a japanese woman, its just not very convincing.....right?

  • mathabi.m


     7 days ago

    yea let's get to know more people in the world. we can't always see it in a white person's perspective... i'm gonna marry you trev 😂💀

  • Veronica Vale

    Veronica Vale

     7 days ago

    It is very distracting to have the camera man in the background. This did not happen previously!

  • TheEmmaporium


     7 days ago

    I've seen people saying that "well Japanese people didn't think Scarlett Johansson's role was problematic," but that is also missing the point. It's not that Japanese people in general take issue with it, it's that Japanese AMERICANS do. For people who live in Japan, they see themselves represented all the time, so who cares if a white lady wants to play a robot? For Asian Americans, seeing a genuine depiction of someone who they can relate to on a cultural level is so rare, and it just makes sense for Asian actors to play Asian roles.

  • Libby Yee

    Libby Yee

     7 days ago

    ok no shade to Trevor I love the show but i agree with Scarlett. i think that with all political correctness aside, it would be so great if anyone could play any character. not just white people playing other races but other races playing white people or black or whatever the heck they want. everyone is viewing this from a political point thinking it’s wrong because white people cant be black people or whatever. who cares can’t we just be positive and happy and let people have freedom ??

  • Esra Siteketa

    Esra Siteketa

     14 days ago

    Trevor for president!!

  • Ankur Singh

    Ankur Singh

     14 days ago

    I don't fully agree with this.

  • danielrusa1


     14 days ago

    It’s her career. Will ghost of a shell be made of it didn’t have a huge movie star as the lead....maybe not maybe yes. Were there asian people in the movie being portrayed in nuanced ways...I think so. Did those asian actors get work because a MOVIE STAR(that’s what she is, she’s white but she’s a bonafide movie star that has a proven track record of ticket sales) agreed to do a movie? Did those asian actors possibly get more opportunities because a bonafide movie star was leading in this film? That’s the other side of the argument that must be taken into consideration.

  • Margo King

    Margo King

     14 days ago

    Trevor Noah you are my hero! I love not only that you speak your mind but that your mind works in a kind way that doesn’t judge others but instead sees both sides of the issues, speaks reason, gives constructive feedback, and opens hearts and minds to positive communication, and while doing so you are flipping hilarious too!

  • Bearing My Seoul

    Bearing My Seoul

     14 days ago

    I realized how powerful images are when I saw a white guy in a tan trench coat put on a pair of black leather gloves and my heart jumped! If you grew up watching 80's American movies, that's the uniform of an assassin!!!! My brain was waiting for him to pull out a gun with a silencer. LOL All I could do was shake my head.

  • Krisho Norton

    Krisho Norton

     14 days ago +2

    Amm could you do only between the scenes .. lol

  • kaziabir1


     21 days ago

    SJ is hot

  • Jaxson Burke

    Jaxson Burke

     21 days ago

    Once again leftists are overthinking the fuck out of a ridiculous problem. This is why we're all gonna die soon, not global warming. 🤦‍♂️

  • Neelabh Coomer

    Neelabh Coomer

     21 days ago


  • Chris Darby

    Chris Darby

     21 days ago

    I like a lot of what Trevor Noah says. But I also find him incredibly irritating.

    Perhaps he could write these thoughts down and get someone else to say them.

  • Farah Tsai

    Farah Tsai

     21 days ago

    I love between the scenes better than the scenes because Trevor includes so many issues which personal opinions that is worth to think deeply

  • clowncleaner


     21 days ago

    But it's totally okay to cast women in male roles, especially if they are white males.