Scarlett Johansson: the ‘ScarJo’ nickname is ‘tacky, lazy, flippant & insulting’

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Everything is coming up Scarlett these days. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a HUGE hit, and Scarlett’s counter-programming film Under the Skin sold out in it’s small, limited release. So… no one really cared that much about Scarlett’s many controversies at the end of the day. Anyway, Scarlett covers the May issues of Vanity Fair and Glamour. The VF excerpt thus far is pretty dull- it’s basically about how hot she is and Scarlett isn’t even quoted. The Glamour excerpts are more interesting – she has some thoughts about her “ScarJo” nickname and living in Paris with her baby-daddy Romain.

The “ScarJo” nickname: “I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant… There’s something insulting about it.”

She hates being asked about her sexiness: “Actresses get stupid questions asked of them all the time, like, ‘How do you stay sexy?’ or ‘What’s your sexiest quality?’ All these ridiculous things you would never ask a man.”

Transitioning into adult acting: “When I made Lost in Translation, I was 17. Now I’m 29… That’s a normal side effect of being a young actor. You’re captured in a certain time of your life, and it’s hard for people to move past that.”

She loves Paris: “The nice thing about being in Paris is that you know everybody is looking at what you are wearing. You have an audience, you know?”

[From Glamour via The Mail]

ScarJo (YES I SAID IT) also bitched about her nickname back in 2011 when she said the nickname was “It’s a laziness. People can’t actually say the whole name? It’s just bizarre.” Speaking as a gossip blogger, I can definitively say that yes, it is laziness. I’m not doing it to be tacky, I just can’t be bothered to write out “Scarlett” or “Johansson” every single time. Thus, I love a good nickname: ScarJo, Swifty, Angie, the Cracken, and Scarfy. As for the stuff about how she’s tired of being asked about her sexiness… lord. Someone needs to put ScarJo in touch with Rob Lowe so they can co-host a telethon to offer support to all of the beautiful, sexy people cursed by their beauty and sexiness.


Photos courtesy of Glamour via FSR & Vanity Fair.

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  1. Amelia says:

    Oh for goodness sake.
    Usually I consider myself something of a SCARJO apologist, but get over yourself, dear.

    • Crank says:

      Yep. I have to say these lasted years have been the FIRST time I’ve actually liked Scarlett though. Like I no longer think of ‘porn star’ ‘sex kitten’ when I see her on screen. She was decent in Avengers, great in Captain America, Excellent in Her (she really should have gotten recognition for that voice) and I really really want to see Lucy and Under the Skin. 5 years ago I would have rolled my eyes at her, but she’s growing on me…I still say ScarJo, but I admit that that’s a porn/stripper name in my mind lol.

      But yes, she could still not act so ‘sexy pose girl’ if she wants to not be looked at as sexy so much

      • FLORC says:

        She got a lot of praise as the voice of Samantha in Her. As much as a voice should get an d a bit more imo.
        Everything else i’m 100% on board with your thoughts. She pushes this image and then is upset she’s known for it. Pity the poor, rich, celebs. It’s not their fault they augement their bodies to be more attractive and get paid for their looks.

        And yea… I type ScarJo, but I don’t say it in person. It’s the same as LOL of AFK.

    • LadyMTL says:

      LOL, ITA. It’s like “Oh dammit all, I’m a sexy, talented actress with a nickname? Nooooo!” Calm down ScarJo, it’s not an insult to have a nickname.

    • LadyJane says:

      She is also an idiot for pointing out that she did Lost In Translation when she was 17… and has yet to do anything of comparable quality since.

    • Meredith says:

      Precisely, get over yourself, ScarJo. You have a part in a mega-franchise that will make you rich for life, you have successfully transitioned from child actor to adult star and you have a relatively serious career in spite of your willingness to show the boobs all the time. Shut up already. It’s ironic that she complains people harass her for being sexy when she has a low cut outfit on the cover. Not to rag on her for having a low cut outfit but I think it’s insincere for her to do that and then complain she is asked questions about her “sexy” factor.

    • bluhare says:

      When I was called by a nickname I didn’t like, I asked people not to. I don’t know why she needs to get over herself.

    • Jh says:

      Exactly. And that Glamour cover is horrible. What the what?!?

  2. Tracy says:

    Scarjo sounds like a real bitch.

  3. blue marie says:

    She continuously annoys me, but I really want to see Lucy so I’m going to have to quit clicking on her stories so she doesn’t turn me completely off her.

    They should have put an old photo of Snowden on the cover, cause that’s the only reason I’ll be reading VF.

  4. yogapants says:

    She might not be asked about her sexiness so much if she tried closing her mouth for her magazine cover shots.

    • evasmom says:

      Lol – too funny. I love it. You are right.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, she’s obviously trying so hard to get you to look at her inner self in those pictures. Hypocrite.

    • Algernon says:

      The open mouth thing comes from the direction of the photographer. A lot of them prefer it because an open mouth is considered a more “active” pose than closed mouth. It’s as if the subject is about to say something. Unfortunately, since *everyone* does it, it’s just become a cliche and looks dumb. But I can’t get mad at actresses who pose open-mouthed because they are being told to do it.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        They could always just say “No way, can you suggest something else please?’

      • Rice says:

        Doesn’t excuse the fact that she has the same look over and over.

      • mercy says:

        I haven’t heard her complaining about photographers asking her to do stupid poses. Would RDjr or any of the Avengers guys be directed to pose open mouthed all the time?

      • ichsi says:

        I don’t mind the open-mouth pose either. She did play The Girl With A Pearl Earring after all, and the painting pretty much shows how long and why people thought this is attractive.

        I also don’t get the hate for her criticising the media for focussing on her sexiness. Yeah, her Avengers colleagues get asked body image questions too, but it’s not the ONLY question. They get the questions about their characters and their development too, while The Black Widow CONSTANTLY is reduced to her black catsuit or her romantic interest in one of the guys. Even now in so many Cap2 reviews, even if she abundantly made clear that there is more to the character than her pretty face.

        So she is trying to build a career on more than her looks and I think she’s doing a fine job so far. Is it prissy not to want to carry on a name created by the gossip mags which mainly focus on said, distinctive looks? A little. But it’s totally in lieu with what she’s trying to achieve at the moment.

        So no, I don’t take any offence at those quotes. The Woody Allen stuff on the other hand…

  5. BendyWindy says:

    I’m not going to shade her for her comments on sex questions. She didn’t say, “it’s so hard being sexy and no one understands.” She made a legitimate observation that actresses are asked asinine questions about their looks while most actors are asked about the work.

  6. PunkyMomma says:

    Her comment on why she loves Paris says it all. Play to your audience, Scarjo. Play on.

  7. Dani2 says:

    “Lazy and flippant” wow, this chick takes herself way too seriously.

  8. Cherry says:

    That is all.

  9. T.fanty says:

    Wow, they caught her on a bad day.

    Although I rather presume that modeling a jumpsuit made out of tin foil is lesson #1 in Not Being Sexy. Duly noted, ScarJo.

  10. Wren33 says:

    It takes a lot of effort to be annoyed by a harmless nickname like ScarJo. I can’t possibly see anything insulting about it.

  11. Sixer says:

    Yeah. She should make her own personal Toubon Law now she’s in France. All documentation to have her full and proper name. And woe betide you nasty bloggers who try to demean her in this way lest you fall foul of it. Yeah. Power to the silly people. A nickname can never be an honorific. And the sooner you fools realise that, the better.

  12. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I can’t stand Scarjo, so I didn’t call Scarjo Scarjo. I thought Scarjo sounded like an affectionate nickname. But now that I know Scarjo doesn’t like being called Scarjo, I’ll never call Scarjo anything but Scarjo.

  13. Barrett says:

    Boo hoo. I feel so sorry for you as I head off to my grueling job.

  14. Greata says:

    So Scarjo….are you saying that you are an intellectual poseur who just happens to be beautiful, disrespected, and misunderstood…who continues to agree to/prostitute yourself on magazine covers on which you pout the life out of your pursed lips?

  15. Illyra says:

    “Actresses get stupid questions asked of them all the time, like, ‘How do you stay sexy?’ or ‘What’s your sexiest quality?’ All these ridiculous things you would never ask a man.”

    LOL, I agree with her on that. Those ARE stupid questions.

    • Tapioca says:

      Actresses who build their careers on their looks get asked those questions. The same way a Matthew McConaughey or Chris Evans is constantly asked about how they stay in shape when they reduce themselves down to a shirtless scene.

      In any case, ScarJo should maybe thank her lucky stars that you can build a career on the fullness of your lips and bosom, rather than being judged on talent alone!

    • mercy says:

      They are stupid questions, but calling them stupid doesn’t make her smart, they’re not only asked of women, and they’re asked of her for a reason. Nothing wrong with actors playing the sexy card, but if they’re going to go that route they would do well to develop a sense of humour and grace about it.

  16. Rhea says:

    Meh. That nickname is part of her brand. At the beginning—when Scarjo, Alba, Biel and the likes starting to switched from TV to movie scene, it helps people to remember which blonde hot chick she was. What’s the point now complaining about it again and again? Smh.

  17. Dame Snarkweek says:

    DumBo? There. All better now.

  18. minime says:

    “I associate that name with, like, pop stars.”

    Wow! This girl really knows how to acknowledge her fans (the ones who actually pay for her over-rated acting skills) and an entire entertainment business section ahahah Because you know that she is way over any pop star, she is a serious artist and her open mouth-sexy-photoshoot needs to be respected!

  19. Jegede says:

    She’s so damn pretentious, and full of it.

    Reminds me of when she sued that French novelist for daring to mention her in his novel when other artists let it go ( and yes people call Daniel Day Lewis DDL ain’t that serious)

    And next time she talks about interviews focusing on her sexuality, someone remind her of these latest covers and her accepting Esquire’s title

  20. Jayna says:

    I think it is insulting. She’s an actress. She’s never tried to be anything other like Gwyneth aka Goopy does. Yet that name for her is used for her all over the place, not just here or there on a few gossip sites. I think it’s the degree to which it took hold and is used is her beef.

    And, yes, actresses get asked stupid questions like that all the time and I like that she can’t be bothered. It’s like you answer it one time and let it go and then every interview becomes that. Most of the boring actresses we have today love to talk about superficial stuff all the time compared to great interviews by men who don’t get asked as much fluff and get asked about their work and roles.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      How is it insulting? It’s a nickname. People give nicknames as a sign of affection, or a sign that you’re famous enough that people will know who you are when the nickname is used. She should be grateful, but she’s so full of herself she thinks everyone should use her full name. Every time she opens her mouth, something stupid, insensitive, uniformed or cruel comes out. I can think of a lot worse things to call her, frankly.

    • Diana says:

      Also, she tried to be a singer a while ago. She didn’t succeed but she did tried.

  21. tifzlan says:

    I think ScarJo is tacky, lazy, flippant and insulting but you don’t hear me crying about it on every magazine cover.

  22. allons-y alonso says:

    Calm your farm, ScarJo…sheesh!

  23. Eva says:

    She should try having my nickname, I had to be on special milk when I was born, a side effect was green smelly poo hence my nickname,Evie poo, which has followed me for 37 years, she needs to shut it, she’s got a cool nickname compared to what it could have been, I’m sure her friends don’t call her it so it’s not like she has to hear it often, it’s mostly written about. Get over it.

  24. amanda says:

    The “ScarJo” nickname: “I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant… There’s something insulting about it.”

    Thats funny, because there are a few people who to them, you SOUND tacky, lazy flippant and insulting…

    She hates being asked about her sexiness…as I read that, I could see nothing of the picture of her magazine cover but her giant breasts and cleavage…so if you don’t like being asked about it…cover it up for once…? You want non-sexy roles? Prove to people you’re more than boobs with lips to match…

    I am excited to see Lucy, actually, but I have to say I was less than enthused at her line delivery in the trailer. Sometimes her lines just fall so flat. I’m unsure if it’s her voice or the way her face moves when she talks…but I’m interested to see how she does in Lucy…then again, the characters SHE chose to play spreads her legs in the trailer (albeit to get away from her captors), but still…

  25. epiphany says:

    Nicknames are given to famous people; anytime she wants to crawl back under that rock from whence she came we’ll stop calling her Scarjo – or anything else. I can’t stand her, so that couldn’t happen soon enough for me. Never understood the hype over this girl, and frankly, she comes off like a nasty witch.
    And it sounds like someone has that “word of the day” toilet paper. “Flippant” nickname, huh?

  26. Tiffany27 says:

    Has she always been so crotchety?

  27. nicole says:

    I rolled my eyes at her comments about her nickname at first as well.

    And then I remembered my own reaction to my nickname. For some reason, in adulthood, my friends took my last name, shortened it and added a y to it. The result is juvenile and ridiculous. Every single time I’m called it in public I cringe. I’m a 31 year old woman. I hate it with an irrational passion. I’ve asked them to stop but it’s habit for them.

    So I get it. I wouldn’t describe it like she did but I get it.

    • Tig says:

      I can sympathize a bit too- I have a name that lends itself to “shortening”, and I didn’t like it either when folks tried to do it. And, it would be insulting if she walked into an interview and the person said ” whaddup Scar Jo?”. Face it, the trend of nicknames came about bec it’s too hard/takes too long to tweet someone’s real name-and social media drives that train. So allow her to vent-she should be over it about now.

    • V says:

      My family constantly calls me Vicky and I too hate it with an irrational passion, so I sympathize with Scarlett.

  28. CaribbeanLaura says:

    People call me LMo a combo of my first name and last name just like hers and I love it. Maybe because i’m gauche and peasant-y. She is very much into her image as a faux intellectual isn’t she.

    • Esmom says:

      I think it can be a sign of affection for sure. My kids’ middle school principal has earned an unofficial nickname like that, his first initial and part of his last name, and I think it shows how much the kids like him. And he goes along with it. Why not?

  29. eliza says:

    Every time I start to dislike her less, she pipes up and I dislike her all over again.

    Please, SCARJO, get over yourself. You don’t see other big names bitching and moaning about a nickname. Good grief, talk about picking the wrong battles to fight.

  30. Helvetica says:

    Not that great of an interview because it looks like they asked her stupid questions, which is exactly the point she was getting at. yeah, maybe she overreacted about “Scarjo” but the rest is spot on. Men don’t get asked how they stay so sexy.

    She looks amazing on that cover.

    For some reason I thought she was 27 or so.

    • Side-Eye says:

      “Men don’t get asked how they stay sexy”?

      I am so sick and tired of this idea bandied out, because it’s just so blatantly untrue even among her Avengers co-stars alone. Have you seen any of the interviews Hemsworth and Evans did, for their little press circuit? They’ve been asked about how they stay in shape multiple times, and so have men like Henry Cavill, The Rock, and Mathew Machoneughay. When a part requires a certain physique most actors, male or female, have to deal with this line of questioning and it’s silly and tiring to see people act like only women get sexually objectified, especially on a site where it seems like every other article is a “Would you hit it”? post in regards to some guy. Most of the actors I listed were people with sub-par acting talent anyway, otherwise they’d probably getting meatier questions because there’s more to work on acting-wise, and I have to say I think Scarlett Johansson is one of those sub-par people personally with her poor delivery and blank eyes.

      And if the girl wants people to take her more seriously, maybe she should try and refine her craft, stop making these open mouth, open-shirt poses for magazines and posing like the sex kitten she denies she is, stop applying for these roles that set her up as such, and shut it down for a second. I’d take her a little more seriously(I mean cutting out the fact that her Woody Allen comments were tacky and disgusting) if, like say, Chris Evans she showed an effort in involving herself in roles that didn’t set her up as this sexy eye-candy, with smaller roles that maybe nobody would see, but showed that she can expand her range a little. It just screams like a bunch of hollering with nothing being done about it.

  31. Tiffany says:

    Well they way you feel about your nickname is the way I describe you, ScarJo.

    There have been stories going around for years that she is extremely catty towards women. It makes me wonder what really went down between her and Coppola, another source of pretension.

    It never occured to my how someone with nothing to offer but their looks, can have such a high opinion. I bet every guy she ever dated told her she was soooo smart….while staring at her chest.

  32. SamiHami says:

    Something tells me that eventually she’s going to be very sad that no one is talking about her at all.

  33. mytbean says:

    Well – she’s been submerged in the spotlight long enough to get the typical Hollywood brain damage.

    Don’t pose on the cover of VF with your bewbs spilled into our faces and you won’t be immediately associated with your sexuality.

    And Scarjo is getting so much press that she can now be picky about how they address her… Jeez – be thankful that they are talking about you at all!

  34. lucy2 says:

    Nicknames? Oh Scarlett, there are more important things to get upset about. Like the Woody Allen situation?

    I actually like her as an actress, but goodness, she does not do herself many favors in interviews.

  35. Kiddo says:

    I’m desperately trying not to bring the snark, kumbaya, and all that, it lasted less than a day but….I just can’t. Do you think her Google Alerts are predominately driven by ‘Scarjo’ ? Is she pissed about ‘Miss Scarlett’ or how about ‘State of the Art Bombshell’?

    I think the questions asked of actresses can be stupid, but I also think the answers can be equally stupid, in addition to some of the stupid crusades that actresses align themselves with, of their own volition.

    Are they contractually obligated to do magazine work/interviews for movies? Do they have any say in clothing for photo-shoots?

    • Kellie says:

      About the last paragraph: Sometimes, but she’s famous enough that she could exclude it from her contract. And same with the clothing, if she was just starting out in Hollywood she would have to wear pretty much whatever they told her to, but I’m sure by now she has a say in what her photo shoots are.

  36. Tx says:

    Girl, get over yourself. That’s the point of most nicknames- to shorten your name. Seriously let it go.

  37. poppy says:

    you don’t hear kfc complaining. they embraced it and own it. they rebranded as such ffs. when the lazy public pays your bills a little humility, please.

    she must have hated the glowing new yorker article about her that talked incessantly about how she can act -sexy. that even in a film where you aren’t expecting sexy (we bought a zoo), bam! there she is -being sexy.

    although she is right, men are not asked the sexy questions a fraction of what women are, she’s no einstein if she expects a magazine that touts sexy swimsuits for all shapes on the cover and is titled glamour to not ask how she stays sexy.

    and as one astute commenter above said “put the bewbs away”

  38. Lou says:

    I still love her. I’m sorry, but I do.


  39. db says:

    I love her as an actress, she’s just so talented, it’s a joy to watch. How often can you say that about someone? But I keep hearing that she’s “one of those” offscreen — not to be addressed directly, don’t look at her, etc. Apparently she’ll only converse with people above the line, WAY above the line LOL

    • mercy says:

      I tried to like her for a long time after Lost in Translation but her acting seems stuck in one gear, despite some choice and varied roles over the years. She has stood out like a sore thumb in many a good film. Her latest round are no exception, though I’ve never seen the comic book movies or Lucy yet. Maybe that’s her niche. I don’t believe she would be where she is without exploiting the sexy image she often complains about, along with a lot of luck and an aggressive ‘me me me’ attitude that sometimes rears it’s ugly head in her interviews. But the comment about her nickname is about the least offensive ‘controversial’ remark she’s made this year.

      • Isadora says:

        I think she was really good in Girl with a Pearl Earring, rather understated compared to her sexier roles. So she’s a good actress, I’ll give her that.

        But interviews like the one in VF don’t make her very likeable.

      • Lubyanka says:

        Nope. She’s terrible in the Marvel films. Flat, unengaging, and she can’t sell a fight scene to save her life. Easily the weakest link of the MCU. She looks the same in Lucy, though the 10% of the brain nonsense in the trailer manages to bug me almost as bad as she does.

  40. MaryJane says:

    Bitch have a seat, tone down the delusion of grandeur and control your mouth diarrhoea!

  41. Melibea4ever says:

    So basically she hates being asked about her sexiness but at the same time loves Paris cause everybody is looking at her..what a contradiction!!

  42. Angie says:

    Under the Skin is sold out? I guess that many people want to see a completely naked SCARJO.

  43. shellybean says:

    I don’t think the nickname is insulting, but I do think it’s lazy. I agree with her there. I hate all of the shortened names bestowed on these celebrities and refuse to use them. Just reminds me of lazy text-messaging culture, where no one can use full words anymore, and everything is an acronym.

  44. aquarius64 says:

    I can get the complaint about the sexiness; some reporters do ask the most stupid questions. During the Avengers pressers, Johansson has been asked if she wears underwear under the Black Widow catsuit. No one asked Chris Evans if he wore draws when he put on the Captain America outfit. Having said that, “ScarJo” has used her bustline to get magazine covers as well as get roles. The nickname is the brand name that helps keep her in the news, so she shouldn’t complain.

  45. Dame Snarkweek says:

    If she keeps this up she’ll be auditioning for roles on Lifetime, screaming “what do you mean I don’t get a callback? I’m ScarJo…ScarJo!”

  46. mj says:

    I guess I’m in the minority opinion here, but I actually abhor these nicknames. I use them kinda like making fun of people who seriously refer to people with the whole attach-first-letter-or-syllable to the last name/first syllable of surname thing. And honestly, yeah, she’s posing all sexy and what not, but she’s playing in the industry–she has the right to call out journalists and reporters who ask her questions about being sexy but would never do that to a man. It’s kinda like Cate Blanchett’s calling out that camera guy on the red carpet, and I don’t care if Scarlett’s image is “sexier” than Cate’s or if you think she’s less talented–the entire industry deserves to be called out for putting women in these boxes, and for making it the crux of their careers.

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      I also abhor these nicknames. I actually think they are infantile, all of them, ScarJo, J-Lo, Brangelina, Bennifer, and such. I don’t like Scarjo because it always makes me think of “scars” or “scary”. And it’s Scarlett’s right to say she doesn’t like it.

    • LL2 says:


      You said it, “she’s playing in the industry”. Yes, there is a lot of sexism in the industry but at the end of the day, its her choice to play along. You don’t see strong, intelligent women like Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts or Natalie Portman playing that game. My point is, she can’t control other’s sexist behavior but she can control how she responds to it and she doesn’t have to play the sex kitten role if she doesn’t want to. Many women have been successful in Hollywood without resorting to that, not just now but in previous decades when the sexism was a lot worse.

  47. Jaded says:

    You know what Scarjo? Nobody asks Meryl Streep or Tilda Swinton or any number of other well-known actresses how they stay sexy or what’s their secret to being sexy or whatever. You know why Scarjo??? Because they don’t stick their bewbs (love that) out in every photo op, they don’t wear skin tight dresses cut down to the navel. They don’t appear in vacant-eyed, mouth open, sexually provocative poses on magazine covers. You’re no Rhodes Scholar acting-wise so put up and shut up.

    • Side-Eye says:

      THANK. YOU. Girl, needs to play her position and shut the hell up, I’ve been saying this in all the tacky interviews she’s had recently.

    • lunchcoma says:

      To the extent I can sympathize at all, I think it’s possible that she’s typecast and isn’t being offered the kind of roles that would allow her to dramatically downplay her sexuality. But then maybe it’s time to do a super-indie with a newer director. She has been showing her acting chops in small movies lately, but they’ve all been ones that showcase her sexuality.

      • LL2 says:

        Typecasting is a possibility but she can still choose to turn down those roles. And I don’t completely buy the idea that she doesn’t want people to focus on her physical appearance. She even states in this interview that she likes Paris because people are looking at what she is wearing and she “has an audience”. Maybe reporters can sense that she is obviously into her appearance and therefore focus on that. Scarlett’s biggest issue is that she seems to be in denial about the image she presents to the world.

  48. Marianne says:

    I use ScarJo a lot too. Its a lot easier to type out if you spend a lot of time on blogs/message boards.

    But she does have a point of about being asked “sexy” questions. And I dont see it as her bragging about how it’s so hard to be hot. It’s more of a sexism thing. I’ve seen press for Avengers (for example) where RDJ (see how lazy I am?) gets asked really interesting questions and then Scarjo gets questions like “So how do you fit in your suit”. It must get tired.

  49. Danielle says:

    I think she’s hot but she is so annoying.

  50. roxy750 says:

    Ok so she doesn’t like all this attention and all the nicknames but she puts herself on covers of magazines and poses fishlips? She wears skin tight clothing for roles in movies and poses seductively in magainzes!! But she can’t stand the whole sexiness things too??? Major Bitc$!!! Get over yourself. Ya your a good actress, you didn’t save the whales?? You pretend for a living. Honestly these women are so full of themselves

  51. Miss M says:

    Based on this interview, The ScarJo nickname just reflects herself: “It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant… There’s something insulting about it.”” She is b*tchy on this one. Pregnancy hormones?!

  52. truthful says:

    She is making it realllllllllllllllllllllllllllll hard for me to continue to like her…
    I guess I can like her for her “craft” and dislike her as a person, due to her senseless complaining in interviews.

  53. K.B. says:

    I can’t stand the stupid trend of combining first & last names and/or the first names of a couple, but it’s never going to die because everyone else thinks it’s cute. I can’t wait until her kid pops out and she pulls a 180. I am interested to see if she sells her baby’s photos, and I can’t wait to hear the ridiculous name she gives her kid.

  54. lunchcoma says:

    Ugh. It’s one thing to not like a nickname and to say so. She doesn’t need to make it into a personal insult, especially since it’s not meant as such.

  55. Jenna says:

    “It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant… There’s something insulting about it.”

    That’s pretty much how I feel about scarjo.

  56. Vl says:

    Funny, those exact words come to mind upon hearing that Ms Johansson has been cast in a movie I would have wanted to see.
    Or when Ms Johansson gives her thoughts on politics, come to think of it those words pretty much sum up Ms Johansson.

  57. Ginger says:

    Ungrateful much? I think most actresses that aren’t as famous as she is would kill to be in her position. And most women don’t mind being thought of as “sexy”. I appreciate that my husband still thinks I am. So, get over yourself ScarJo. :)

  58. Intro Outro says:

    I really am looking forward to Under the Skin. Lucy? No. Way too many Fifth Element/Dark Knight deja vus for my taste, judging by the trailer. Will Morgan Freeman ever get tired of playing *that* archetypal character? Also it looks to me like Besson needs an updated Mila for the new generation ;P

  59. raya says:

    She sounds like one of the versions of a “typical New Yorker.”

  60. Little M says:

    I think she has spent too much time with Woody Allen or is delusional about her career.

    Really, how can she complain about being asked about her sexiness and then remark that in France she goes out and has an audience? Who goes out on the street looking for an audience to admire your wardrobe choices?

    Everyday I like her less and less.

  61. Eva says:

    For someone who says she doesn’t want to be seen as sexy, she sure does wear very low cut, breast revealing dresses on the cover of magazines!

  62. Miss M says:

    I bet her google alert is going off a lot : Scarjo this, Scarjo that…

  63. HoustonGrl says:

    I thought I couldn’t possibly dislike her any more after those pro-woody comments. But somehow, she has sunk lower!

  64. allheavens says:

    Well, they could have named her “DumbHo” but they were being kind. And no, I am not taking it back.

    Celebrities in general need to take a reality pill.

    • bettyrose says:

      Yeah, I don’t really get why lesson one in Celeb training school isn’t “having a g-d sense of humor about yourself.” If the press was calling her boobs mcbooberson, she’d be justified in being mildly offended, but having her name abbreviated into a cute nickname? Wait, can I see a show of hands here of people who are never referred to by a cuter, shorter version of their given name?

  65. silly you says:

    “tacky, lazy, flippant and insulting”

    she just described herself

  66. bettyrose says:

    I like her. I even liked her way back in the Horse Whisperer (which I only saw because I read the book in a moment of boredom and then felt compelled to watch the movie). I find her charming. She has an adorable face atop some of the most smokin’ curves ever. I already said on another thread that I didn’t care for CapAm, but I was outraged that I didn’t see her cleavage once. I mean, as a feminist I applaud the lack of objectification, but as a red-blooded adult, I was irritated that the movie lacked all sexuality, even with the male actors (who I didn’t find especially hot, anyway, but geezus couldn’t someone have showed something in that movie??)

  67. JENNB says:

    Get over yourself, Honey! In ten years you’ll be a broke ass has been writing checks to that French “journalist”.

  68. Amy says:

    Well I can understand her not being jazzed by the nickname ScarJo. It’s not really a great nickname nor does it sound really clever. Scarlett is a very pretty name (well at least I like it) and to have it shortened it to scar brings not so pretty images to mind (unless some people consider scars pretty? But I don’t consider mine pretty, they all bring to mind painful injuries!). ScarJo reminds me of the two first names people in the south used to be so fond of–Norma Jean, Mary Lou, etc. Names I don’t really like either.

  69. Dee says:

    I don’t mind her bitchiness, everyone is allowed. I hated my nickname growing up but everyone was determined to use it. That said, ScarJo got super lucky because woman can not act. When she’s trying to act to tough, she does this slack emotionless face and toneless voice that is beyond irritating. She give the same “face” in every movie. Seriously. That is the most frustrating thing about her. I still think she was miscast as Blank Widow (this is a misspelling I stand by).

    She’s actually better in romances and dramas, which is weird to say for someone who has the emotional range of an Idaho potato, but….wow, I just can’t. The worst part is that due to her role as Black Window she’s now being cast in a lot more action roles. Girl’s trying to be the next Angie. Thou I suppose, her body is more believable for action.

  70. Kosmos says:

    Sorry, this woman has never been on my Best Liked list of female stars, probably because I don’t find much to like about her….sadly. I have to agree, though, that the nickname ScarJo sounds like some kind of character name given in an old Rambo film, a kind of rough and tough, slasher kind of name….I wouldn’t like it either. I’m sick of seeing her breasts thrown in our faces, too, but since her hips and body are nothing to rave about, I guess she is using her best asset to woo us over, which isn’t working because– have we really ever warmed up to her personality?