Scarlett Johansson calls ScarJo nickname ‘tacky,’ ‘insulting’

Scarlett Johansson, pictured in March 2014. Anthony Harvey / Getty Images

TORONTO — Her name is Scarlett Johansson, not ScarJo.

The actress called the nickname “tacky” in an interview for the May issue of Glamour.

“It’s lazy and flippant… There’s something insulting about it,” said Johansson.

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

Johansson would also like people to stop bringing up Lost In Translation when they mention her name.

“I was 17. Now I’m 29,” she said. “It’s hard for people to move past that.”

Johansson isn’t fond of reporters who ask questions about her body instead of her body of work.

“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.”

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Johansson, who was briefly married to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, remains a box office draw.

She appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which took the top spot at the box office with a $96.2 million opening (the movie has made more than $300 million worldwide).

Johansson’s film Under The Skin opened in four theatres on the weekend, earning an average of $35,000 per screen — more than any other new release, including The Winter Soldier.

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