Please Stop Calling Me ScarJo, Says ScarJo

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With Under the Skin  and Captain America: The Winter Soldier out and Lucy and Chef on the way, Scarlett Johansson’s doing her share of media time. We got the creepy New Yorker article, then another weird one courtesy of Vogue. Now, thanks to a chat with Glamour, we learn that “ScarJo” is not the preferred nomenclature. “I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant. And there’s something kind of violent about it. There’s something insulting about it.” Makes sense, mostly, but … violent?

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