Scarlett Johansson: I Loathe the Nickname "ScarJo"

The We Bought a Zoo actress dishes on whether she'll ever remarry -- and why she can't stand her nickname

Fans and the media might like to call Scarlett Johansson "ScarJo" (it fits in a headline so much easier than her full name, after all), but that doesn't mean she has to like it.

"Oh, it's awful," the 27-year-old We Bought A Zoo star tells USA Today of her not-so-beloved nickname. "It's a laziness. People can't actually say the whole name? It's just bizarre."

She notes that Cate Blanchett doesn't have any such nickname. "(Cate Blanchett) is not, like, 'CaBla' ... Why is that?" she asks. "Why do I have to get stuck?"

Clearly Johansson hasn't been keeping an eye out for K-Stew, R-Pattz, J-Biebs, DanRad, J.Lo, LiLo and the rest of the "abbrevs" bunch. That probably has something to do with the fact that she's not the biggest fan of the tabloids, especially after all the attention they've paid her this year.

Johansson first found herself in the tabloid crosshairs for her divorce with Ryan Reynolds, then her short-lived relationship with Sean Penn, and rumored flings with Kieran Culkin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Justin Bartha. And let's not forget those nude photos -- meant for then-hubby Ryan Reynolds but stolen by a hacker -- that leaked online in October.

It's hard to fault the Golden Globe-nominated actress for being a bit peeved by the whole situation. But she tries not to let it get her down.

"The hardest part is actually going through whatever hardship you're facing. Going through it in public is the added unfortunate thing," she says. "It's just nice to have kind of a blinder up in that regard. It helps keep you sane. I can't follow all that stuff. It's too exhausting."

Something that might add to the tabloid fire? Johansson says she isn't taking a future marriage off the table, unlike her former hubby.

"I have no idea (if I'll ever remarry). I don't X things off. I don't know. Life is long," she says.

And, while Johansson would live to have a family when she's a bit older, she's perfectly content to be an in-demand actress at the moment. "It's been nice to just focus on (work) and to focus on myself," she admits. "There's something quite refreshing about it."

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