Don’t Call Her Scar-Jo.

Actress Scarlett Johansson tells TotalFilm that she hates the cutesy shortening of her name.


She has a point. Read on:

“It’s laziness,” she told USA Today. “People can’t actually say the whole name? It’s just bizarre… If I hear somebody say that, I know I don’t know them at all.”

Traditionally, it has only been younger Hollywood starlets who’ve had their first and second names hyphened together, and Johansson goes on to query why “serious actors” don’t come in for the same treatment.

“So Cate Blanchett is not, like, ‘Ca-Bla’?” she queried. “Why is that? Why do I have to get stuck with a mangled moniker?” She went on to suggest Da-Day for Daniel Day-Lewis, which we must confess, we rather like.

Read the full story here.

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