Scarlett Johansson Covers GLAMOUR’S May Issue

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Scarlett Johansson, who recently announced she’s expecting, is out and about promoting Avengers: Winter Soldier, and has landed herself a stunning cover for Glamour magazine as a result.

The actress – who shot to stardom when she was just 17 years old – sat down and spoke about her feelings on the nickname “ScarJo” (hint: she hates it), her love of action scenes, and what she thinks of having been in the industry for over a decade.

Scarlett on playing young women…

“When I made Lost in Translation, I was 17, and now I’m 29…. I think I’ve been ‘in my early twenties’ for, like, over a decade! 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.”

Scarlett on her role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I had some pretty rad fight sequences in Avengers, but a lot of the fighting in Winter Soldier is hand-to-hand. It’s brutal, street-fighting style… such a weird thing: I kinda got career-sidetracked in the superhero lane—happily! But I never thought I’d have, like, sports injuries.”

 Scarlett on why she doesn’t like the nickname ScarJo…

“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.”

Scarlett on how she’s different after her divorce from Ryan Reynolds…

“I feel I know now more of what I need in a relationship, what I want in a relationship. And I know I have more tools to communicate, not just with my partner, but with myself. That’s not necessarily any reflection of who I was married to or what was happening in my marriage, but really where I was in my life.” 

Scarlett on how living in Paris has changed her sense of style…

“The nice thing about being in Paris is that you know everybody’s looking at what you’re wearing: You have an audience, you know? New York is about street style that’s functional. A Paris look is not functional! It doesn’t matter if your shoes are comfortable. Here [in New York] you can still wear your Nikes. In Paris you suck it up. You hobble around. Although my girlfriends in Paris and I decided we’re adopting the trend of athletic streetwear ’cause we got sick of it. I was like, ‘I am sick of not feeling my big toe after two hours of dancing!’”

Photos via Tom Munro/Glamour and WENN.