Scarlett Johansson: Will She Marry Again?

12/16/2011 at 11:35 AM EST

Scarlett Johansson on Marriage, Gossip About Herself
Scarlett Johansson
For an especially private person, Scarlett Johansson has an especially difficult time seeing her life played out publicly.

So, imagine her horror at reading tabloid headlines about her divorce from Ryan Reynolds, her dating and breaking up with Sean Penn, her time in Paris with Kieran Culkin and in Manhattan with Justin Bartha – not to mention the nude photos from her hacked cellphone. Those went viral.

"The hardest part is actually going through whatever hardship you're facing. Going through it in public is the added unfortunate thing," the actress, 27, tells USA Today while promoting her new movie with Matt Damon, We Bought a Zoo.

Still, "There's nothing you can do about that," 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."



Answering the very direct question of whether she would marry again, the actress replies: "I have no idea. I don't X things off. I don't know. Life is long."

She does say she would like to have a family of her own, when she's older, but for now, her work will suffice. "It's been nice to just focus on that and to focus on myself," she says. "There's something quite refreshing about it."

And one more thing, speaking about herself. Don't call her "ScarJo."

"Oh, it's awful," she says. "It's a laziness. People can't actually say the whole name? It's just bizarre." After all, Cate Blanchett has no such nickname, and, says Johansson, "is not, like, 'CaBla' ... Why is that? Why do I have to get stuck?"

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