Uh-oh: Scarlett Johansson’s pretty little face is in a whole heap of hot water with the editors of one of America’s leading men’s magazines. Esquire Magazine Editor-in-Chief David Granger has a bone to pick with ScarJo, who he claims scrapped plans for a recent covershoot, leaving staff scrambling for a last-minute replacement.
“(Johansson was) supposed (to be on the cover). Scarlett completely screwed us,” a still-bitter Granger revealed during a magazine industry conference in Toronto, Canada this week.
In April, the Lost In Translation actress was selected the “Best Looking Woman in America” in a poll of Esquire readers and had been slated to appear on the cover of the publication’s April 2010 “Women We Love” Issue. According to Granger, however, Scarlett pumped the brakes on the photoshoot in the 11th hour. Livid editors were forced to re-up the poll and ultimately handed the title to busty Mad Men star Christina Hendricks.
ScarJo insiders insists the star had a perfectly good reason for backing out of her Esquire obligations: Broadway was calling.
“Scarlett was indeed the first person approached by Esquire to appear on the cover (and was) committed (to the shoot). But things change rather quickly. I think her commitment on Broadway prevented her from making good,” a tattle spilled to The New York Daily News.
(FYI: Johansson is up for a 2010 Best Supporting Actress Tony for her work in A View From the Bridge.)