Esquire Editor: Scarlett Johannson ‘Completely Screwed Us’

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Scarlett JohanssonEsquire Editor David Granger says Scarlett Johannson was the first choice to grace May's “Women We Love” issue — but when she backed out, the magazine went with Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks instead.

The Daily News quotes David as griping, “Scarlett completely screwed us.” He reportedly made that remark at a magazine conference in Toronto; a source tells the newspaper that Esquire had first courted ScarJo for the cover, and that she was “committed” to the shoot. That fell through, and curvaceous Christina got the gig.

Scarlett's various commitments — Iron Man 2, her work on Broadway — might have have something to do with her apparent change of heart. Representatives for the actress and Esquire did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

UPDATE: A spokesman for Esquire declined comment Friday afternoon. No word from ScarJo's camp.