I look like a street, punky girl,” Scarlett Johansson tells me. “It’s that edgy Debbie-Harry- meets-Marianne-Faithfull look.”
Certainly the new images of Johansson for the autumn/winter 2009 Mango campaign, which hits the streets today, are a world away from the Scarlett that we’ve become used to.
Gone is the preppie, all-American girl of Lost in Translation, or the noir heroine of The Black Dahlia.
Johansson shot the ad campaign for the Spanish high-street fashion store with über-cool photographer Mario Sorrenti.
Hair styled in a tousled blonde bob, we see Scarlett wearing leather and leopardskin, super-skinny jeans and a black bra.
You wouldn’t mess with that girl. “She’s not a waif,” says Johansson proudly.
She takes over as the face of Mango from Penelope Cruz (who has fronted it for the past two years) and jokes she already knew a lot about the clothes from working with Cruz on Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona.