"Controlling behavior is awful," says the star. "Nobody's going to say they love that"
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You want to be the man in Scarlett Johansson‘s life? Watch how you act.

“I don’t like jealous behavior,” the actress, 28, tells Marie Claire for its May issue, on newsstands April 16.

“I don’t mind an occasional check-in, but when somebody is passive-aggressively jealous, it’s really unattractive because it shows a sort of insecurity. … Oh, controlling behavior is awful. Nobody’s going to say they love that.”

She also addresses her marriage to – and divorce from – Ryan Reynolds. They went their separate ways in 2010, after three years of marriage.

“Well, it wasn’t that long ago,” she says. “But I think I’ve had a fair amount of time to process the experience and be able to move forward. I continue to get to know myself better as I get older, and that helps me in my relationships.”

She does prize her privacy, and says of social media: “All of it drives me crazy. I don’t understand this need to ‘share.’ We almost exploit ourselves in order to feel seen.”

Furthermore, if she ran the world, her rules would cover both the major issues – and the little ones.

“I would demand investment in finding and using renewable resources,” she says, then sounding like a true city girl who scrambles for taxis just like everybody else, she adds: “I was thinking about other things, like cab stealing. I always say, ‘You want it that bad, go ahead.’ And they’re usually like, ‘F— you!’ “