Welcome to Aaron Johnson Source, your most up-to-date fansite resource dedicated to the talented actor, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Perhaps best known for his roles as the young John Lennon in Nowhere Boy and Dave Lizewski in Kick-Ass, Aaron has starred in other various films including Godzilla, Savages and Anna Karenina. You can soon catch Aaron as Quicksilver in the much anticipated Avengers sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. At AJO, we hope to provide you with the latest news, photos and information on Aaron. Enjoy your stay!
In an interview in Saturday’s Times magazine the co-star of the latest installment of Disney’s superhero blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron says: ‘I don’t notice it now – we just instinctively gel … People who know me call me Benjamin Button – they think I’m an old soul and she’s a young soul.’
Taylor-Johnson says he fell in love with Sam, the most commercially successful female film-maker in history after she directed Fifty Shades of Grey, which was released in February, on the first day they met on the set of Nowhere Boy in 2009.
After a whirlwind romance, the pair announced their engagement at the film’s premiere later that year.
They married at Babington House in Somerset when Taylor-Johnson was 20, a move he says made ‘perfect sense’.
He tells the magazine: ‘I knew I wanted to be with her. I wanted kids, we had kids and I was really into that, taking time off and involving myself in the bubble of her pregnancy.’
Taylor-Johnson says he was a ‘self destructive teenager struggling with success’ before he met Sam.
But after the two got together, she quickly became his best friend and a stable influence in the notoriously fickle Hollywood.
He and Sam now focus most of their time on being parents, with school runs and extracurricular activities taking up the bulk of their days.
They have a rule that they are only allowed to take on one project a year, meaning that someone is always around for the children.
And although looking after four children at the age of 24 might seem like a hard task, Taylor-Johnson says he has never been happier.
He told the newspaper: ‘Being a father has been the happiest time of my life – it’s what I live for, what I love doing – I have a real reason why I’m here, I’m not as proud of my acting; it’s a job that I do … I’m grateful, but I don’t live for acting.’
I have updated the gallery with a few digital scans featuring Aaron from Marie Claire, Empire and Entertainment Weekly. I’ve also replaced the DA Man images with digital scans + added the entire interview. Enjoy!
Here is one of the first Age of Ultron Press Junket interviews! You can catch Aaron and Elizabeth’s bit at the 17:13 mark.
FOX 5’s entertainment reporter, Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV), sat down with Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smoulders to geek out about “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Photos of Aaron’s spread from the latest issue of DA MAN Magazine have been added to the gallery. You can read a bit of his interview with the magazine below. Click on the link to read the entire thing!
Like many “traditional” British actors, Aaron Taylor-Johnson began acting at a young age; starting with theater, then moving on to TV and film. He got a taste of Hollywood as a teenager, taking on minor roles in several films, but eventually made his mark in the independent movie scene. This is where he first moved onto starring roles, such as in the biopic film “Nowhere Boy” as well as the “Kick Ass” dilogy. But, Hollywood beckoned once more, with even bigger roles in bigger projects. Last year he emerged as the protagonist in the new “Godzilla,” and this May we will see him joining the ranks of Marvel’s leading men in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” His journey as an actor, however, is just beginning.
Ronald Liem: Hi Aaron, obviously, we’re very excited about your upcoming appearance in the new Avengers movie. So, tell me, have you started campaigning for the movie?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Yes, we are soon going to jump all over the place, like Singapore, New York, London, and Canada. With all of us together. It’s kind of crazy and there’s such a mad energy about it. But, mainly, it’s a lot of fun because people had been anticipating a sequel for a long time now.
RL: How did you end up getting casted as a member of the Avengers? How did your journey begin with this franchise?
ATJ: As for how the Avengers came about … before I started filming “Godzilla,” Joss Whedon got in touch and we sat down and had lunch and he proposed this new role that he wanted to bring into the sequel and we just talked about it. I was, of course, flattered that he approached me. We have all these established fantastic actors and really fantastic superhero characters, and it got me thinking: What can I actually bring to this sequel? The most important thing for me is the character and how can I make it feel grounded and substantial in front all these major roles that everybody has already experienced and fallen in love with. And then I got in touch with the guys from Marvel and Kevin Feige [president of Marvel Studios] and we talked pretty much for most of that year, until it became real and I signed up. I am really happy to be part of this team, and happy that I and Elizabeth Olsen were embraced into this new family without any kind of judgment.