Aaron joins his Savages co-star, Taylor Kitsch, Garrett Hedlund, Idris Elba, Aaron Paul and Armie Hammer on the cover of the September issue of Esquire Magazine! The magazine has named the actors as “The Next Generation of Hollywood Stars”. You can check out outtakes from the photoshoot as well as the cover of the magazine in the gallery.
Esquire also released profile videos on each of the actors and you can watch Aaron’s below. Enjoy!
This month we put six people on the cover — young actors we think are poised to have tremendous years. Thing is, six is a lot to fit on one cover. So we split it into three, presented here side by side by side, just as God — and our photographer, Yu Tsai — intended.
“You never think they have it in them. The nerdy misfit who wills himself into a superhero in Kick-Ass; the young John Lennon who dreams himself out of Liverpool in Nowhere Boy; the only one of Oliver Stone’s Savages for whom savagery comes hard: The characters brought to life by Aaron Johnson are never quite sure where they’re headed, but that you’re willing to follow them anyway is a testament to the young actor who plays them. And he is young — at twenty-two, younger than all but one Jonas brother — and yet there is nothing particularly youthful about him. (He’s been acting professionally in his native England since he was ten, and his wife, photographer and Nowhere Boy director Sam Taylor-Wood, is more than twice his age. He acts it.) Johnson’s introduction to the cinematic world of men came in Savages, in which he played an enlightened drug dealer and proved himself the rare actor who looks equally comfortable in shoot-outs, blowups, standoffs, sex scenes, and tortured dramatic interludes. The latter will serve him well in November in Joe Wright’s lush adaptation of Anna Karenina, playing Vronsky to Keira Knightley’s Anna. Even if you’ve read the book, Johnson will keep you guessing where he’s going until the bitter, bloody end.”