Aaron Johnson, who will now be known as Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is explaining his name change. Johnson, who is known for ‘Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging’, as well as the comic book movie ‘Kick-Ass’ and the upcoming ‘Anna Karenina’, created a tabloid sensation when he got married to his ‘Nowhere Boy’ director. With a 23 year age difference between them, British tabloids had a field day with the news, especially as both Johnson and his wife, Sam Taylor-Wood, have already had two kids, all before he turns 23 years old. Now, Johnson can be seen in credits for ‘Anna Karenina’ (directed by Joe Wright and co-starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law) as Aaron Taylor-Johnson, not just Aaron Johnson anymore.
In an interview with London’s Evening Standard, he says he took Sam’s last name because he ‘wanted to be part of her’. He talks about his decision, saying, “I just don’t see why women need to take the man’s name. I wanted to be part of her just as much as she wanted to be part of me.”
Johnson was also recently featured in Esquire Magazine, and he mentioned in the interview with them that his goal was to be a great father and husband, above being a great actor.