Aaron Johnson is featured in Esquire’s October 2012 issue, in advance of Anna Karenina’s release. Johnson plays Vronsky, the lead man to Keira Knightley’s titular Anna. The film received mixed reviews after premiering at the Toronto International Film festival, but Johnson received strong notices for his turn as Vronsky.
In the feature, Johnson talks about working with Oliver Stone in ‘Savages’ and meeting his wife, Sam Taylor-Wood, and the affect that had on his life. Talking about working with Oliver Stone, he says, “It was very intense, really challenging. But I like the guy – he’s so energetic. And I don’t even know if he f***ing sleep.”
He also talks about the tabloid frenzy surrounding his private life and what meeting his wife, Sam Taylor-Wood, meant to him – “Meeting Sam and having a family with Sam have been the best things that ever happened to me. She’s wonderful and beautiful.”
He also adds, “People say: What’s your ambition? What’s your goal? Well, I think my ambition is to be a great f***ing father and husband. I’m a lucky, lucky man.”
He has now changed his name, after getting married to Sam Taylor-Wood, to Aaron-Taylor Johnson; his wife has also changed her name to Sam Taylor-Johnson. They now have two children together (after meeting 4 years ago on the set of ‘Nowhere Boy’) – just goes to show, a 23 year age group doesn’t matter in the face of love.