Here are some more photos of Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson at the LA premiere of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Sam and Aaron always attend the other’s premieres – Aaron was on board the whole time Sam was shilling Fifty Shades of Grey, and now Sam is Aaron’s road-dog while he shills Ultron (Aaron plays Quicksilver). As per usual these days, Aaron is getting questions about his marriage and the age difference between him and Sam. They’ve been getting those questions for the past six years, ever since they got together. Currently, Aaron is 24 (he’ll be 25 in June) and Sam is 48. They got together when he was 18 and she was 42. And to hear Aaron tell it (consistently), he knew Sam was “the one” right away, that his 18-year-old self knew he needed to lock it down with marriage and babies. Some highlights from Aaron’s interview with The Times this weekend:
On the age difference: “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.”
Marrying Sam when he was 20 and she was 44: It made “perfect sense…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.”
Life before Sam: He describes himself as a “self-destructive teenager struggling with success.”
They have a rule, only one project a year: “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.”
[From The Times via The Daily Mail]
I don’t understand the Benjamin Button reference? I think it would work better in Sam’s case, right? Because Aaron is aging in the traditional sense, and Sam just seems to have “met in the middle” and may even be reversing the aging process because she’s married to a young piece. Benjamin Button was born an old man and he got progressively “younger” so…why is Aaron being called Benjamin Button?
In a recent Marie Claire interview, Aaron also described how happy he is to be surrounded by women throughout his life. He was raised by his mother and his sister, he’s married to Sam and they have two biological daughters together, plus Sam’s two daughters from her previous marriage. And Aaron has a female agent. Aaron told Marie Claire: “I’ve always been better around females. It’s funny that life has given me girls, but now I can raise strong women. And they’ve got such a great role model in their mum. My household’s kind of great.” Eh, some men are just like that. It’s sweet. I guess?
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.