SO. There’s an Internet rumor going around that Aaron Taylor-Johnson had an affair with his Bullet Train co-star, Joey King. Neither party is single: 23-year-old Joey is engaged to 30-year-old producer/director Steven Piet, and as we all know, 32-year-old Aaron has been with his wife, 55-year-old director Sam Taylor-Johnson, for 13 years. Now, when a celebrity cheating rumor breaks, people tend to take the side of the cheated-on (see: John Mulaney and Anna Marie Tendler). But Sam has long been criticized as a “groomer” because she pursued Aaron when she directed him in the 2009 film Nowhere Boy (POWER IMBALANCE). He was 18, and she was 42 (AGE GAP). Sam offered Aaron the role in the movie following a private audition at her house (WEIRD). The couple announced their engagement in October 2009, and Sam gave birth to their first daughter the following summer (FAST). This is all to say: Twitter hates Sam, and they’re pretty much throwing a party over these totally unfounded Joey-Aaron rumors.
I guess that’s one way to kill the speculation that you’ve got one foot in the doorway of a divorce lawyer’s office. 54-year-old Sam Taylor-Johnson decided to prove her undying love for her 30-year-old husband of nine years, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, by getting his name tattooed on her collarbone.
The Internet Thinks Sam And Aaron Taylor-Johnson Are Splitting Up, Because They’re Selling Their House
Normally when someone throws one of those swingy For Sale signs on their lawn, there’s not much subtext to read into it, because it usually means a person just wants to sell their darn house. But when a celebrity couple suddenly lists their mansion for sale, people will start wondering why. Well, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have recently listed their big fancy Hollywood Hills home, and some people on the internet are convinced it’s a sign that they’ll be splitting up after nine years of marriage.
Sam Taylor-Johnson is mostly known as the woman behind the first cinematic adaption of Fifty Shades Of Grey. It made scads of money, but the reviews were execrable. And apparently, E.L. James, the fan-fic authoress who somehow stumbled upon millions with the book, was a giant canker sore with which to deal during production.
But all of this aside, Sam is married to actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He looks like this. Do you think she gives a shit about how nobody except sopping-wet matrons liked her movie? She gets on that on the regular. And she’s still looking between the couch cushions for the fucks to give on what anyone thinks of her and her husband’s almost 25 year age difference.
It’s no coincidence that it looks like Sam Taylor-Johnson is getting ready to run far, far away from the Fifty Shades franchise; Sam called it quits after directing Fifty Shades of Grey. She didn’t give a reason for why she wouldn’t be working on the sequels, but she did wish whoever got the thankless job “nothing but success.” Sam is talking about it again, and she goes in this time.
That haircut may be questionable, but it’s still no question that I would.
While Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s hair screamed army hipster dude and his beefed-up Ball Park frank body was squeezed into a tux, he posed with wife Sam Taylor-Johnson at the Venice Film Festival premiere of Nocturnal Animals today. Nocturnal Animals is Tom Ford’s second movie as a director and besides ATJ, it also stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher, Michael Shannon, Laura Linney, Michael Sheen and Armie Hammer. I skimmed through a few reviews from Venice and most of them were good and a few of them said that this is the MOVIE OF THE YEAR. Others said that Amy Adams’ performance may have earned her a place next to Leonardo DiCatchAHo and Julianne Moore in the It Took Fucking Long Enough But I Finally Got My Oscar club.
While reading the reviews, I noticed that Nocturnal Animals got an R-rating for “graphic nudity,” among other things. The “graphic nudity” may go down in this scene (via The Hollywood Reporter):
An eye-opening sequence that plays under the opening titles features a hefty middle-aged burlesque dancer in drum-majorette accessories but otherwise naked, dancing in front of a red curtain.
If that’s the only scene in the movie that has “graphic nudity” in it, then Tom Ford needs to retire from directing movies forever! I mean, if your movie has “graphic nudity,” as well as Jake Gyllenhaal and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in it, and none of the “graphic nudity” is done by either them, then you cannot be considered a serious auteur. I’m sure that’s one of the laws of cinema.
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