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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Puts Abs on Full Display, Talks About Oscars Snub with 'New York' Magazine

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Puts Abs on Full Display, Talks About Oscars Snub with 'New York' Magazine

Aaron Taylor-Johnson shows off his hot shirtless body in this new feature for New York Magazine!

In the mag, the 26-year-old Golden Globe winner talked about being snubbed for an Oscar this year for his work in Nocturnal Animals.

“There was relief when my wife told me that I hadn’t been nominated,” he said. “Coming home from the Globes with an award was brilliant, but I’ve been promoting Nocturnal for six months. As an actor, you prefer to put that kind of energy into something creative. It was good to finally step off the train. You do kind of go, I’m losing my mind.”

Aaron also spoke about his wife, Sam Taylor-Johnson, and their 23 year age difference.

“The attention was intrusive,” Aaron said of when they first married in 2013. “But having to deal with that early in my career probably got me to a place where I can more quickly just go, ‘Oh, fuck it’ instead of wanting to rip someone’s head off for asking questions I don’t like…I’ll never be Jennifer Lawrence or Tom Cruise…someone who can hold a movie and then be charming and charismatic doing promotion. I haven’t got what they’ve got. But at least I’m now comfortable just being myself.”

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  • Utope

    Nobody is owed an Oscar nomination. The best performances often go unrecognized, so an Oscar nomination or win doesn’t necessarily speak to best performance. Actors should give a good performance for the sake of their art, not to collect some statute that is going to do nothing but gather dust anyways.

  • Shell

    Sam is one lucky woman. I don’t know why people keep going on about the age gap. They are happy together and that should be all that matters. You don’t get the same when it’s the man who’s 20+ years older.

  • Anna

    It’s gross. She took advantage of him when he was only 17 years old, and then trapped him by getting pregnant a couple of years later. He’ll divorce her in a few years. There’s no way they’ll be together forever, there’s way too much of an age gap. She’s currently 50 years old, in 20 years she’ll be 70. Anyone who thinks these two will last is delusional. Also I’m sick of the whole “if the genders were reversed”, if the genders were still reversed it would still be gross. They would be calling Aaron a dumb young gold digger for marrying an old man.

  • Gina

    He’s far too young to be tied down like this. It was a little selfish of her to marry someone that young imo.

  • laura

    I’m not the most conventional person and generally support people who do their own thing, but she could be his mother. It’s not normal, there’s something twisted in both of them. It kind of feels incestuous, even if they’re not blood related.

  • shaireb

    I feel sorry for them. It must be tough to have a lot of people not approving of your marriage and love. I can see him falling for her, older woman. Smart, maybe funny (not that invested in them) but from what I’ve read on their Wikipedia; she was WAY too old. He was barely 18. To me, that is not normal for a grown woman with children to go after a little boy. And I’ve googled how he looked back then. He looked about 15.

  • laura

    I agree, it would still be unnatural if genders were reversed, but maybe a little less.

  • laura

    The bottom line is that there can be well over 5 great acting performances in a year, and only 5 slots to be nominated. Someone has to be “snubbed”.

  • laura

    Exactly. Normally a woman in her early forties feels maternal towards a boy in his late teens. To think that they had sentimental and sexual feelings feels really awkward.

  • X-tina

    The problem is he had two kids at a very young age and he won’t enjoy his twenties/thirties without responsabilities.

  • FrenchGirl

    What Oscar snub? He was less good of the movie

  • Jay Last

    You’re obsessing about this waaaaay too much.

  • disqus_xxwDaBtW3O

    Him winning the Globe over the way more deserving Mahershala Ali just shows how much a joke that award has become.

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  • Do Tell

    I think she must have fallen madly in love with him. He’s a good-looking young man and because he’s with an older woman, it probably made him mature quickly. He seems different now.

    Anyway, sometimes these things are a mystery. At least legally he was an adult. I believe his wife quickly gave him 2 kids because it would likely get in the way down the line. Most men are going to want to have a child at some point.

    It seems a weird situation, but remember the very handsome actor Maxwell Caulfield who married older actress Juliet Mills back in 1980. That’s a huge age gap, but they stayed together and are still married.

    Sometimes these relationships just turn out to be true love after all.

  • laura

    Maybe now that he’s 26 he’s matured and has the maturity that normally a 36 year old has, but when he was 18-19 and she was 23 years older and got together it was really weird. She could have been his mum.