Aaron Taylor-Johnson cried during Godzilla

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 May 2014
Aaron Taylor Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife Sam Taylor-Wood

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has admitted watching his new film 'Godzilla' brought him to tears because of his co-stars Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche's performances

Aaron Taylor-Johnson cried when he watched 'Godzilla'.

The 23-year-old actor stars as military man Lieutenant Ford Brody in the science fiction monster film, but he's confessed he was brought to tears by his co-stars' performances.

He said: "The first 10-15 minutes, the performance from Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche, I was trying to suppress and hold back tears.

"I didn't know whether I was allowed to cry, I was like, 'This is a monster movie but I can't really stop this!'"

The 'Anna Karenina' star - who is married to his 'Nowhere Boy' director Sam Taylor-Wood - admits he was hoping to watch the film for the first time in privacy, as he gets embarrassed watching himself on-screen.

He told Collider.com: "I preferred to see it just me and my wife but I can never do that without everyone going, 'OK, so you're going to have a screening with the managers and agents', and they're all behind you and you think, 'I just want to watch this on my own'.

"I feel like I just kind of need to digest it for myself."

Taylor-Johnson also revealed that despite initially being sceptical about starring in a remake of 'Godzilla' when he was approached by the director, he couldn't be more proud of the end result.

He added: "I do find it really hard to watch myself but I think, ultimately, I was able to see it in the bigger picture and I was hugely thrilled and happy.

"I'm super proud of this movie and am so happy I sat down with Gareth [Edwards] on that day and said yes."


  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins
  • UK release: 15 May 2014

The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Another big screen outing for the scaly one, this time with Monsters' acclaimed British director Gareth Edwards in charge.

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