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Aaron Taylor-Johnson was 'self-destructive'

April 16th, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson was "pretty self-destructive" before meeting his wife.
The 25-year-old actor - who has daughters Wylda, three, and Romy, two, with 47-year-old wife Sam Taylor-Johnson - admits he did a lot of "crazy s**t" and lived "on the edge" but credits the filmmaker, who he met on the set of 2009 movie 'Nowhere Boy', for turning his life around.
He told Nylon Guys magazine: "It was a lot of crazy s**t I got up to for a couple years.
"I was pretty self-destructive at one point. I used to smoke 30 [cigarettes] a day, used to f***ing drink nonstop. I've always been able to be on the f...
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Chrissy Teigen buries 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

December 29th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen buried 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in the sand after reading two pages.
The Sports Illustrated model, who is married to R&B singer John Legend, bought the best-selling erotic novel by E.L. James to read on holiday in Mexico but wasn't impressed by its "horrendous" content.
The 28-year-old star shared her reading plans on Twitter on Thursday (12.26.13), writing: "Need a book for our holiday away. Kind of want to read '50 shades' and basically mystery science library it for you via twitter. (sic)"
But a day later she admitted that she had already thrown in the towel.
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Rita Ora joins Fifty Shades of Grey

December 2nd, 2013 6:20pm EST
Rita Ora
Rita Ora has joined the cast of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
The 'R.I.P.' singer will play the adopted sister of lead character Christian Grey in the erotic thriller, based on the hugely successful novel by E.L. James, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Pop singer Rita will star alongside Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian and Dakota Johnson who will portray his lover, Anastasia Steele.
Rita, 23, has previously made an appearance in British film 'Spivs' when she was 14, and reportedly beat Rihanna to win a cameo role in 'Fast and Furious 6', where she impressed co-star Vin Diesel with her perfo...
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Short List Of Replacements For Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades' Includes Francois Arnaud And Jamie Dornan

October 17th, 2013 10:57pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
With Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam out of Fifty Shades of Grey, numerous names have come up as possible replacements to play the dominant and sadistic Christian Grey.

Hunnam pulled out of the role just weeks before the planned start of filming, with reps for Universal Pictures releasing a statement that he quit because his "intense television schedule" conflicted with his preparations for the project.

Insiders have claimed that an unknown star would be cast into the role to avoid any fallout, but several other names have been tied to the part.

First up is Aaron Taylor-Johnson. John...
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Director To Cast Husband For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role?

October 15th, 2013 2:02pm EDT
Aaron Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is wanted for the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey.

The 23-year-old actor, whose wife Sam Taylor-Wood is directing the upcoming film, is in line to take on the part of bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey after Charlie Hunnam pulled out of the movie last week, despite worries Aaron's 46-year-old spouse might find it difficult to direct him.

A source told The Sun: "Aaron was one of the original choices but the concern was that Sam would have difficulty directing her own husband and that Aaron would feel uncomfortable. This is Sam's biggest project to date and hav...
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Charlie Hunnam drops out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

October 12th, 2013 4:10pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
The British actor, 33, was set to play bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey in Sam Taylor-Johnson's upcoming adaptation of the erotic novel but has decided he is too busy filming 'Sons of Anarchy' to "adequately prepare" for the role.
Universal Studios issued the following statement to Deadline.com: "The filmmakers of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey."
The first f...
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Charlie Hunnam excited to play Christian Grey

September 8th, 2013 7:05pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam says he has "a tangible chemistry" with Dakota Johnson.

The British actor, 33, will play bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey in Sam Taylor-Johnson's upcoming adaptation of the erotic novel, 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' opposite the little known actress, 23, who will portray Anastasia Steele, and is very excited to take on the role.

He told the Hollywood Reporter: "As soon as we got in the room and started reading with Dakota, I knew that I definitely wanted to do it, because there was a tangible chemistry between us.

"It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compell...
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British Filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson To Direct 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

June 20th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Sam Taylor-Wood
Although the lead roles haven't been cast yet, Focus Features execs have finally filled the director's slot for the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey."

"Nowhere Boy" filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson, formerly known as Sam Taylor-Wood, will direct the steamy film about a young college woman who gets involved in a bondage relationship with a wealthy man.

Producer Michael De Luca issued the following statement: "Sam's unique ability to gracefully showcase complex relationships dealing with love, emotion and sexual chemistry make her the ideal director ...
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Sam Taylor-Wood to direct 50 Shades of Grey film

June 19th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Anna Karenina
British moviemaker Sam Taylor-Johnson has been chosen to direct the Hollywood adaptation of erotic bestseller 50 Shades Of Grey.

The Nowhere Boy filmmaker, formerly known as Sam Taylor-Wood, will adapt the E.L. James book for Focus Features, whose bosses have acquired the rights to the raunchy read.

A statement released by producer Michael De Luca reads: "Sam's unique ability to gracefully showcase complex relationships dealing with love, emotion and sexual chemistry make her the ideal director to bring Christian and Anastasia's relationship to life.

"E.L. James' characters and vivid sto...
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Director Ann Taylor-Wood Welcomes Baby Girl

January 25th, 2012 8:45am EST
Aaron Johnson & Sam Taylor Wood
Artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood and her fiance Aaron Johnson are the proud parents of a baby girl, according to a U.K. report.
 
The filmmaker, 44, and the actor, 21, who met on the set of 2009 biopic "Nowhere Boy," have welcomed a second daughter into their family, reports Britain's Daily Mail.
 
Taylor-Wood gave birth to the couple's first child, Wylda Rae, in July 2010.
 
The arrival of the tot comes a month after the heavily pregnant artist collected an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Charles, Prince of Wales, in December.
 
The baby is Taylor Wood's fourth daughter - she h...
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'Nowhere Boy' Director Sam Taylor-Wood & Fiance Aaron Johnson Welcome Baby Girl

January 24th, 2012 9:51pm EST
Sam Taylor-Wood & Aaron Johnson
Artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood and her fiance Aaron Johnson are the proud parents of a baby girl, according to a U.K. report.

The filmmaker, 44, and the actor, 21, who met on the set of 2009 biopic Nowhere Boy, have welcomed a second daughter into their family, reports Britain's Daily Mail.

Taylor-Wood gave birth to the couple's first child, Wylda Rae, in July 2010.

The arrival of the tot comes a month after the heavily pregnant artist collected an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Charles, Prince of Wales, in December.

The baby is Taylor Wood's fourth daughter - she has two...
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