Aaron Taylor-Johnson excited by 'Godzilla' training

May 12 2014, 4:18am CDT | by

Aaron Taylor-Johnson excited by 'Godzilla' training

Aaron Taylor-Johnson had military training for 'Godzilla'.

The 23-year-old actor stars as Lieutenant Ford Brody in the sci-fi film and worked closely with a marine officer who taught him how to use various weapons to prepare for the part.

Speaking at the film's premiere in London's Leicester Square, he told BANG Showbiz: ''I did quite a lot of the stunts involved and there was an amazing team. I had a marine guy who I worked with closely on the movie. I got used to the equipment and learnt to fire rounds.''

The 'Anna Karenina' star - who attended the premiere with his 47-year-old wife Sam Taylor-Wood with whom he has daughters Wylda Rae, three, and two-year-old Romy Hero - confessed he felt a sense of camaraderie with the members of the military who trained him.

He added: ''And I got used to the military lingo they use - it's like a boys club.''

However, Taylor-Johnson admits that despite his special forces training he doesn't consider himself to be as heroic as his on-screen character.

He explained: ''It was very exciting. I've been on military tanks, trains with missiles, we jump out of helicopters. I did actually jump out of an aeroplane, but it was still on the tarmac.''

Taylor-Johnson also praised his co-star Bryan Cranston and was delighted he had the chance to work alongside the 'Breaking Bad' actor.

Quizzed on what it was like to work with the 58-year-old star, he explained: ''Yeah it was brilliant. I'd seen him in 'Breaking Bad' and even in 'Malcolm in the Middle', which I used to love. He's a great actor.''

Also in attendance at the film's European premiere was Taylor-Johnson's co-star Elizabeth Olsen and director Gareth Edwards.

 
 
 

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