1 Updates
Aaron Taylor-Johnson excited by 'Godzilla' training

Aaron Taylor-Johnson excited by 'Godzilla' training

May 12 2014, 4:18am CDT | by

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...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

24 weeks ago

Aaron Taylor-Johnson excited by 'Godzilla' training

May 12 2014, 4:18am CDT | by

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.

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/28" rel="author">Bang Showbiz</a>
BANG Showbiz is the world's premier entertainment news agency providing the most exciting celebrity news to online, print and broadcast media outlets across the globe.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Sheen keen to return to 'Two and a Half Men'
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says he is open to a return to popular TV show "Two and a Half Men".
 
 
'Interstellar' about bonds of love: Jessica Chastain
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain says that her forthcoming science fiction "Interstellar" is also about fathers and the bonds of love.
 
 
Rogen may star in Steve Jobs biopic
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Seth Rogen is reportedly in talks with Sony studio to star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in their upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.
 
 
Lindsay Lohan denies dating Tom Cruise
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan has denied she's secretly dating actor Tom Cruise.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Sheen keen to return to 'Two and a Half Men'
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says he is open to a return to popular TV show "Two and a Half Men". Sheen, who was was fired from the sitcom in March 2011 after a series of negative headlines, says he...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
14 killed in Honduras bus crash
Tegucigalpa, Nov 1 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a bus carrying them plunged into a ravine in western Honduras, media reports said Friday. The accident, which occurred early in the day...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US urges peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US Friday called for a "peaceful" transition of power in Burkina Faso, but refused to label the military's take-over as a coup. "We underscored our commitment to peaceful transitions of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
'Interstellar' about bonds of love: Jessica Chastain
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain says that her forthcoming science fiction "Interstellar" is also about fathers and the bonds of love. In the movie, she plays Matthew McConaughey's character's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Chinese unmanned lunar orbiter returns home
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back, becoming the third nation to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US. The test lunar orbiter, nicknamed "Xiaofei...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Avril Lavigne feels 'a bit lost'
Avril Lavigne feels ''a bit lost'' amid rumors her marriage to Chad Kroeger is on the rocks. The 'Here's to Never Growing Up' singer, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday without her husband, reportedly thinks her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Scott Disick is battling severe anxiety
Scott Disick admits his anxiety makes him ''literally want to jump out of my skin.'' The 31-year-old reality TV star - whose longtime girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian is set to give birth to their third child in December...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Demi Lovato wants to be 'sexier' this Halloween
Demi Lovato says working out has boosted her confidence. The 22-year-old singer, who sought treatment for a number of issues, including an eating disorder, in rehab in late 2010, is planning to wear a ''sexier''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Usher's son is his toughest critic
Usher's son doesn't think he's a great singer. The 'She Came To Give It To You' hitmaker admits his youngest child, Nayvid, five, is very critical of his performances. The 36-year-old star said: ''He doesn't care about...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Rogen may star in Steve Jobs biopic
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Seth Rogen is reportedly in talks with Sony studio to star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in their upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jessica Chastain is also being...
Read more on Celebrity Balla