If the internet does one thing, it’s spread cheating rumors like wildfire. While 2022 was full of crazy pop-culture moments, the cheating allegations against Ned Fulmer and Adam Levine (never forget those memes) definitely sent the internet into a spiral. And now, just 18 days into 2023, a new rumored cheating bombshell has dropped. Hold onto your horses, it’s a ride.
On Jan. 17, TikTok creator @thekylemarisa posted a video reading an anonymous blind item about Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his Bullet Train costar, Joey King. According to the blind, Taylor-Johnson and King allegedly hooked up on the press tour for the film, and have continued their affair post-filming and press. The blind was accompanied by the related headline, “Joey King Serves Up A Daring Look At Bullet Train‘s Paris Photo Call.” Her Campus reached out to both Taylor-Johnson’s and King’s teams, but did not hear back by the time of publication.
Seeing as the blind comes from an anonymous source, it’s safe to say that all of the drama surrounding this rumor is completely alleged. Meaning: take it with a grain of salt — blind items are notoriously unreliable. Furthermore, neither King, Taylor-Johnson, nor his wife, Sam Taylor-Johnson, have spoken publicly about the claims. But this hasn’t stopped the comments section of Marisa’s video, or the sea of Twitter commentary, from chiming in and freaking out over the alleged infidelity.
While Joey King, 23, is unmarried, that isn’t the case for Taylor-Johnson. In fact, Taylor-Johnson’s marriage has been subject to internet scrutiny for quite some time — especially recently. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson have been a topic of discussion due to their 23-year age gap, and the fact that Ms. Taylor-Johnson met Mr. Taylor-Johnson when he was just 18. The two were married in 2012, and have two children together as of Jan. 18, 2023.
Mix an apparent cheating rumor with an already controversial relationship, and you’ve got cause for a total internet freak-out. And while none of the parties involved have spoken out about the allegations, Twitter sure has a lot to say. So, until there’s comment on the claims, the internet will only continue to let this fire burn.
It seems producers of the James Bond franchise aren’t ready to make up their minds on exactly who they have their sights set on — now Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s in the mix.
The British actor — famous for his role in “Kick-Ass” and, more recently, “Bullet Train” — is reported to have had a meeting with Barbara Broccoli in September … and not just that, he even did a screen test that went well, according to Daily Mail and Puck News.
The screen test is said to have been part of a full-blown audition Aaron apparently did for Barbara and co. — and it sounds like everyone was impressed with what they saw. Word is … they had ATJ do the iconic gun barrel opening sequence, which is a huge deal obviously.
The reports say Aaron is now a front-runner, but that nothing is official yet. This is a major development from the news that came out this past weekend — when “Emily in Paris” star Lucien Laviscount was said to have been in the running as well and also considered a favorite.
There’ve been a lot of names thrown around over the past several months, but Aaron’s the first one who’s gotten on camera to try his hand at Bond … as far as we’ve heard at least.
We’ll say this about Aaron … he’s got the Bond vibe. But, so does every other strapping gent that’s been floated!
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is allegedly the top choice to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond, after taking part in a secret screen test.
The actor, 32, is said to have impressed producer Barbara Broccoli during an audition at Pinewood Studios, where many of the franchise’s films have been filmed.
A source told The Sun: ‘Aaron went for a screen test to be the next Bond in September and producers and Barbara loved him. He is now one of the front-runners.’ Aaron, who is married to Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson, 55, has starred in the Kick-Ass movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Godzilla.
He started out in the 2001 series Armadillo before featuring in The Bill and Casualty, and securing his big break in the 2009 John Lennon biopic, Nowhere Boy. MailOnline has contacted Aaron’s representatives for comment.
It follows reports that Idris Elba walked away from ‘years of talks’ with movie bosses to become the next James Bond, paving the way for a new 007.
Bookmakers William Hill subsequently placed Henry Cavill at the forefront with 5/2, Regé Jean-Page with odds of 4/1, followed by Tom Hardy and James Norton both with 6/1 and Chiwetel Ejiofor at 7/1.
Aaron and Sam recently took to Instagram as they both shared a rare sweet snap with one another.
Giving an insight into family life, the married couple admitted it was taken by their 10-year-old daughter Romy Hero.
The pair, who have a 23 year age gap, are also parents to 12-year-old Wylda Rae, while filmmaker Sam has two older daughters – Angelica, 25; and Jessie, 16.
The couple nailed a authentic chic look in the shot, with Bullet Train star Aaron sporting a pair of Hunter welly boots with khaki trousers.
He paired the outdoorsy look with a beige T-shirt and gold leaf necklace, sitting behind his wife on a step.
Sitting in between her husband’s legs was Solos producer-director Sam, as she opted for a pair of brown knee high boots.She added a pair of black leggings and a dark shirt from brand God’s True Cashmere to finish the low-key look.
Sam’s bright blonde locks were left to fall freely in a tousled style, as the star appeared make-up free while she and her beau gazed at the camera.
‘When your 10 yr old takes the best picture ❤️,’ captioned the beauty as she accredited Romy.
The couple tied the knot back in 2012, after meeting in 2009 on the set of film Nowhere Boy – which starred Aaron and was directed by Sam.
They welcomed their first child Wylda in 2010, and Romy two years later, while Sam has her two elder daughters Angelica and Jessie from her 11-year marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling, which ended in 2008.
And sharing a loved up snap to celebrate ten years of marriage back in June, Sam dubbed her husband ‘father to all 4 girls.’
’10 glorious years. My incredible husband, father to all 4 girls. I love you, I love you, I love you. love conquers all,’ she wrote,
In honour of the marriage milestone, the pair decided to renew their ‘vows and confess our love in front of our nearest and dearest friends and family.’
‘It was a magical unforgettable day and the sun did not stop shining on us both,’ Aaron gushed on Instagram.
‘We are blessed beyond belief. Sammy you are my love, my life, my soulmate, my wife, my world!’
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the latest to join Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in the cast of Universal’s The Fall Guy, which has a March 1, 2024 release date. Production for the film is set to begin in Australia this fall.
The feature film from Universal, 87North and Entertainment 360, is inspired by the 1980s series of the same name and will be directed by David Leitch, who is producing with partner Kelly McCormick via their 87North along with Guymon Casady, who will produce through Entertainment 360. Drew Pearce, who worked with Leitch on Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, wrote the script and serves as executive producer.
Gosling will also produce. Geoff Shaevitz and original series creator Glen A. Larson will also executive produce. EVP Production Matt Reilly will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.
Plot details are unknown at this time.
The film marks a reunion for Taylor-Johnson and Leitch who recently worked together on the hit Sony action thriller Bullet Train opposite Brad Pitt. Taylor-Johnson is also set to star as the titular character in Sony and Marvel’s Kraven the Hunter movie. He is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.
The Hollywood Reporter was first to break the Fall Guy casting news.
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