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Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 33, Claps Back at Criticism Over Age-Gap With Wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, 57

Kraven The Hunter star and rumored James Bond Aaron Taylor-Johnson finds the public’s criticism about the 24-year age gap between him and his wife, Sam Taylor-Johnson, “bizarre.”

“What you gotta realize is that what most people were doing in their twenties, I was doing when I was 13,” he told Rolling Stone UK in an interview published Wednesday.

“You’re doing something too quickly for someone else? I don’t understand that. What speed are you supposed to enjoy life at? It’s bizarre to me,” he went on. 

The “Bullet Train” actor, now 33, met Sam, now 57, on the set of her 2009 film, “Nowhere Boy.” They tied the knot in 2012.

The couple are parents to daughters Wylda, 13, and Romy Hero, 11. He is also a stepdad to the director’s kids from her previous marriage to Jay Jopling: Angelica, 25, and Jessie, 15.

Aaron, who described his wife as “a great filmmaker and a wonderful storyteller,” admitted the ongoing criticism of their marriage was challenging.

“There’s a protectiveness that I feel,” he explained.

“I think it’s really difficult. There’s also part of me that feels like if something didn’t work, I’m the one that’s responsible,” the “Kick-Ass” star continued.

“People see and perceive this thing around my career, and that’s OK. But I’m just trying to juggle my family and my work. I’m doing normal life; dentist appointments. Career doesn’t necessarily take a back seat, but it takes a different thought behind the choices that you make.”

Aaron has reluctantly responded to criticism through the years, most recently telling Esquire that he has “nothing to hide” and is “secure” in his relationship.

“I’m trying to be as honest as possible,” he told the outlet last year.

“I’ve probably talked to you more about my kids and Sam than I have with anybody. I’ve got really nothing to hide, and I’m secure in what we have. But I’m not going to unlock things that are actually precious to me.”

He went on, “[I knew] I was going to have a big family. I knew I was going to be a young father. I knew I was going to have many kids.”

Check out Aaron's Rolling Stone UK photos below...

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