Ripped Aaron Taylor-Johnson Strips Down to His Calvins for New Campaign

Saturday March 18, 2023
Originally published on March 16, 2023

Aaron Taylor-Johnson in a video for Calvin Klein.

As Aaron Taylor-Johnson heads to the Marvel Universe with his upcoming film "Kraven the Hunter," he took time to sample some Calvins.

"Calvin Klein has unveiled additional images from the Mert & Marcus-led "Calvins or nothing" campaign including shots of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Blackpink's Jennie, supermodel Kendall Jenner and singer FKA Twigs," writes the Hollywood Reporter.

In addition to joining the Marvel and Calvin Klein universes, Taylor-Johnson is frequently mentioned as a leading candidate to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.

"Making his debut in CK campaign, Taylor-Johnson strips down to his underwear and shows off a ripped physique in a series of shots from the photographer pair, also known as Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. He's wearing denim styles that are refreshed with new washes and '90s-inspired silhouettes. The images, seen below, come after Taylor-Johnson most recently starred opposite Brad Pitt in the action thriller 'Bullet Train' and as he readies upcoming projects like 'The Fall' Guy opposite Ryan Gosling, 'Kraven the Hunter,' 'Rothko' and 'Nosferatu.'

Calvin Klein's "spring 2023 campaign officially launched today and, per CK, additional content will continue to roll out out on Instagram throughout the week. Jennie, Jenner and FKA Twigs are also wearing underwear and jeans, including sportier fits like the new athletic and modern cotton performance offerings," adds THR.

Whether or not Johnson will take the ribbing that Michael B. Jordan took recently when his pics for the new campaign were released. He even apologized to his mother about it.

"Of course, everybody hit me about those. My guys, they talk shit," Jordan told GQ in a new interview. "It's the most probably exposing photos that I've had so far in my career ... [so it's] a catch 22. Of course, it's great and all that cool stuff, but then your boys, they don't want to see that shit in their timeline. They have their jokes: 'My girl's watching this shit. Relax.'"

Nonetheless, he told the magazine that landing the campaign was worth it. "It was something I've been wanting to do for some time. You look back at history, look at ads. Calvin's had one of the more iconic billboard campaign ads. ... Then being able to have a person of color, you know what I'm saying? [With] all the other stars that Calvin's been making over the years. I felt good to take the helm in that type of way."