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Yoko Ono flabbergasted by John Lennon biopic 'Nowhere Boy'

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Yoko Ono has revealed that she was initially dismissive of Sam Taylor-Wood's 2009 film Nowhere Boy.

The biopic starred Aaron Johnson as a young John Lennon living in Liverpool, before his time in The Beatles.

Yoko Ono launchers her exhibtion 'Das Gift' in Berlin

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Sam Taylor Wood and Aaron Johnson

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In an interview with The Observer, Ono explained that she was sceptical when Taylor-Wood contacted her while filming the moving, seeking the rights to Lennon's song 'Mother'.

"I thought, I'd like to see that film and was flabbergasted by it because it was so beautiful," the 79-year-old explained.

"But I must have a very strong prejudice about Englishwomen because I thought, 'How can a woman make this thing?' It was a very bad way of reacting."

Taylor-Wood, 45, later married Johnson after an on-set romance. The couple recently welcomed a baby daughter named Romy.

Watch the trailer for Nowhere Boy below:

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