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Taron Egerton Talks About Filming 'Rocketman' Scene Where Elton John Loses His Virginity

Taron Egerton Talks About Filming 'Rocketman' Scene Where Elton John Loses His Virginity

Taron Egerton is looking good on the cover of Attitude magazine’s June 2019 issue, available in print and online today.

Here’s what the 29-year-old Rocketman star had to share with the mag…

On playing Elton John in Rocketman and the anxiety that he has: “It’s not an impersonation, it’s my take on him, and in some respects I have some anxieties that people might not accept the performance because I do all the singing, they haven’t used Elton’s vocal. Of course, I have tried in some ways to emulate him but a lot of it sounds like me. I hope that is exciting and interesting for people, and they aren’t left wishing they could just hear Elton!”

On his on screen kiss with co-star Richard Madden: “The rawness of that experience, the fear of that experience, but also the joy of the experience of Elton’s first kiss… it’s electric, it’s exciting, your stomach is doing somersaults. I treat it with the same love, care and affection I would as if it was my first experience of falling for somebody.”

On filming sex scenes for the movie: “We shot a scene where we are both naked on a bed and we are rolling around. I don’t really know how much further we could have gone. In the script, this is the scene of Elton losing his virginity and we wanted to try to do that justice, and also at that point their relationship hasn’t broken down yet. They were falling in love and it’s beautiful because it should be. We didn’t want to play like they were a couple who were eventually going to fall apart, we wanted to play it like two guys in their early twenties who are falling in love and who are incredibly sexually attracted to each other.”

For more from Taron, visit Attitude.co.uk.

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