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Richard Madden Says He's Real-Life Friends with Elton John After 'Rocketman'

Richard Madden Says He's Real-Life Friends with Elton John After 'Rocketman'

Richard Madden stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (May 23) and opened up about becoming real-life friends with Elton John!

The 32-year-old actor plays the legendary singer’s first manager and boyfriend, John Reid, in his upcoming biopic, Rocketman.

“I’m lucky enough to call him a friend now, which is lovely. It’s really really nice, he’s a beautiful man,” Richard expressed. “The film kind of really represents him. It’s all love, joy and compassion, just like him.”

“It’s quite surprising how much of a shy man he is in real life because you see him on stage in all the costumes, the sequins and the feathers,” Richard continued. “In real life he’s quite a shy, gentle, quite man.”

Richard also chats about the first time he met Game of Thrones co-stars Kit Harington and Alfie Allen and scoring the role of Robb Stark just as he was running out of rent money.


Richard Madden Became Real-Life Friends with Elton John After ‘Rocketman’

Click inside to watch the rest of Richard Madden’s appearance on The Tonight Show…


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