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Taron Egerton Reveals How He 'Tailored' His 'Rocketman' Character

Taron Egerton is opening up about what kinds of changes he made to his character, Elton John, in Rocketman.

The 30-year-old Robin Hood actor spoke on stage at an Evening Honoring Rocketman at the California Film Institute on Wednesday (December 4) in San Rafael, Calif.

He was joined by Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher and moderator Zoe Elton.

“Once you are existing in a world of fantasy, you’re no longer trying to claim that it is set in the exact same universe that Elton occupied,” Taron told TheWrap in a new interview. “So I can tailor the character to fit our purposes.”

“Of course, you never want to go too far away from it, because we’re here to celebrate Elton,” he added. “But you know, the fact of the matter is that Elton and I don’t look alike. We trust in the fact that people willfully suspend their disbelief in storytelling, and I just wanted to capture the showman in him, the anger in him, the pain and vulnerability, and trust that when it’s all put together, it will feel like Elton John.”

Taron Egerton is hot on the promo trail for Rocketman ahead of awards season.

READ MORE: Taron Egerton Dressed in Drag While on Vacation with Elton John (VIDEO)

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Taron Egerton & Director Dexter Fletcher Attend 'Rocketman' Screening in San Francisco

Taron Egerton is hard at work promoting Rocketman ahead of awards season!

The 30-year-old actor and director Dexter Fletcher buddied up for the Dolby Cinema Reception in Honor of Rocketman on Tuesday (December 3) at the Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco, Calif.

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Taron kept things cool and casual in a gray cardigan over a white T-shirt and black trousers as he attended the screening of his Elton John biopic.

Earlier that day, Taron dished on his drag experience with Elton!

FYI: Taron is wearing AllSaints Men’s Forge trousers.

10+ pictures inside of Taron Egerton at the screening…More Here! »

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Taron Egerton Dressed in Drag While on Vacation with Elton John (VIDEO)

Taron Egerton is opening up about his drag name!

The 30-year-old actor stopped by SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show with Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher for an interview on Tuesday (December 3).

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During the interview, Taron discussed how when he and girlfriend Emily Thomas vacationed with Elton John, the 72-year-old entertainer gave Taron the drag name Blodwyn Campervan.

“I have a camper van — like a VW [RV] — that I spend a lot of time in,” Taron revealed about the inspiration behind his drag name. “He finds that very funny, for some reason. So my name is ‘Blodwyn’ — which is a Welsh name — ‘Blodwyn Campervan.’”

Taron added, “Actually, that night, after he’d gone to bed, I stole his Polaroid camera and wore some of my girlfriend’s clothes and did a little photoshoot and left it there in the kitchen for them for after we’d left of me dressed as my vision of Blodwyn Campervan.”

READ MORE: Taron Egerton Reveals What He Thinks of Rami Malek Lip Syncing In ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Watch a clip of Taron‘s interview now!

15+ pictures inside of Taron Egerton during his SiriusXM interview…More Here! »

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Rami Malek Is All Smiles With Director Dexter Fletcher at 'Rocketman' Screening

Rami Malek is enjoying a screening of Rocketman!

The 38-year-old Bohemian Rhapsody star was in attendance at a special screening of the movie with director Dexter Fletcher and Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos at the San Vincente Bungalows on Saturday night (November 30) in West Hollywood, Calif.

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If you didn’t know, Dexter Fletcher also directed Rami in Bohemian Rhapsody, taking over after Bryan Singer was fired from the project.

In fact, there was even early consideration by the director to have Rami‘s portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Rocketman!

“There was an idea I had one point, where Elton’s in a restaurant with his mother. I thought John Reid and Freddie could be at another table and they wave at each other! That would have been amazing, [but] it didn’t come to pass. It would’ve been a little too knowing…I’m not looking to set out to make a cinematic universe!” Dexter told Gay Star News.

READ MORE: ‘Rocketman’ & ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Worlds Collide in This Pic!

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Taron Egerton Attends 'Rocketman' Screening with Andy Cohen

Taron Egerton is all smiles as he attends the Rocketman SAG-AFTRA Screening hosted by Andy Cohen on Wednesday (November 13) at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room in New York City.

The 30-year-old actor kept things casual in an unzipped, gray sweat-jacket, gray cardigan, dark jeans, and white sneakers as he attended the screening to promote his movie ahead of awards season.

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Also in attendance at the screening was Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher.

If you missed it, Taron recently revealed the drag name Elton John gave him!

10+ pictures inside of Taron Egerton and the others at the screening…More Here! »

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Elton John & Taron Egerton Deliver Surprise Performance at 'Rocketman: Live in Concert'!

Jamie Bell, Taron Egerton, Elton John and Bernie Taupin happily pose backstage together while attending Rocketman: Live in Concert held at the Greek Theatre on Thursday (October 17) in Los Angeles.

Following a screening of Rocketman, in which the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra played live to the film, the film’s subject and star – Elton and Taron – hit the stage for an encore performance of “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” the film’s original song.

Also in attendance to show their support were Jamie‘s wife Kate Mara, director Dexter Fletcher, co-star Bryce Dallas Howard and music producer Giles Martin.

Elton John closed the evening with another performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me,” with John at the piano and Egerton on vocals.

READ MORE: Elton John Tells ‘Kimmel’ He Let Stevie Wonder Drive His Snowmobile!

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