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Taron Egerton Reveals Elton John's Only 'Rocketman' Request!

Taron Egerton hits the stage to speaks during a special post screening conversion for his acclaimed film Rocketman held at the Historic Castro Theatre on Thursday (May 30) in San Francisco, Calif.

The 29-year-old actor recently revealed that when he first spoke with Elton John about portraying him onscreen for the film, the 72-year-old pop icon had one request.

“He said not to try and sound like him, which is tough when you’re playing him,” Taron told The Hollywood Reporter.

“The real thing that always stuck me about Elton was this duality between the bravado, the chest out, peacocking, world class entertainer and then this guy who’s really vulnerable and like a kid,” Taron added. “So to oscillate between those two things, that was important to me because I think that’s at the core of who he is, this dual personality.”

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Taron Egerton Reveals the Hardest Part About Becoming Elton John in 'Rocketman' - Watch!

Taron Egerton is opening up about playing Elton John in Rocketman.

The 29-year-old actor revealed his “sacrifice” in an interview with E! News.

“I can remember the day we first did those things to my hair. For the ’70s period of the film, we used my own hair in the hope of achieving something very natural. We dyed my hair, we thinned it out and we shaved my hairline up [sighs] further than it already is,” he revealed.

“But it was great really. I found something quite exciting about transforming the way you look a bit, especially as an actor, because it makes you feel different. So whilst I didn’t relish having my forehead bicked every day, because I was worried it wouldn’t grow back, it works really well in the movie.”

He also said he “was under a hat all year. Which is sort of fine a lot of the time, but it’s a bit of a pain when you’re going to dinner or something, but it’s alright. What can you say? It’s all for the art.”

Watch him explain!

Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, & Jamie Bell Arrive in Style for 'Rocketman' NYC Premiere!

The guys of Rocketman hit the silver carpet for the premiere of their new movie on Wednesday night (May 29) at the in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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joined co-stars Richard Madden and new dad Jamie Bell at the latest screening of their Elton John biopic.

Also stepping out for the premiere was fellow cast mate Bryce Dallas Howard and Elton‘s husband David Furnish along with Darren Criss, tennis legend Billie Jean King, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, Gayle King, Cuba Gooding Jr, and designer Valentino Garavani.

Rocketman hits theaters on Friday, May 31. You can listen to the soundtrack here!

FYI: Richard is wearing a Louis Vuitton suit. Darren is wearing a Dior suit and Christian Louboutin boots.

20+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…More Here! »

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Taron Egerton Says Elton John Won't Stop Sending Him 'Rocketman' Reviews!

Taron Egerton paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night (May 28) and dished all about Elton John‘s reaction to his biopic film, Rocketman, in which he plays Elton himself!

“I try to avoid reviews but Elton sends me them every day,” the 29-year-old actor told Jimmy. “I mean, he’s vetting my reviews. I’m sure there are bad ones that he’s not sending.”

“He emails them with the same title every time: And another one,” Taron continued.

Taron on his new relationship with Elton: “It sounds so weird to say, doesn’t it? I love him,” he said. “He wrote me a very beautiful note that day of the Cannes premiere and it said, ‘we’re cut from the same cloth, and I hope I’m here for many years to come to be your touchstone.’”


Taron Egerton on Friendship with Elton John & Playing Him in ‘Rocketman’
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Taron Egerton Confirms Elton John Is a 'Top' in 'Rocketman'

Taron Egerton poses for a photo with Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher at the film’s Australian premiere on Saturday (May 25) in Sydney, Australia.

In a recent interview to promote the movie, Taron opened up about portraying Elton John in some intimate sex scenes, including the moment he lost his virginity.

A reporter for Out asked if Elton‘s preferred sexual position in the scene was the “top.”

“I can’t believe I’m about to talk about this on camera. Yes, he is, that’s the way we approached it, yes,” he said.

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'Rocketman' Soundtrack Stream & Download - Listen to Taron Egerton Sing Elton John's Music!

We’re still one week away from the release of the Elton John biopic Rocketman, but the soundtrack has been released!

The soundtrack for the film features actor Taron Egerton performing all of Elton‘s most famous songs including “Your Song,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets,” and many more.

The final song on the album is “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” a brand new song that Elton and his collaborator Bernie Taupin wrote together. Performing it as a duet are Elton and Taron!

Rocketman has been receiving strong reviews and currently has an 88% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

You can stream the full soundtrack below and download it on iTunes!

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