A number of weeks again, Rami Malek took residence the Finest Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Queen singer Freddie Mercury within the crowd-pleasing Bohemian Rhapsody. And whereas Malek had the total help of residing Queen members Brian Could and Roger Taylor, he by no means needed to cope with Mercury’s evaluation of the efficiency. The identical can’t be stated for Taron Egerton, who’s about to play Elton John on display screen within the biopic Rocketman. John could be very a lot alive and touring, and when requested about having to play Sir Elton in entrance of Sir Elton, Egerton admits:

Taron Egerton makes the leap to the piano bench after tackling spies within the Kingsman motion pictures, and the ski soar within the successful Eddie the Eagle. He can’t be feeling an excessive amount of strain, as Sir Elton John has been very vocal in his help for each the film Rocketman and the lead casting. The legendary singer/songwriter apparently gave producers his blessing on Egerton after listening to him sing. And just lately, the duo carried out John’s hit Tiny Dancer collectively, which was pretty.

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And but, behind his thoughts, Taron Egerton has to really feel that if the critiques are unhealthy, or his efficiency is criticized, he can have Sir Elton John to reply to! When requested by James Corden on the Late Late Present episode about when John will see Rocketman, the younger star sheepishly admitted:

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Hilarious. You understand that the 2 of them will play properly on the promotional tour for Rocketman. In truth, if it’s something like Bohemian Rhapsody, the members of Queen have been extraordinarily vocal in help of that movie, and even rode the film’s momentum to a gap slot on the Academy Awards. So, can we anticipate to see an Elton John and Taron Egerton duet on the Oscars subsequent yr? Provided that there’s an authentic track on the Rocketman soundtrack, which may very well be eligible.

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Try the total clip of Taron Egerton speaking Rocketman and enjoying “James That Tune” on The Late Late Present with James Corden.

We’ll all be capable of choose for ourselves how Taron Egerton does as Sir Elton John when Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman reaches theaters on Could 31. From what we’ve got seen thus far, it’s embracing a fantasy aspect that can permit it to bob and weave between reality and fiction (which have been among the slings aimed toward Bohemian Rhapsody). However with John’s blessings, it needs to be a easy journey, no?


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