Taron Egerton Shares the Hardest Half About Reworking Into Elton John in Rocketman

Taron Egerton explains he made an enormous, erm, “sacrifice” when he remodeled into Elton John.

Starring in Rocketman, a musical rendition concerning the legendary singer’s breakthrough years, the 29-year-old British star remembers the particular moments he shared with Sir Elton (like studying his private diary!) and what it was actually like to change his look for the position.

Talking to E! Information, Taron admits that whereas it was “fairly thrilling” to embody the 72-year-old icon, there was one main a part of the hair and make-up course of he did not precisely “relish.”

“I can bear in mind the day we first did these issues to my hair,” he explains of the magnificence transformation, which was developed over months. “For the ’70s interval of the movie, we used my very own hair within the hope of reaching one thing very pure. We dyed my hair, we thinned it out and we shaved my hairline up [sighs] additional than it already is.”

Regardless of not having fun with shaving his hairline, he reveals that it helped him get into character.

“But it surely was nice actually. I discovered one thing fairly thrilling about remodeling the best way you look a bit, particularly as an actor, as a result of it makes you’re feeling completely different. So while I did not relish having my brow bicked on daily basis, as a result of I used to be frightened it would not develop again, it really works very well within the film.”

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Throughout this a part of filming, the British star jokes he “was beneath a hat all 12 months.”

He provides, “Which is kind of fantastic a number of the time, however it is a bit of a ache when you are going to dinner or one thing, however it’s alright. What are you able to say? It is all for the artwork,” he quips.

Along with his transformation, he reveals Sir Elton let him learn by way of his diary. “That was such an thrilling factor… completely hilarious as effectively,” Taron says. “They’re so humorous.”

He shares an instance of what the dairy entries are like, and explains “they’re very economically written.”

“It will likely be one thing from 1972 or no matter, ‘The washer is damaged once more. Wrote a tune referred to as “Honky Cat.” And that is all it says for a day.” Egerton continues, and says with a cheeky smile, “One other one in all my favourite ones is: ‘Went out for dinner final night time, did a moody, smashed a plate of french fries.'”

Moreover, Taron’s co-star Richard Madden additionally dishes on Rocketman (he performs John Reid) and the one factor that made him really feel “bare.”

“There’s nothing extra terrifying… I felt bare when [I] sing and dance. You are type of exhibiting various things and I used to be actually petrified of it,” the 32-year-old Scottish actor reveals to E! Information. “I labored actually laborious to attempt to be sure that I wasn’t interested by my singing voice on the day [of filming]. I used to be interested by the storytelling, as an alternative.”

To see the total interviews with each Madden and Egerton, watch the video clips above!

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