Taron Egerton had to get deep into character in order to play Elton John in the upcoming film “Rocketman”.
In an interview with MTV, the actor talked about playing the role of the music superstar.
“I really threw myself into it, I filmed my first sex scene for this film and it’s with quite a well-known man,” he revealed, referring to “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden, who plays John’s longtime manager and former lover John Reid in the film.
“I do feel the movie we shot is absolutely a celebration of everything that Elton John is and part of that is his sexuality,” Egerton continued. “I actually think the gay community will be quite surprised by quite how gay it feels. I’ve loved every second of it.
“I’m not someone who is remotely perturbed by male intimacy and I am quite proud of what we’ve done with it. We really went some places with it,” he added.
In another interview with BANG Showbiz, Egerton also said of his scene with Madden, “We went to some places together and got quite physical.”
“Rocketman” is set to hit theatres May 31, 2019.