Taron Egerton, star of the new musical biopic Rocketman, talks about about playing Elton John and having a takeaway curry with the musical icon.
They say in showbiz, timing is everything. And Rocketman is very well-timed.
Bohemian Rhapsody proved emphatically that there is a huge cinematic appetite for rock-and-pop star biopics, which have long been the domain of the small screen. That film earned more than $900 million at the global box office and garnered an Academy Award for lead actor Rami Malek.
Working in Rocketman’s favor is the fact that Bo Rhap (as Rocketman star Taron Egerton refers to it) was a widely embraced, award-winning film that everybody agreed could’ve been a little better. And quite a lot gayer.