Taron Egerton’s anticipated turn as Elton John in Rocketman will also see him get down and dirty with Richard Madden.
The Bodyguard star plays Elton’s lover John Reid in the upcoming biopic (that’s not a biopic), and Egerton has revealed that he “loved every second” of filming it. “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 told MTV of working with Madden.
“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.”
He added to BANG Showbiz: “I probably shouldn’t be telling you this but we have a sex scene. We went to some places together and got quite physical.”
Rocketman is set to chart Elton’s rise to fame alongside his substance abuse, with a first trailer dropping recently.
Speaking about the movie, Egerton previously said: “It’s a fantasy musical so it’s actually his songs used to express important beats in his life at emotional moments. He’s not the only character that sings. It’s going to be fun.”
Rocketman is set to be released on May 24, 2019.