Elton John and his writing partner Bernie Taupin have responded to the brand new film.
The legendary 72-year-old singer was apparently very emotional watching the film about his life. Speaking about watching the film, Elton John said, “I was blown away. I was very moved, I cried the first time I saw it… I cried a lot this time”.
Bernie Taupin, Elton’s long-time co-songwriter echoed Elton’s reaction, adding it was “very emotional”.
Speaking about Taron Egerton‘s acting and singing ability, Elton was shocked at how good Taron actually was saying, “I knew Taron could sing and soon as I met him, I felt that there was something special there. And when I first heard him sing, don’t let the sun go down on me, I was flabbergasted. This is as good as my version really!”
He continued, “There are very dark moments in the movie, but the music lifts it out of the dark moments. Not only did he have to perform my life but he had to sing my life and that’s a double whammy. I’m am looking at me. This is me here”.
Elton ended by saying that he was “very proud of this movie” and that he was very proud of Bernie.
Rocket Man opens nationwide 22nd May 2019
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