Taron Egerton transforms into Sir Elton John in white feather jacket and THAT bejewelled baseball outfit in newly released pictures from upcoming biopic Rocketman
Closeted actor Taron Egerton transforms into Sir Elton John
Donning Elton's classic bejewelled sunglasses, the Kingsman 2 star sports a flamboyant look in the photos, wearing a white leather jacket with feathered shoulders over a star print vest.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||06/02/2019|
Bohemian Razzie 2
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/04/2019|
And, I read that’s is straight-washed. I saw previews and in one scene it looks like Elton is longingly looking at a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/04/2019|
When twinks play fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/04/2019|
Who will play Princess Diana?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/04/2019|
He sounds more like Paul Williams. Too throaty.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/04/2019|
Who will play David Furnish?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/04/2019|
R4 Naomi Watts
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/04/2019|
Who will play Tanned and Muscled Yacht Boy #11?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/04/2019|
This is going to be an epic flop.
Nobody wants to see anything about Elton John who is one of the most unpleasant people on the planet.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/04/2019|
. . . and managed to look NOTHING LIKE Dame Reg!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/04/2019|
You should have put Taron Egerton IS Elton John. Have you learned nothing?
Save it for the premier.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/04/2019|
The word is premiere, Mary R11. A premier is a political head of state.
Have YOU learned nothing?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/04/2019|
Please bring back Mackenzie Phillips as Kiki Dee
Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli performing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" By Elton John and Kiki Dee Season 2, Episode 12 - "Happy New Year" First Ai...
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/04/2019|
Who's playing the lovely Mrs. John?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/04/2019|
[quote]He sounds more like Paul Williams. Too throaty.
Yeah. He sounds great when he sings certain styles like when he sings Van Morrison's "Moondance" at the .59 second mark. He tends to be too effected when he sings.
A montage of clips of Taron Egerton singing taking from interviews and instagram during the 2018 Robin Hood Press Era and early Rocketman.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/04/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/05/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/05/2019|
So, Elton didn’t want an out gay actor playing him?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/05/2019|
Eminem wasn't available.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/05/2019|
He can really sing
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/05/2019|
Is Elton a proud gay man? Does he think of himself this way?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/05/2019|
R18 He's not the one who decides the studios don't want out actors for lead roles in big films
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/05/2019|
[quote]He's not the one who decides the studios don't want out actors for lead roles in big films
He has a say as he and his husband are producers. The way that Brian May and Roger Taylor had a say in who got cast for "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Initially Elton wanted Tom Hardy who was attached to it for a few years (Elton even gave him one of his costumes). Then either during shooting or right after shooting Kingsman 2, Taron reached out to the director of Rocketman to see if Tom Hardy was still in for the role and if not he wanted to audition for the role. By that time he knew Elton from Kingsman 2, he knew the director because he directed Taron in "Eddie the Eagle" and the executive producer is Matthew Vaughn who directed the Kingsman films. As these things often goes, it is who you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/06/2019|
Can Taron outdo Rami? Who’s better?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/06/2019|
Rami is a very good actor and overachiever.
Taron is bland and boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/06/2019|
Which straight actor will play the “heteroflexible” George Michael in the George Michael bio?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/06/2019|
Rocketman (2019) - Taron Egerton is Elton John in ROCKETMAN
Taron Egerton and the team behind Rocketman discuss bringing the music of Elton John to the big screen. ???? Experience Rocketman in theatres May 31. #Rocketman...
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/19/2019|
Taron Egerton Clarifies His Sexuality in the Wake of Speculation That He's Gay
"We are all secure in who we are."
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/19/2019|
Taron Egerton "Loved Every Second" of His Sex Scene in Rocketman With Richard Madden
"I’m not someone who is remotely perturbed by male intimacy."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/19/2019|
I remember Richard Madden making out with the gorgeous Douglas Booth in the Boy George biopic. Can't wait to see him in this sex scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/19/2019|
Taron had to present hole for the part.
He stayed with Elton and David while preparing for his role in Rocketman.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/19/2019|
Elton was Bi!
Um, no he’s gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/19/2019|
[quote] Nobody wants to see anything about Elton John who is one of the most unpleasant people on the planet.
That's what I said about Freddie Mercury about a year ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/19/2019|
True. Bohemian Rhapsody is a smash hit
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/19/2019|
Elton John gave Taron Egerton a diamond earring.
SUBSCRIBE to the OFFICIAL BBC YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn LAUNCH BBC iPlayer to access Live TV and Box Sets: https://bbc.in/2J18jYJ Taron Egerton...
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/19/2019|
I love his voice.
???? Taddee channel: http://youtube.com/c/taddee ???? Taron Egerton - The Way I Feel Inside LINK DOWNLOAD: https://goo.gl/233dO3 OR https://openload.co/f/iA22jlyJ_...
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/19/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/19/2019|
[quote]You should have put Taron Egerton IS Elton John. Have you learned nothing?
Yes, because "So-and-so IS so-and-so" hasn't become tiresome in the least.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/19/2019|
Who will play Prince Philip and Princess Diana?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/19/2019|
Taron Egerton Singing (2018 clips)
A montage of clips of Taron Egerton singing taking from interviews and instagram during the 2018 Robin Hood Press Era and early Rocketman.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/19/2019|
Hi, Taron at R37!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/19/2019|
I'll be surprised if he ever breaks out as a huge star. He's very sexy, but he's so short. You can be short and ethnic and be a male star, but it's very hard to be short and WASPy and be a male star. It's do-able, but it's very hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/19/2019|
The actor looks too young and with a full head of hair. I bet the movie will replace the Donald Duck suit with the foxy Robin Hood.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/19/2019|
Who will play Elton's beard bride Renate Blauel?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/19/2019|
He's perfect for the role.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/19/2019|
This looks great. He'll be nominated at the very least.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/19/2019|
R26 I see sarcasm, but hasn’t it since been established that George was in fact bi? Just preferred relationships to men, not sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/19/2019|
The only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy. ? Taron Egerton is Elton John in #Rocketman, in theatres May 31. Watch the new trailer now! ROCKETMAN ...
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/21/2019|
I'm a "straight" man playing an iconic gay man - give me an Oscar please!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/21/2019|
r44, see r14, and try to keep up.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/21/2019|
Please don't give him an Oscar nomination
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/21/2019|
Hmmm...I don’t remember Elton having a big neck mole.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/21/2019|
They didn't ugly him up enough to convincingly play Elton.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/21/2019|
Why wouldn’t they just use Elton’s recordings for the songs?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/21/2019|
Taron performed with Elton at Elton's Oscar party.
During the auction Elton welcomed to the stage actor Taron Egerton, star of the upcoming motion picture film, ROCKETMAN; an epic musical fantasy about the in...
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/25/2019|
R54, Exactly!! He sounds nothing like Elton John and I don’t even want to think of him hitting the high notes on Crocodile Rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/25/2019|
r54, I believe Elton (who co-produced the film) wanted Taron, who is a fine singer, the opportunity to interpret his songs his own way. Plus, based on the trailer, I have a feeling this movie is more of a traditional musical, where the songs are performed within the story, not just in the recording studio or on-stage, so the songs would have to have been re-recorded anyway.
Besides, Elton doesn't have the most extraordinary, immediately recognizable voice, the way Freddie Mercury does.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/25/2019|
Based on the trailer, it doesn't look the film has de-gayed Elton John. Also, Taron has said he and Richard Madden filmed a "hot" sex scene, though whether that makes the final cut remains to be seen.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/25/2019|
Elton didn’t want an openly gay man to play? Not even an unknown?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/25/2019|
R57, Are you on crack? Elton John doesn’t have an extraordinary or immediately recognizable voice?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/25/2019|
Sounds like it's already better than Bohemian Rhapsody
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/25/2019|
So will we get another straight guy winning an Oscar for playing a gay rock star two years in a row?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/25/2019|
Maybe Taron will come out before the end of the year
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/25/2019|
Rami was not hairy enough for Freddie, and Taron isn't hairy enouh for Reggie.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/25/2019|
r60, honestly, I don't. I suspect we recognize it simply because his songs are so much a part of the soundtrack of our lives. His talents was in the songwriting and the showmanship; I'm not saying he's a bad singer, he's a very fine singer, but he's not a singer noted for his vocal flourishes, the way Freddie Mercury or Frank Sinatra or Prince were. Having somebody else sing his songs is not criminal.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/25/2019|
Elton is unpleasant and let's be honest: his life is mostly boring. Dreary lower middle class upbringing of the kind nearly everyone had in post-war UK, with many events early in his career sort of happening around him instead of to him. His drug use reportedly turned him into a big whiny baby instead of an interesting hardcore kind of guy, so that's not particularly fruitful cinematic material either.
Much more interesting are the petty things he did to try to one-up David Bowie and other stars of the day, but I doubt they'll get into that.
R44, she's played by newcomer Celinde Schoenmaker, who hasn't been in anything else before.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/25/2019|
Here we go again...
[quote]Bare cheeks:@ParamountPics & filmmakers behind @eltonofficial film @rocketmanmovie having “heated discussions “ over 40 sec nude “cuddle” between @TaronEgerton & @_richardmadden - studio wants scene cut.
“Bare cheeks:??@ParamountPics? & filmmakers behind ?@eltonofficial? film ?@rocketmanmovie? having “heated discussions “ over 40 sec nude “cuddle” between ?@TaronEgerton? & ?@_richardmadden? -studio wants scene cut .”
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/22/2019|
geez, he a tweeker? was on james corden last nite and had the heebie jeebies….sad
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/22/2019|
The problem is that, unlike Freddie, Sir Elton is still among the living. And the touring.
Plus, his one major relationship with a woman wasn't a big part of this gay man's life, as Mary was to FM.
However, as I am a major fan of EJ and not one of FM, I will probably go to see this biopic, whereas I'm skipping "BR."
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/22/2019|
How are they gonna make an Elton john movie accessible to breeders? Are they gonna take his wife he was married to for 2 seconds in he 80s and expand her role?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||03/22/2019|
As shown by tweet at r67, the studio is going to straight-wash it so it doesn't offend the breeder audiences.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/22/2019|
Elton John wished he looked like Taron at any time in his life.
Elton has always had a face for radio. If he hadn’t already been established by the time MTV came around no way would he have the huge career he’s had.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/22/2019|
Talented, cute... love him!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/22/2019|
Supposedly he had two major relationships with women, one lady he was engaged to in the 1960s, and Renata.
This looks like a light and fluffy biopic though so I'm not holding my breath for anything revealing.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/22/2019|
Taron and Richard Madden Carpool Karaoke.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/22/2019|
Taron and Richard joke about kissing for the film.
“???? Taron and Richard on Carpool Karaoke episode! https://t.co/8UaugPVyG1”
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/22/2019|
Yes, two incredibly straight men. *rolls eyes*
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/22/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 78||03/22/2019|
Daily Mail is a tabloid rag, right? So I hope this is horseshit.
If a bunch of prudes deprive me of naked Richard Madden I'm going to be very angry.
EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures have demanded that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher and producer Matthew Vaughn cut a 40-second scene between Taron Egerton and Richard Madden.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/23/2019|
Maple Drive, a restuarant in BH was the local for Eltons' after Oscar party
I went several times.
That man is a complete asshole and a cunt.
Never meet people you admire. It never, ever works out.
But remember, we all thought the Queen movie was going to tank.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||03/23/2019|
Bummer about Sir Elton. I've met a handful of celebrities and most were pretty decent folks. Chief among them Jensen Ackles, who was an absolute sweetheart.
Back on topic: I honestly think Rocketman looks pretty good, and I don't even like musicals.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/23/2019|
I'm a huge Elton fan. I know he's a cunt, but that's okay. Definitely seeing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/23/2019|
Thank you r82. You put it better than I did.
EJ's talent is without question.
But he's still a rotten, rotten human being.
God help those kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/23/2019|
Yuck, yuck, yuck to all of this. Just yuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/23/2019|
[quote]Rocketman, Paramount’s Elton John musical, is expected to be rated R and will include an intimate love scene between Taron Egerton, who plays the English singer, and Richard Madden, who plays John's former manager and lover, John Reid, two sources close to the film tell The Hollywood Reporter.
I guess the studio wanted to get rid of that scene to make the movie PG-13 so it would possibly be as successful as Bohemian Rhapsody.
The film will include an intimate love scene between stars Taron Egerton and Richard Madden.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/23/2019|
R85 Sounds like they're still in discussions, so that's good, I guess. I trust Hollywood Reporter more than I do Daily Mail.
The sex scene sounds pretty tame, though, for them to be making such a fuss over it. Maybe I'm just used to watching R rated movies more so than PG-13 ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/23/2019|
Yeah, it's still in the editing stage. This from director:
[quote]Seeing much speculation about ROCKETMAN!! That’s good! It’s still unfinished so it’s nothing but rumors. It has and always will be the no holds barred, musical fantasy that Paramount and producers passionately support and believe in. See for yourself May 24. Dx x
I'm glad people are speaking up while there's still time, although how much good did that do with BR when reports came out that it was straight-washed? I'm also hearing the R rating is because of the violence and the drug use in addition to the nudity, not just because of the nudity itself.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/23/2019|
There better be gay sex in the movie
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/23/2019|
*Sorry, that should be [italic]swearing[/italic], not violence.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/23/2019|
The trailer looks great. Just like BR, the music will drive it.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/23/2019|
Not advisable when the lead character is a bottom, #88
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/23/2019|
I went to IMDB, mostly to find out about the director's prior directing credits (which are scant). The most surprising thing (to me) is that Bryce Dallas Howard plays Elton's mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/23/2019|
[quote]I went to IMDB, mostly to find out about the director's prior directing credits (which are scant).
Dexter is primarily an actor. He completed Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer's firing and he's friends with director Matthew Vaughn who is "Rocketman"s producer, as well as producer of Fletcher's other film "Eddie the Eagle".
The studio is going for PG13 because it gives them a better chance at making money. There was a large audience of people under 18 who helped make "The Greatest Showman" rake in over 400 million at the box office. The film is going to be more fantastical than Bohemian Rhapsody, it's more like "Moulin Rouge" and "Across the Universe".
|by Anonymous||reply 93||03/23/2019|
Is this like Elton's 50th anniversary in showbiz or something? A movie, a book and he says he's semi-retiring (i.e. "farewell tour").
I'll never forgive him for pretending to be straight in the 80s, at the height of AIDS. Was he afraid of decreased record sales?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||03/23/2019|
R94 He was also all over Ryan White and respectable children with AIDS, but stayed the fuck away from icky gay men with AIDS
|by Anonymous||reply 95||03/23/2019|
I would have preferred that they titled the movie, "Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza," in honor of one of the most mangled and misheard lyric in pop history.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/23/2019|
better have a shitload of sex and nudity, I was in LA in 1970 when cokey creepy Elton was at ev hwood party, bein an ass hole.
taron simmer down on the adderalll or whatev,,,,ur health will tank if u don't.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/23/2019|
Taron Egerton and Richard Madden's full Carpool Karaoke is up for now.
A video containing two of the most handsome men in the world for your viewing pleasure.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||03/24/2019|
Thanks for posting that.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||03/24/2019|
Movies, nonsense, horror, nonsense, fellas, nonsense.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||03/25/2019|
Jesus, they've been promoting the shit out of this thing and we're still two months away from the release date. They really need this to be a hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||03/25/2019|
R98 Thanks for the link.
Goddamn, I love Richard's accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||03/25/2019|
[quote]he says he's semi-retiring
He rushed out a press release less than 24 hours after one of his bete noires, Neil Diamond, announced his retirement. Notably, Elton's retirement wasn't actually a retirement.
He's been pissy about Neil ever since Neil got him the first gig at the Troub, but lord knows why. He was jealous of everyone even if there was no reason for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||03/26/2019|
Wait, is it betes noire? Have I committed an egregious faux pas?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||03/26/2019|
R103, Elton is much better and a far bigger star than Neil Diamond.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||03/26/2019|
Elton is also one of the most litigious celebrities in the UK. No film about him would get made (a) without him and David as producers and (b) it will be a total whitewash.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||03/26/2019|
R106 here again I do hope Taron is gay, he can present hole to me anytime.
There was a notorious photo taken in the 1970s of Elton presenting hole (well with his trousers down anyway) and he had a really hairy ass. A quick look on Google Images turned up nothing. Guess his lawyers got that taken down.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||03/26/2019|
Is David Furnish sure he's talking about Elton John?
[quote]Taron was perfect,” Furnish says. “When I first met Elton I was quite taken by his masculinity. He’s quite a blokey gay man. You can take him and put him in these costumes, pile up the feathers or the crazy stuff, and it all just kind of lands on him in a very masculine way.
Introducing our May cover star
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/02/2019|
R108, that quote LMAO. Elton thinks he’s very straight acting I’ve heard him mention that in a couple of interviews. I’m sure Furnish says things like that to keep him happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/02/2019|
Taron should get an award if he had to be manhandled by Elton to get the part.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/02/2019|
I first discovered Taron in the very fun Kingsmen movie. He is sexy, super talented, and he can fit in your pocket! Love him, but it's a shame he did that God awful Robin hood movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||04/03/2019|
[quote] Taron was perfect,” Furnish says. “When I first met Elton I was quite taken by his masculinity. He’s quite a blokey gay man.
Oh my God, that's the most deluded thing I've ever read in my life.
Do you think David Furnish really believes this?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||04/03/2019|
I do hope this video is available to people outside the UK. Forward to 12 mins 23 for the Elton impression. Or just watch the whole thing - it is fucking hilarious.
He's one of the most well-known pop stars ever, but how well do you really know George Michael? Watch as Kevin Bishop and co. offer an intriguing take on the...
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/04/2019|
This film going to flop because of Elton's sexual assault allegation #MeToo
|by Anonymous||reply 114||04/06/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/06/2019|
Oh, fuck you, r114. I'm going to see it June 1 for the first time.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||04/06/2019|
[quote]I do hope this video is available to people outside the UK. Forward to 12 mins 23 for the Elton impression. Or just watch the whole thing - it is fucking hilarious.
It's a thing that Elton thinks he's that masculine? That's hilarious. I also cracked up over Andrew leaving George but taking Pepsie and Shirlie with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||04/06/2019|
Tantrums, Part 1
|by Anonymous||reply 118||04/06/2019|
There are rumors he's going to come out soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||04/06/2019|
Is Taron going to win an Oscar for this?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||04/06/2019|
If he does come out, he'll move the top of my First Openly Gay Actor to win an Oscar list. My current number one is the sad Ellen Page, followed closely by Sir Ian.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||04/06/2019|
[quote] There are rumors he's going to come out soon.
In his British GQ profile he talks about being straight and playing gay, how he was upset that people thought he was gay (after posting that a Male friend was cute) not because it's a bad thing but because people acted as if he's gay baiting, he talked about being proud that he and his girlfriend reconciled after a brief split. So if he's "going to come out soon" he has an odd way of going about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||04/06/2019|
Those rumors are non-existent.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||04/06/2019|
This movie looks great. Like a more explicitly gay Bohemian Rhapsody.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||04/07/2019|
It's going to be between Joaquin Phoenix and Egerton for the Oscar next year.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||04/10/2019|
I just saw Taron on an old Graham Norton show.
Watch the show on Youtube. If that guy isn't gay than neither am I. Please.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||04/10/2019|
r125 Tell us what do you smoke, Taron.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||04/11/2019|
[QUOTE]If that guy isn't gay than neither am I.
He’s just British. They all seem gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||04/11/2019|
No, they don't. But Taron does.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||04/11/2019|
New still of Egerton and Madden.
152k Likes, 1,206 Comments - Taron Egerton (@taron.egerton) on Instagram: “Can’t stand him. @maddenrichard @rocketmanmovie ???? @gavinbondphotography ????????”
|by Anonymous||reply 130||04/15/2019|
Really hope they don't "unbitch" John. He's always been a notorious asshole, so I hope they don't try and nice him up.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||04/15/2019|
Oh but he’s Bi not gay! He was married and everything like Freddie!
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/15/2019|
R128 He's Welsh.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||04/15/2019|
If Taron had been a theater actor and not a movie actor, he would've come out years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||04/15/2019|
Wales is part of Great Britain. He's British, not English. Though I can see why Welsh people would just rather be defined as Welsh.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||04/15/2019|
[quote] Jesus, they've been promoting the shit out of this thing and we're still two months away from the release date. They really need this to be a hit.
Elton has been promoting his biopic film since December last year. One of Britain's biggest department stores (John Lewis) makes hugely popular Christmas ads every year. Elton was the star of this year's ad - but instead of promoting John Lewis or its products, it was basically a promo for Elton's own "Rocketman" biopic movie. The ad showed a kaleidoscope of Elton's life through the decades, including an episode when his mom (apparently?) bought him a piano as a Xmas gift to foster his talent.
However, the department store John Lewis doesn't even sell pianos. So basically it wasn't a store ad, it was an early film promo.
Many Brits were confused and bemused by this.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||04/15/2019|
[quote] I've met a handful of celebrities and most were pretty decent folks. Chief among them Jensen Ackles, who was an absolute sweetheart.
R81, if you're still with us, tell us more.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||04/15/2019|
Everyone I know presumes Taron is gay. Richard is walking around LA with his 25yo out and proud boyfriend. If they both officially come out, it'd be kind of a big deal and would likely garner a lot of press - two OUT gay/bi actors playing gay/bi roles in a major studio feature film isn't something that happens every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||04/15/2019|
I wonder Mr Egerton feels sheepish knowing the prime reason he was chosen for the role because he has such a wide face?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||04/15/2019|
[quote] I was in LA in 1970 when cokey creepy Elton was at ev hwood party, bein an ass hole.
R97, how was Elton "creepy"?
And, besides being firmly in the closet doing the AIDS epidemic, what else did Elton do to garner an 'asshole-ish' reputation?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||04/15/2019|
Elton deserves respect. Billboard recently anointed him the #1 Billboard Hot 100 Make Artist of all time! Surpassing Elvis. That matters as a statistic you can throw in the ignorant faces of the masses. Gay men matter... always have.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||04/15/2019|
What is a "make artist"? I still prefer Elvis. I only know 2 songs by Elton.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||04/15/2019|
Who's going to play the hunky bodyguard slaves who have to carry Elton around like Humpty Dumpty everywhere?
Found on Google from thesun.co.uk
|by Anonymous||reply 143||04/15/2019|
I doubt Elton’s biopic will reveal a new side to him or any new interesting information. I expect boring whitewashing. And Egerton’s voice is not as good as Elton’s - they should just use Elton’s early recordings.
I would rather watch a biopic about this convoluted quartet of lovers:
“The British Supreme Court ruled that people in England and Wales should not be able to read about the sexual exploits of Elton John’s Canadian husband David Furnish.
Furnish sought a publication BAN in January as the Sun on Sunday was about to publish details of Furnish’s sexual encounters, including a threesome...
Even though the injunction is not valid outside England and Wales, lawyers for John and Furnish tried to remove stories from the Web by filing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaints. The DMCA, though, is intended to protect against infringement of copyright.
Ironically, the attempts by John and Furnish to infringe on press freedoms - which has reportedly cost them an estimated $2 million CAD - turned gossip that likely would have been ignored by mainstream media into a bigger story.”
|by Anonymous||reply 144||04/15/2019|
"Wales is part of Great Britain. He's British, not English."
He was born IN ENGLAND
|by Anonymous||reply 145||04/15/2019|
[quote]He was born IN ENGLAND
He went to primary school in WALES and considers himself Welsh.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||04/15/2019|
Yeah, he considers himself Welsh but he was born and raised in England.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||04/15/2019|
England and Wales are basically the same thing. The whole country is 3 times smaller than the state of Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||04/15/2019|
I'm going to hate him by the time the movie comes out.
"When I was 14 or 15, I had a period of thinking I might be gay and I spoke to my mother about it," Taron says as he poses for an exclusive shoot by Damon Baker in Attitude's June issue,
"It was part of a period in my life where my mind was figuring things out. You question everything, there are hormones... It was a very real feeling to me and I was very panicked and upset about how I would be perceived.
"That is not the same as going through it for real but there is some understanding of what it might be like, and I remember feeling that accutely.
The 'Rocketman' stars says that while he'll never be able to fully relate to the LGBTQ experience, he was able to draw on his own for his role as Sir Elton John.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||04/26/2019|
He looks nothing like Elton (there does not even seem to be a “transformation” for the role), his face is distractingly square as Elton John, and his voice is much more masculine sounding and limited (and not even half as good as John’s).
I don’t want to see a musical with a subpar singer playing a great singer (even if John is a total asshole, I still love the music he and Bernie made together and I love young Elton’s melodic voice and range).
At least with Tom Hardy in it (Hardy also would have been very miscast but is a much better actor) it could have been a camp event!
|by Anonymous||reply 150||04/26/2019|
R66 I saw her in Les Mis, I think, a few years ago
|by Anonymous||reply 151||04/27/2019|
He's not closeted. He's straight and gaybaiting. At least Richard is actually bi (I assume).
|by Anonymous||reply 152||04/27/2019|
Who plays the stomach pumper?
|by Anonymous||reply 153||04/27/2019|
I loved EJ's music in the 70's but I never wanted to look at him
|by Anonymous||reply 154||04/27/2019|
"He's not closeted. He's straight and gaybaiting"
He flames so if he's really straight he's not doing a good job of selling it
|by Anonymous||reply 155||04/27/2019|
I’m only going to this to see my boo Richard Madden.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||04/27/2019|
r155 He doesn't flame. Is just his way of mocking gays. He is deplorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||04/27/2019|
Why was he looking so longingly and lovingly at Colin?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||04/27/2019|
R157 He isn't a deplorable, he's a despicable.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||04/28/2019|
Tarons welsh not English. So he can't be anglo saxon dummy.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||04/28/2019|
r157, he has flamed for years, go back and watch some old interviews
|by Anonymous||reply 161||04/29/2019|
[quote]This month's Elton John biopic, Rocketman, stars three young U.K. standouts—Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, and Richard Madden—who grew up in the world Sir Elton built. Here, they share how his hits intersected with their lives.
Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, and Richard Madden reflect on the world Sir Elton built.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||05/02/2019|
Looks so obvious now in hindsight...
|by Anonymous||reply 163||05/02/2019|
Is notoriously un-gay Jamie Bell in the Elton John movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 164||05/02/2019|
Taron's face is really BEAT.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||05/02/2019|
I was dismayed to see a photograph of Elton Joan with DL fav Aaron Schock. I can't find it and don't want to but all were grinning. Actually it is easily Googled and there's two different ones. Don't know the circumstances. Disappointing in and of itself. Sure hope it's part of the movie. Thelma Furnish was handsome once.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||05/02/2019|
For the last time: Taron is NOT closeted, he's just a gay baiting heterosexual. Richard on the other hand...
|by Anonymous||reply 167||05/02/2019|
Taron pings, Richard doesn't
|by Anonymous||reply 168||05/02/2019|
R168 That's funny because RIchard is the bi/gay one.
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|by Anonymous||reply 170||05/02/2019|
R168 You just haven’t seen the right footage. Richard pings from outer space.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||05/02/2019|
Taron pings from outer space.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||05/02/2019|
Richard is the queeniest queen when he's not doing his macho spiel in public. You can see some of that coming through in r163.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||05/02/2019|
Girls, they both ping.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||05/02/2019|
Taron is just gaybaiting. He disgusts me.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||05/03/2019|
R175 it’s tiresome
|by Anonymous||reply 176||05/03/2019|
Video for Taron's Rocketman:
#Rocketman #EltonJohn #TaronEgerton #CastofRocketman Here's the official video for the new single Rocket Man! The First track off the Album: ROCKETMAN (Music...
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|by Anonymous||reply 178||05/03/2019|
R177 For those in the know, how much is this auto tuned.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||05/03/2019|
I'm not in the know, but I don't think there's much auto tuning -- if for no other reason that Taron doesn't sound all that great. He's not awful, but he's not fabulous, either. I'm willing to overlook that if he plays the part well, though. Given the choice between a mediocre actor who lip syncs his songs and a great actor who sings his own songs, I'll take the latter.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||05/03/2019|
Is George Michael next?
|by Anonymous||reply 181||05/03/2019|
What straight actor could they get to play him R181?
|by Anonymous||reply 182||05/03/2019|
r182, I'll play him, and when I do interviews to promote the film I'll reiterate how straight I am
|by Anonymous||reply 183||05/03/2019|
R179, I would suspect it's not autotuned at all. Edgerton's got a good sense of pitch (see his performance live linked below - he has excellent pitch throughout, which actually isn't easy). He doesn't have a terribly strong voice, but it's got a pleasing tone and he's got a feel for phrasing.
During the auction Elton welcomed to the stage actor Taron Egerton, star of the upcoming motion picture film, ROCKETMAN; an epic musical fantasy about the in...
|by Anonymous||reply 184||05/03/2019|
Was struck by what sausages Elton has for fingers now, it's amazing he can still play. Contrast with his hands in this video from his prime.
Elton performed numerous songs on the BBC music TV show, The Old Grey Whistle Test. Among them was ‘Tiny Dancer’ in 1971, destined to become one of his most ...
|by Anonymous||reply 185||05/03/2019|
While at RADA, Egerton won the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Perfomer of The Year Award . To me he has a voice for theatre, but he does pop well. Here's the track he did for Eddie the Eagle with Hugh Jackman.
Order Eddie The Eagle on DVD now http://po.st/oT25iD Taken from 'Fly’ - Songs Inspired by the film EDDIE THE EAGLE Order now iTunes http://po.st/DIdqUw Amazo...
|by Anonymous||reply 186||05/03/2019|
Please tell me this is going to suck. On Graham Norton it seemed like the whole audience wanted it to be like BoRhap and then Taron spent a lot of time saying that isn’t what it is. Audiences must be suspect.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||05/06/2019|
I’m assuming Taron’s girlfriend has low hanging balls.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||05/06/2019|
No, but she does have a pendulous dong that Taron seems to enjoy.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||05/06/2019|
Taron on kissing guys on screen:
[quote]"For me, kissing a man onscreen is no less appealing than kissing a woman onscreen," he says. "I'm not in any way repulsed by the male form. It's an uncomfortable thing regardless of who you're with — it makes no difference as to your sexual preference."
"I didn't think it was Taron. I thought it was me," says the musical legend of watching the actor, who shaved half his head, painted a gap in his teeth and made out with a 'Game of Thrones' star for a biopic that Paramount prays can replicate 'Bohemian Rhapsody' success — despite R-rated gay sex and drugs — and launch Egerton into the stratosphere of Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||05/07/2019|
r190 So explain to me why, if his words are not gaybaiting and he is in fact telling people he is gay... openly, why do he say he is hetero and has a girlfriend. He is gaybaiting and you, delusional dumb bitches, are falling for it. He has a movie with a gay central character and needs our money. Straight people doesn't care for an old gay diva, let alone are dying to watch some male actors kissing on screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||05/08/2019|
The Rocketman song list:
“The Bitch Is Back” (Introduction)
“I Want Love”
“Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting)”
“Thank You for All Your Loving”
“Rock & Roll Madonna” — Interlude
“Take Me to the Pilot”
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” — Interlude
“Pinball Wizard” — Interlude
“Bennie and the Jets”
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” — Interlude
“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word”
“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
“I’m Still Standing”
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” - new song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin and recorded by John and Egerton.
The soundtrack to the new Elton John biopic Rocketman will be released on Friday, May 24, one week before the film opens in U.S. theaters. The album mainly features new versions of classic Elton tunes sung by Rocketman star Taron Egerton, and includes a brand-new song titled “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” that was co-written [...]
|by Anonymous||reply 192||05/08/2019|
Highly doubt Tarron is closeted. I think Elton John would have a problem with a closeted actor playing him he appears to be very anti bullshit where being in the closet would be an example of bullshit!
|by Anonymous||reply 193||05/08/2019|
"Highly doubt Tarron is closeted. I think Elton John would have a problem with a closeted actor playing him he appears to be very anti bullshit where being in the closet would be an example of bullshit!"
We're talking about a guy who performed at Rush Limbaugh's wedding
|by Anonymous||reply 194||05/08/2019|
[quote]he appears to be very anti bullshit where being in the closet would be an example of bullshit!
A singer who was in the closet most of his career, bearded, and stayed closeted during the height of the AIDS epidemic while people were dying? A time when his voice may have helped bring some attention to their plight? This is who you’re referring to?
|by Anonymous||reply 195||05/08/2019|
I've had the unfortunate experience of meeting Sir Elton twice. He was and is just as big an obnoxious asshole as his reputation suggest. I'm seriously surprised no one hasent sued him for sexual harassment. I knew him during his " drunk & drugs " years..He was a groper and would hang all over any young guy who didn't have the self respect to push him away. I also knew him during his now sober days. A dry drunk. Mean, spoiled, angry and a major creep. People have remarked that they prefer the using Elton over the sober Elton...at least drunk or drugged their was a possiblity of him passing out.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||05/08/2019|
[quote]at least drunk or drugged their was a possiblity of him passing out.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||05/08/2019|
Sorry...slightly stoned. * there *
|by Anonymous||reply 198||05/08/2019|
Luv ya r198!
|by Anonymous||reply 199||05/08/2019|
I thought one of Elton's employees came out and said he'd been groped. That seemed to go away rather quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||05/08/2019|
The film will follow Elton John from his humble beginnings
|by Anonymous||reply 201||05/11/2019|
Taron is a cutie!
|by Anonymous||reply 202||05/11/2019|
'Rocketman' Star Taron Egerton Moved to Tears During Standing Ovation at Cannes
The festival kicked into overdrive Thursday night with the Elton John biopic, which was directed by Dexter Fletcher. Rocketman took flight on Thursday night with a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, drawing an electric four-minute standing ovation for Paramount's $41 million biopic of Elton John, starring Taron Egerton as the music legend.
John, Egerton, director Dexter Fletcher and co-stars Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard were all in attendance at the special out-of-competition gala screening inside the Palais' Grand Theatre Lumiere. John produced the film with partner David Furnish, Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling and David Reid, and the whole team joined in for the festivities.
During the screening, the audience broke into spontaneous applause during the performances of "Your Song" and "I'm Still Standing." Following the showing, John and Egerton were moved to tears by the audience and embraced. In an impromptu move, Fletcher grabbed the microphone and thanked the crowd for their response, saying, “We’re absolutely blown away by your fantastic reception.”
The premiere marked a homecoming (of sorts) for John, who has an estate in nearby Nice, some 20 minutes from Cannes. He has spent time in the yellow summer home in a Belle Epoque villa surrounded by the parklands of Mont Boron since the 1990s. As for the film and festival debut, the singer-songwriter hasn't said much about his past coming to life on the big screen. He did, however, email The Hollywood Reporter about how it felt seeing footage of Egerton in his famous shoes. "I didn't think it was Taron. I thought it was me. That's the highest compliment I can tell you," John wrote
The festival kicked into overdrive Thursday night with the Elton John biopic, which was directed by Dexter Fletcher.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||05/16/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 204||05/16/2019|
I thought he was the middle guy R203’s pic, the guy who looks like he’s crying.
I thought “damn he aged quick.”
|by Anonymous||reply 205||05/16/2019|
R205 is Taupin
|by Anonymous||reply 206||05/16/2019|
R196 I'm seriously surprised no one hasent sued him for sexual harassment.
Elton John sexually harassed me, former bodyguard claims
Elton John is being sued for sexual harassment by a former bodyguard who claims the singer subjected him to a barrage of ”unwelcome” intimate touching and lurid suggestions over several years.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||05/19/2019|
Jeffrey Wenninger alleges that John tried to grab his genitals, pulled his nipples and told him that he had “so many gay genes”, in court documents lodged by lawyer. The documents claim he was a victim of sexual harassment and battery.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||05/19/2019|
Elton John defends photograph seized in 'child porn' art raid
A photograph from a controversial art collection owned by Sir Elton John has been seized by police in a child porn inquiry
|by Anonymous||reply 209||05/19/2019|
[quote]I'm seriously surprised no one hasent sued him for sexual harassment.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||05/19/2019|
R148, No, England and Wales are not anywhere near the same thing, right down to the Welsh black hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||05/19/2019|
American ignorance on full display at R148.
Only the most provincial Americans need to compare the size of other countries to the size of Texas to put them into perspective.
Can you relate to a country without comparing it to your own (big, I'll grant you that) hellhole provincial backwaters?
|by Anonymous||reply 212||05/19/2019|
I’m sad Taron has ditched the ear ring.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||05/23/2019|
he is said to be a mean drunk....he partys way too much …. look at him..
|by Anonymous||reply 214||05/23/2019|
I ran into Elton often at partys in LA in the late seventys….as gross and tacky a perv as u can imagine , we all assumed he was an addict. we avoided him except the boys he bought...
|by Anonymous||reply 215||05/23/2019|
we often saw taron late late nite in London so wasted, wandering the streets, seemed lost....hope he is ok
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|by Anonymous||reply 220||05/23/2019|
Well if the box office soars expectations, then Egerton can secure a spot. Globe nod seems locked at this point, a win is in close reach. In Rocketman's favor, the reviews are better than Bohemian Rhapsody so there isn't a "ugh" factor to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||05/23/2019|
The gif at r220 is spectacular: Taron absolutely lights up when Hugh looks at him!
|by Anonymous||reply 222||05/23/2019|
If those gifs were set in normal speed, it wouldn't look like he is salivating over Hugh. The low speed gives movements a "sensual" tone.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||05/24/2019|
R179 there was a suggestion that George Martin’s son recorded Egerton then blended it together with elton’s voice. Saw Rocketman last night loved it. You can here the parts between Egerton singing and then the blended version when the songs take off and it works well.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||06/01/2019|
Good Lord hear
|by Anonymous||reply 225||06/01/2019|
Loved the movie and cried during the final rehab scene (I know...MARY!)
One thing puzzled me. In the final musical sequence, I’m Still Standing, the picture quality deteriorated. It looked like video enlarged. I get that it was mostly a recreation of the video that was shown on MTV back in the day, but why the fuzzy image?
|by Anonymous||reply 226||06/01/2019|
The Taron GIFs are killing me. So thirsty. Has anyone asked Vincent Gallo what was going on there?
|by Anonymous||reply 227||06/01/2019|
No out gay actor has ever been a leading man. That's just a fact. Taron wants to be a star and a female fantasy so has to say he's straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||06/01/2019|
Which out actor came closest to becoming a leading man in the movies? Rupert Everett maybe?
|by Anonymous||reply 229||06/02/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 230||06/02/2019|
Luke Evans does crap movies though so he can hardly be called a star.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||06/02/2019|
Huh? A lot of big hit comic book movies are "crap movies" - what does being a star have to do with the quality of your movies?
|by Anonymous||reply 232||06/02/2019|
How tall is Taron? Jamie Bell is pocket size and seemed to tower over Taron.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||06/02/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 234||06/02/2019|
Maybe he CLAIMS to be 5'9"
He doesn't look any taller than 5'8"
|by Anonymous||reply 235||06/02/2019|