Taron Egerton Talks Filming Sex Scene For Upcoming Elton John Musical Biopic 'Rocketman'

November 28, 2018

Rocketman, the forthcoming biographical musical that centers on the life of Elton John, will not be shying away from the superstar’s sexuality. The film’s star, actor Taron Egerton, opened up about shooting his first-ever sex scene for the movie.

“I really threw myself into it, I filmed my first sex scene for this film,” Taron told MTV. “I do feel the movie we shot is absolutely a celebration of everything that Elton John is and part of that is his sexuality. I actually think the gay community will be quite surprised by quite how gay it feels. I loved every second if it.”

Though the singer squashed rumors that he was gay earlier this month, he had no hang-ups when it came to filming intimate scenes with a male partner: “I’m not someone who is remotely perturbed by male intimacy. I’m quite proud of what we’ve done in it. We really went to some places with it.

Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jamie Bell co-star in Rocketman, as John Reid (Elton’s former manager and love), Sheila Eileen (Elton’s mother) and Bernie Taupin (Elton’s frequent collaborator) respectively. The film is due to hit theaters May 17, 2019.

Watch Egerton's interview with MTV below. He discusses Rocketman at the 3:18 mark.