Taron Egerton & Jamie Bell Talk ‘Rocketman’ To Man About Town

Rocketman arrrives in just a few weeks on May 31, 2019. I can’t wait. Fingers crossed that highly-anticipated love scene between Taron Egerton and Richard Madden doesn’t end up on the cutting room floor. That would suck big time.

With the release date approaching quickly, all the biopic’s stars are in the thick of their promotional duties. Egerton and co-star Jamie Bell, who play Elton John and Bernie Taupin respectively, appear on the cover of Man About Town snapped by Brooklyn Beckham. Yes, that Brooklyn, son of David and Victoria Beckham.

Check out more pics below and some quotes from the accompanying interview.

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TARON EGERTON & JAMIE BELL cover our latest issue, photographed by @brooklynbeckham. 2019 is set to be a huge year for @taron.egerton and Jamie Bell. The pair will star in ’Rocketman’ (@rocketmanmovie), the epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir @eltonjohn’s breakthrough years, with Egerton playing the celebrated singer, and Bell assuming the role of songwriter Bernie Taupin (@bernietaupinofficial). The film has already garnered an impressive amount of hype from its trailer and press screenings, and is already being touted as one of the biggest hitters of 2019. We talk to Taron and Jamie about the making of the film, the risks and rewards of portraying real-life characters, and the ‘true fantasy’ that fans cannot wait to see. Man About Town: 2019, Chapter 1 is available to pre-order now. Photography – @brooklynbeckham Fashion – @wayperry_edit Words – @thebenjiwalters Groomers – Lucy Halpem and Katya Thomas Hair on Taron – @joemillshair at Mills x Primark Production – @federicabarl Photo Retouch – @springstudios Digital Operator – @tommynorth Photography & Light Assistant – @conorjclarke Fashion Assistant – @harryjwclements Cover Design – @joemccrae Editorial Director – @huwgwyther Special thanks to @loftstudioslondon

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Taron On Playing Elton John

“I have to say, I think when your primary objective is sounding like someone, then you slightly sacrifice a purity of expression and a real humanity. It can become a little bit sterile…and I absolutely didn’t want to do that because this is about illuminating someone’s life and what’s really going on with them…so there’s inevitably a bit of Taron in there because we’re talking about the spirit of someone and about their inner life and their drug addiction, not about the way they move their mouth in an interview.”

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TARON EGERTON & JAMIE BELL cover our latest issue, photographed by @brooklynbeckham. 2019 is set to be a huge year for @taron.egerton and Jamie Bell. The pair will star in ’Rocketman’ (@rocketmanmovie), the epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir @eltonjohn’s breakthrough years, with Egerton playing the celebrated singer, and Bell assuming the role of songwriter Bernie Taupin (@bernietaupinofficial). The film has already garnered an impressive amount of hype from its trailer and press screenings, and is already being touted as one of the biggest hitters of 2019. We talk to Taron and Jamie about the making of the film, the risks and rewards of portraying real-life characters, and the ‘true fantasy’ that fans cannot wait to see. Man About Town: 2019, Chapter 1 is available to pre-order now. Photography – @brooklynbeckham Fashion – @wayperry_edit Words – @thebenjiwalters Groomers – Lucy Halpem and Katya Thomas Hair on Taron – @joemillshair at Mills x Primark Production – @federicabarl Photo Retouch – @springstudios Digital Operator – @tommynorth Photography & Light Assistant – @conorjclarke Fashion Assistant – @harryjwclements Cover Design – @joemccrae Editorial Director – @huwgwyther Special thanks to @loftstudioslondon

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Jamie On The Biopic Musical

“It was very brave material in terms of the way they wanted to do this. In terms of telling this story. The movie spends many decades in Elton’s life, so to do that economically…we’ve used his music and the lyrics of his songs to try and help progress the story. And in some senses it kind of spins off into its own fantasy and its own reality. I felt that if you were going to tell the story of this man we all know…then this would be the way to tell it.”

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TARON EGERTON & JAMIE BELL cover our latest issue, photographed by @brooklynbeckham. 2019 is set to be a huge year for @taron.egerton and Jamie Bell. The pair will star in ’Rocketman’ (@rocketmanmovie), the epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir @eltonjohn’s breakthrough years, with Egerton playing the celebrated singer, and Bell assuming the role of songwriter Bernie Taupin (@bernietaupinofficial). The film has already garnered an impressive amount of hype from its trailer and press screenings, and is already being touted as one of the biggest hitters of 2019. We talk to Taron and Jamie about the making of the film, the risks and rewards of portraying real-life characters, and the ‘true fantasy’ that fans cannot wait to see. Man About Town: 2019, Chapter 1 is available to pre-order now. Photography – @brooklynbeckham Fashion – @wayperry_edit Words – @thebenjiwalters Groomers – Lucy Halpem and Katya Thomas Hair on Taron – @joemillshair at Mills x Primark Production – @federicabarl Photo Retouch – @springstudios Digital Operator – @tommynorth Photography & Light Assistant – @conorjclarke Fashion Assistant – @harryjwclements Cover Design – @joemccrae Editorial Director – @huwgwyther Special thanks to @loftstudioslondon

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Taron On Creative Freedom

“For me, it’s really fun telling this story in a slightly less conventional way because it means you can bend the character slightly. So me running around like a lunatic and dancing as if my life depended on it in this kind of wild, anarchic way, is not necessarily something we’ve seen Elton John do before. But that’s fun. We get that little more license.”

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TARON EGERTON & JAMIE BELL cover our latest issue, photographed by @brooklynbeckham. 2019 is set to be a huge year for @taron.egerton and Jamie Bell. The pair will star in ’Rocketman’ (@rocketmanmovie), the epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir @eltonjohn’s breakthrough years, with Egerton playing the celebrated singer, and Bell assuming the role of songwriter Bernie Taupin (@bernietaupinofficial). The film has already garnered an impressive amount of hype from its trailer and press screenings, and is already being touted as one of the biggest hitters of 2019. We talk to Taron and Jamie about the making of the film, the risks and rewards of portraying real-life characters, and the ‘true fantasy’ that fans cannot wait to see. Man About Town: 2019, Chapter 1 is available to pre-order now. Photography – @brooklynbeckham Fashion – @wayperry_edit Words – @thebenjiwalters Groomers – Lucy Halpem and Katya Thomas Hair on Taron – @joemillshair at Mills x Primark Production – @federicabarl Photo Retouch – @springstudios Digital Operator – @tommynorth Photography & Light Assistant – @conorjclarke Fashion Assistant – @harryjwclements Cover Design – @joemccrae Editorial Director – @huwgwyther Special thanks to @loftstudioslondon

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TARON EGERTON & JAMIE BELL cover our latest issue, photographed by @brooklynbeckham. 2019 is set to be a huge year for @taron.egerton and Jamie Bell. The pair will star in ’Rocketman’ (@rocketmanmovie), the epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir @eltonjohn’s breakthrough years, with Egerton playing the celebrated singer, and Bell assuming the role of songwriter Bernie Taupin (@bernietaupinofficial). The film has already garnered an impressive amount of hype from its trailer and press screenings, and is already being touted as one of the biggest hitters of 2019. We talk to Taron and Jamie about the making of the film, the risks and rewards of portraying real-life characters, and the ‘true fantasy’ that fans cannot wait to see. Man About Town: 2019, Chapter 1 is available to pre-order now. Photography – @brooklynbeckham Fashion – @wayperry_edit Words – @thebenjiwalters Groomers – Lucy Halpem and Katya Thomas Hair on Taron – @joemillshair at Mills x Primark Production – @federicabarl Photo Retouch – @springstudios Digital Operator – @tommynorth Photography & Light Assistant – @conorjclarke Fashion Assistant – @harryjwclements Cover Design – @joemccrae Editorial Director – @huwgwyther Special thanks to @loftstudioslondon

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