Taron Egerton played Elton John in the biopic "Rocketman." The 2019 film included some of Elton John's most iconic songs and costumes. What you may not know is that actor Tom Hardy was originally connected to the project. "I think scheduling just never quite worked out," Egerton told Yahoo Entertainment. "Frankly, I think he got too old to play someone who starts their life in the film at 17."
Egerton also said he really felt the pressure to play this epic role, confessing he had "a little freak out." "At the end of the first day of shooting, I was convinced it was going to be a car crash." Egerton surpassed his own expectation getting raved reviews for his performance.
What did he keep from the set of "Rocketman?" Egerton said he still has the denim jacket he wore in the "Tiny Dancer" scene and a pair of glasses he gifted to Elton John for this birthday.
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