“Rocketman” star Taron Egerton covers the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine photographed by Ruven Afanador.
On some on social media questioning why a gay actor wasn’t cast to play John: “I have spoken to gay people for whom it’s not a problem, and I’ve spoken to gay people for whom it is a problem. I completely understand. But for my part, I’m an actor, and I did not get into acting to just play people like me. You have to draw the line somewhere, and I don’t want to live in a world where straight people play straight people and gay people play gay people.”
On kissing his costar Richard Madden in the film: “For me, kissing a man onscreen is no less appealing than kissing a woman onscreen. 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.”
[Photo Credit: Ruven Afanador/The Hollywood Reporter Magazine]