“Rocketman” Star Taron Egerton for The Hollywood Reporter Magazine

Posted on May 10, 2019

“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]

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