Taron Egerton on Shooting “Rocketman” Gay Sex Scene: “I Loved Every Second of It”

Egerton stars as Elton John in the musical fantasy film.

Lots of buzz is building around the hotly-anticipated Elton John fantasy musical, Rocketman—and its star Taron Egerton is adding fuel to the flames by teasing a sizzling sex scene.
 

While promoting his latest film, Robin Hood, the 29-year-old actor reveals he and Bodyguard star Richard Madden, who portrays John’s former boyfriend and manager John Reid, shot an intimate scene for the movie—Egerton’s first sex scene ever for a movie.

“I really threw myself into it, I filmed my first sex scene for this film and it’s with quite a well-known man,” Taron tells 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.”

He continued, “I actually think the gay community will be quite surprised by quite how gay it feels. I loved every second if it.”

Although last week Egerton grabbed headlines for putting to bed gay rumors, the star says he’s not afraid of turning it on for the cameras.

“I’m not someone who is remotely perturbed by male intimacy, and I am quite proud of what we’ve done with it. We really went some places with it.”

Rocketman hits theaters May 17, 2019.

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