In Quotes

Taron Egerton says he felt “trepidation around playing a gay character”

The thing I was nervous of… There’s a certain amount of trepidation around playing a gay character when you’re a heterosexual.

Because you don’t want that community to feel you’re doing some sort of caricature or something.

I didn’t want to camp it up, because Elton is not a camp man. I knew quite acutely that wasn’t what I wanted to do.”— Taron Egerton speaking to GQ about his approach to playing Elton John in the 2019 film Rocketman.