Taron Egerton has revealed that “Rocketman” inspired him to grow in his career.
The 32-year-old star portrayed music legend Sir Elton John in the biopic and explained how working closely with director Dexter Fletcher encouraged him to look behind the camera for future projects.
In an interview with Screen Rant, Taron explained, “When (I did) ‘Rocketman,’ because of the musical elements of it, I had been involved in a lot of storytelling elements that weren’t just about the acting.
“I had a close relationship with the director – it wasn’t our first project – so I had gone to the edit to see how things were going. And I enjoyed those conversations, I enjoyed being in the studio and learning how the music was going to fit into the movie and everything.”
The ‘Kingsman’ actor continued, “At the time it happened, I knew I was interested in movie conversations as well as acting conversations. So I just asked them if I could be a producer. and if they would accept my contribution that way. And they, very surprisingly and kindly, said yes. That’s how it happened to me.
Meanwhile, Taron revealed he had talks with Marvel President Kevin Feige about taking on the role of Wolverine from Hugh Jackman, but was nervous about taking on the iconic character. .
He told The New York Times newspaper: “I would be excited but also apprehensive because Hugh is so associated with the role that I would wonder if it would be very difficult for someone else to do it. It’s the beginning, but I hope that if it happens, they’ll give me a chance.