Taron Egerton Opens Up About ‘Rocketman’s Backlash From The LGBTQ Community

Taron Egerton looks so handsome on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s latest issue, available now.

Here’s what the 29-year-old Rocketman actor had to share with the mag:

On backlash from the LGBTQ community on a straight actor playing Elton 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 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.”

On rumors he will play James Bond: “I have a spy franchise. I don’t know if anyone needs two.”

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