Taron Egerton Shares Which Elton John Songs Are His Favorite Ahead of 'Rocketman' Debut (Exclusive)

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In his new film Rocketman, Taron Egerton is stepping into Elton John’s shoes, which meant getting intimately acquainted with the hit-maker’s repertoire and diving into the singer’s jaw-dropping costumes.

ET’s Keltie Knight caught up with the leading man at CinemaCon 2019 in Las Vegas this week where he chatted about tackling the English singer's story and admitting that there’s a few tracks by the crooner that are near and dear to his heart.

"I got a few," the 29-year-old actor responded when asked if he had any Elton John favorites. "I love 'Benny and the Jets', 'Your Song', I love 'Someone Saved My Life Tonight.'"

He also briefly discussed all the elaborate on-stage looks that he wore for the film, which ranged from horned and winged bodysuits to feather-covered creations to a sequined Dodgers uniform, and many more.

"I found it quite liberating, actually," Egerton said of the gold hot pants, gold jacket and winged boots he wears in the film. "I did, yeah I did, I think there is something quite freeing about just sort of going 'To hell with it, I am going to wear what I like.'"

On the singer’s birthday in March, the actor posted a photo of himself in the hot pants ensemble with a special message for Elton: "Happy Birthday, @eltonjohn. You are just about the most extraordinary person I’ve ever met. In honour of your birthday, here’s a photo of me (as you) in some hot pants."

While on hand in Vegas, Egerton discussed the post, sharing that he’d been saving the image for the perfect moment.

"It was an old photo actually," he said. "It was from when we were doing fittings for the film and I have been keeping it back for a special occasion and it felt like the right time."

The film chronicles the beloved singer's journey from obscurity to worldwide acclaim, including the trials and tribulations along the way like relationships, addiction and more.

Besides Egerton, the upcoming movie features Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard and Richard Madden.

Rocketman hits theaters on May 31.

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