It’s received to be emotional watching a film about your individual life. Elton John did simply that when he watched Rocketman. It’s been a self-reflective 12 months for Sir Elton as he simply printed his autobiography, and his biopic is now on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K and digital. Taron Egerton performed Elton John in Rocketman and Sir Elton was moved to tears.
Sir Elton was at Rocketman Q&A for awards consideration this week and he revealed 4 moments in Rocketman that made him break down. Spoilers for Rocketman and Elton John’s actual life observe.
This Elton John track in ‘Rocketman’ made the singer himself cry
Rocketman is a biographical musical about Elton John set to his songs. Although Sir Elton has sung these songs for many years, using one within the movie nonetheless received to him.
“I didn’t know the songs have been within the flawed order which I liked,” Sir Elton stated. “When it received to ‘I Need Love’ the place the entire household, who’re in such chaos, my father, my mother, myself and my grandmother who was simply wanting all people to be glad, we’re all depressing. Once they began singing that I broke down and I utterly misplaced it as a result of there are 4 very sad folks.”
This scene with Elton John’s father additionally made him cry
Rocketman addresses the tumultuous relationship Elton John had along with his father (Steven Waterproof coat). His father leaves his mom (Bryce Dallas Howard) and begins a brand new household. When Elton goes to go to him after he’s a profitable singer, he sees his father exhibiting extra affection to his new youngsters than he ever confirmed Elton.
“Then because the movie went on, there have been two or three issues that actually upset me,” Sir Elton stated. “Clearly once I go and see my dad and he’s carrying his youngsters on his shoulder.”
Seeing his personal drug dependancy portrayed was harrowing
Rocketman pulls no punches about Sir Elton’s battles with dependancy. He will get drunk and excessive on cocaine. At one level, the medicine trigger bodily injury to Sir Elton’s physique.
“The scene the place my blood comes from my nostril, that was so near house,” Sir Elton stated.
Recreating this actual life second made Elton John cry at Cannes
Rocketman had its world premiere on the prestigious Cannes Movie Pageant. Elton John was within the viewers, and on the point of carry out on the after celebration. When he noticed his songwriting accomplice Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) go to him in rehab with new lyrics for him to place to music, that was it for Sir Elton.
“I hadn’t seen the completed movie till the precise Cannes Movie Pageant and that was fairly attention-grabbing,” Sir Elton stated. “When Jamie involves see Taron in therapy. Bernie did come to see me in therapy and it was simply extremely shifting when he did come to see me, I broke down once more as a result of it simply confirmed the unimaginable love.”
The connection between Bernie and Elton is the guts of Rocketman, and it received to the actual Elton John’s coronary heart.
“Bernie was the glue that held the movie collectively, or Jamie was,” Sir Elton continued. “Our relationship survived every little thing, survived all of the unhealthy conduct, all of the success. When that occurred within the movie, when Jamie got here to rehab, I simply misplaced it within the Cannes Movie Pageant. How embarrassing is that?”