Elton John in ‘tears’ watching life in biopic Rocketman premiere at Cannes

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Taron, Elton and David at the premiere at Cannes (Picture: Doug Peters)Sir Elton John has revealed he cried after seeing his biopic Rocketman for the first time.
The film was premiered at Cannes Film Festival last night and the legendary singer appeared to be so moved by it that he sobbed.
The 72-year-old posed on the red carpet with Taron Egerton, who portrays him in the movie, before they popped into the screening room to watch the movie.
The pair were playful on their way in with Taron stopping the star to kiss his hand and even bending down to tie his shoelaces.
We can’t think of anything else worthy enough to display their growing friendship?
But the mood quickly shifted as Elton was seen leaving the screening in tears with his husband David Furnish, according to The Sun.
However, we can assume it was good news and that Elton was overwhelmed with seeing his life on the big screen.

Taron is being very hands-on (Picture: Newscom / Alamy Live News)In the lead up to the release of Rocketman next week, Taron and Elton have clearly bonded over the past months of filming the flick.
The 29-year-old told Man About Town magazine: ‘I spent a fair bit of time with him before we started shooting.
‘He didn’t come on set, thank God, I’d have found that really hard. But…I went and stayed with him before we started shooting and he let me read his diaries and I hung out with him and got to ask him things….which certainly protects me a bit.

Taron kissed his friends hand (Picture: Rex Features)‘He lends a bit of an air of authenticity and it gives this a bit of a seal of approval really, which is great. I still speak to him once or twice a week now. He’s very in my life. It’s nice… and a bit f**king surreal!’
It comes after both Elton and Taron unveiled a collaboration, working on the song (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again together to tie in with the release and soundtrack.
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Written especially for the Dexter Fletcher-helmed film it’ll play over the movie’s closing credits and while it’s not the first time we’ve seen these two performers get in front of the mic together, we’ve already got goosebumps thanks to the fresh tune that premiered on Radio 2 this week.
The film traces Elton’s breakthrough years as he went from rebellious piano student to nervous Troubadour performer and Elton previously said Taron was the only man for the job. And we cannot wait.
Rocketman is in cinemas 22 May.

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