No lip sync­ing in Rock­et­man…

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - LIFE -

El­ton heaped praise on the film’s star for show­cas­ing his vo­cal tal­ents by record­ing all of his hits es­pe­cially for the film.

One plays El­ton John in biopic Rock­et­man while the other won an Os­car for his por­trayal of Fred­die Mer­cury in Bo­hemian Rhap­sody.

And de­spite El­ton him­self throw­ing shade at Rami Malek for lip-sync­ing as Queen front-man Fred­die, he and Taron Egerton looked pally in New York on Wed­nes­day evening.

The ac­tors - smiled for snaps as they posed side-by-side, smil­ing with their arms around each other. Taron, 29, wore a white Tee with a quirky pat­terned blazer, while Rami, 38, looked smart in a white shirt and a black tie, with a match­ing jacket.

Ahead of Rock­et­man's re­lease, El­ton, 72, told Ap­ple Mu­sic's Beats 1 ra­dio: ‘[Rock­et­man] is not Bo­hemian Rhap­sody where the bril­liant Rami Malek, who played Fred­die, lip synced.

‘[Taron] is ac­tu­ally do­ing the whole thing. I can't con­grat­u­late [him] enough.'

Taron fur­ther high­lighted the con­trast be­tween the films, adding: ‘Our film is dif­fer­ent from Bo­hemian Rhap­sody in the sense that we sing some of yours and Bernie's songs, not only as per­for­mance pieces but as le­git­i­mate pieces of mu­si­cal theatre.‘ I know you were al­ways very keen on this idea of a fan­tasy. That's what our movie is. It's a mu­si­cal fan­tasy.'

Dur­ing the same in­ter­view, El­ton con­tin­ued to heap praise on the film's star for show­cas­ing his vo­cal tal­ents by record­ing all of his hits es­pe­cially for the film.

He said: ‘Fg. Taron has recorded, re-recorded, all the songs that are in the movie, and sings them quite bril­liantly.'

El­ton then asked the Kings­man: The Se­cret Ser­vice star: ‘Did you find it dif­fi­cult to sing them?' To which Taron replied: ‘I think I would have found it harder if it wasn't for the fact that you were so en­cour­ag­ing.'

Taron Egerton with Rami Malek at the New York premiere of Rock­et­man

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