Did Taron Egerton just came out on Instagram recently?
The 28-year-old actor, who stars in the upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman” and the action-adventure “Robin Hood”, posted some snapshots on his social media – leading fans to believe that he could be gay or bisexual.
The “Kingman” star posted an unidentified man putting away cards for the game “What Do You Meme?” (similar to Cards Against Humanity) while smiling into the camera. “Cutie. My Boy,” Egerton captioned the candid picture. When a netizen asked for the person’s name, the Hollywood hunk replied, “Nah, he’s mine and mine only.”
Elton John Says Criticism Over Taron Egerton Portraying a Gay Man in ‚Rocketman‘ Is ‚Bulls—‚
Elton John and Taron Egerton pose during a photocall for the film „Rocketman“ at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 16, 2019.
After some criticism arose over Taron Egerton playing a gay man even though he’s straight, the legendary singer had one, crystal clear response. “That’s all bulls—, I’m sorry,” he told The Sun.
The actor has some on-screen love scenes in the film with co-star Richard Madden, who plays John’s manager and ex-boyfriend, John Reid. “If people don’t like it, review-wise, or it doesn’t make one dollar, it’s the movie I wanted to make and that’s all that counts,“ John continued. „I can look back and say, ‘You know what, I love it. I can live with it.“
How Taron Egerton, a Straight Actor, Portrayed Gay Icon Elton John
The Rocketman star talks LGBTQ casting and embodying the world’s most famous gay man.
At a March preview of Rocketman, Taron Egerton stood onstage at the Troubadour, the legendary West Hollywood nightclub where Elton John made his U.S. premiere almost 50 years ago. The venue had been dressed to hearken back to that momentous series of performances in August 1970 that launched the gay singer’s career, with facsimiles of vintage posters advertising that now-historic event lining the walls.
In present day, Egerton stood alongside John’s husband (and Rocketman producer), David Furnish, as well as castmates Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard in front of the crowd. Stars like Patrick Stewart, Darren Criss, and Kelly Osbourne had gathered to take a first look at the new biopic directed by Dexter Fletcher.
„I’ve got a funny feeling that I may have peaked,“ Egerton joked, right after spotting a famous face in the audience. „Oh, my God, it’s Patrick Stewart!“ he exclaimed.
Moments later, the film began to play, and the audience was transported back in time, where Egerton, who stars as John, played “Crocodile Rock” on the piano and made the crowd of the Troubadour float off the floor. Diehard fans will know “Crocodile Rock” didn’t come out until 1972, and “Your Song” was the first song John had debuted to the crowd that night. However, in his own introduction to Rocketman, Fletcher stressed that John had given the production his blessing for „artistic license” to tell the emotional truth of his life story.
„Pretty much 50 years ago, Elton stepped out onto this stage into a new world and flew,“ said Fletcher, as read in a statement by Egerton that evening. „He’s still flying now and radiating all of his light and magic that launched at the Troubadour in 1970.“
After a decades-long career, John has established himself as a rock icon and one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Songs like “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Candle in the Wind,” and dozens more have become part of mainstream cultural DNA; they permeate radio, film, and television and have influenced a new generation of artists, from Lady Gaga to Sam Smith to Ed Sheeran.
The challenge of portraying such a towering figure would be daunting for any actor. Egerton — a 29-year-old native of Wales most famously known for his role in the Kingsman spy comedy films opposite Colin Firth — seemed humbled by the trust placed in him. At the Troubadour, he thanked John, Furnish, and Rocket Entertainment “for constantly making me feel like I could do this … when I really didn’t feel like I could.“
So how did Egerton go about undertaking his portrayal of the rock icon? “By tackling each of the challenges as they presented themselves and not getting bogged down thinking about the whole,” he revealed to The Advocate in a recent interview. “I mainly just felt charged by the prospect of playing him. I couldn’t wait to begin and relished every moment.”
Portraying John was an education for Egerton. He learned how the 72-year-old singer was once “shy and naïve” in his youth. “Meeting him now and knowing how cheeky and naughty he is makes that hard to believe,” he said.
The experience also changed how Egerton saw himself as a person and as an actor. “It’s stretched me in a multitude of ways. Imaginatively, musically,” he said. “I always feel a bit like I’ve grown through any creative pursuit. This one has been especially fulfilling and I feel a better actor for it.”
In addition to being a rock icon, John is also the most famous gay man in the world — who is not afraid of his femininity in performances. Egerton is straight, and his identity may have presented some hurdles to understanding John’s journey of feeling like an outsider, coming out, and expressing this flamboyance — without veering into stereotypical territory.
For tackling this challenge, Egerton focused on “playing the character and not his sexuality,” he said. “We all know what it is to want someone and most of us know what it is to fall in love with someone; whether it’s with a man or a woman, I’d imagine those feelings are much the same.”
In recent years, there has been some debate about the casting of LGBTQ roles. Some say these parts should always go to LGBTQ actors due to the entertainment industry’s history of discrimination against them. For Egerton, however, being cast as such a famous gay figure “is not an issue for me.”
“I became an actor to play people who are different from me and I believe doing that is a great exercise in empathy,” Egerton said. “I’ve always loved the ethos of the LGBTQ community; the exuberance, the irreverence, the warmth and above all the inclusiveness. I don’t want to live in a world where only gay actors play gay roles and only straight actors play straight people.
“I can of course understand why people from a specific community would want to preserve job opportunities for members of that community, but I hope that people believe and accept me as a gay man; it has not been something that I have taken lightly and it is an aspect of the story that has been very close to my heart.”
In interviews, Egerton has been expressive of his love for LGBTQ people and culture. He told GQ U.K. that he felt “at home” in gay bars, and he expanded on this sentiment to The Advocate. “I feel at home in those places because some of the most important people in my life are at home there,” said Egerton, who listed London’s Freedom Bar and Heaven as among his favorite queer haunts. “I took my identity as a teenager from having gay friends. It was always a source of pride to me.”
Egerton has not been silent on the issue of LGBTQ visibility. When rumors arose that Rocketman might censor its gay sex scenes in China — similar to what happened in the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody — Egerton insisted that they remain intact, even if it meant a lower box office. However, despite being vocal about this issue, Egerton rejected the label of an activist.
“I see myself as someone who passionately believes that stories about LGBTQ people and LGBTQ issues are vitally important,” he said. “Celebrating all aspects of Elton’s life including his sexuality in a mainstream studio movie felt very important to me. I don’t think that makes me an activist. It does make me someone who cares, I hope.”
And in helping tell John’s story, Egerton hopes to not only show the world “the perils of fame” and substance abuse without a support system, but also the evils of prejudice.
Rocketman demonstrates “the importance of supporting your children in anything that they want to do provided it doesn’t hurt anyone,” said Egerton. “The damage that can be caused by parents being ruled by their own preconceived opinions or prejudices is massive.”
Rocketman is out in theaters now. Watch the trailer below.
Taron Egerton Feels “At Home” With The Gays
Taron Egerton is on the cover of British GQ and he is talking all about his new Elton John biopic, Rocketman. Namely: how gaaaaaaaaaaay it is going to be and how he’s excited about all the homosexual flamboyance the film will be exuding in theaters this May. Put on your protective glasses because the glitter and rhinestones are going to positively leap at you from the big screens.
Taron turned this whole interview into a lesson on how to do gay-baiting the right way: all in, baby. Taron put his gay-ass car into full gear and hit the pedal to the metal, driving off the cliff of homosexual-adjacent so fast he took off into space. He explained to GQ that this movie “feels like me finally going to the world: here I am.” He said that all that time playing a cool super spy in the Kingsmen movies made him feel like an “imposter”. Playing a raggedy James Bond not doing it for you? Clearly you need to play the gayest man in a rhinestone cape this side of Liberace. Taron said:
“The ‘guy’, the ‘bro’, the ‘stunt guy’, I’ve never been that guy. I’m just not. I’m the guy who was playing Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors when he was 17.”
Taron is really selling this gay thing. He also said: “But I always felt more at home in a gay club than at a football match, far more at home.” Yeah, I believe that. You at a gay club? Oh girl, some big bear would pick you up thinking you could be his next cub, or a twink bottom would be looking at you like his potential pocket power top. Girl, you are hitting so many levels.
Taron also does the whole gay-baiting thing correct by reiterating that he’s straight but is willing to go all the way for us when needed. He explained that flirtatiously gay Instagram post last year saying: “I’m not gay but two of my mates came out when I was 15, and it was a joy to support them because, as a group, we are all secure in who we are.” And in GQ, he continued to repeat he was straight but as comfortable with being gay as he is sitting down:
“I’ve approached it wholeheartedly and I hope that for that reason people accept me [as Elton]… The LGBTQ community has always been about inclusiveness, hasn’t it? Not about ‘We’re here. You’re there.’ In fact, if you want to come in, come on in… Well, the [sex scenes] we shot was pretty explicit… I mean, that’s why I made the film. Those scenes are desperately important when you have an icon of that magnitude, who means so much to one community. [John] has been such a standard bearer. And for me, especially as a heterosexual actor, not to push the envelope as far as I can or try to make it a wholehearted celebration of being a gay man would be wrong.”
And he has some fighting words for anyone trying to water down that gay sex scene in the movie!
“It’s a studio movie. It’s Elton John. We’ve got to own that. I don’t care how well the film does in Russia. It doesn’t matter. It can’t matter. What’s an extra $25 million at the box office? What are you willing to do for that? Sacrifice sleeping at night because you watered the whole thing down? …I actually think the gay community will be quite surprised by quite how gay it feels… I loved every second if it.”
Taron also gives us gays one more piece of culture by joking about the commonalities between his gay sex scenes and his straight ones:
Okay, we get it, Taron: you love being a pretend-gay. Sow your oats, sis. I just picture Taron walking into the first cast read-through of this movie like:
“Okay for this scene it needs to be GAY! Give the girls what they are asking for! I need a bedazzled dick, in my mouth, six unicorns in the background, “Believe” by Cher is playing–I don’t care if it wasn’t released yet–homosexuality doesn’t restrict itself by time! Okurrrrr?”
Taron: thank you for knowing what the LGBTQ people are really after.
Taron Egerton Gay or Straight? Girlfriend or Boyfriend?
Taron Egerton Gay or Straight? Girlfriend or Boyfriend? A new guy named Taron Egerton has sent the internets abuzzin’ when his movie Kingsman: The Secret Service started airing last month. Who is this guy? Well, he’s an actor from Wales (so we are naturally including him to our list of Welsh hunks). He is 25 years old. And he’s fairly new to the biz since he started acting only in 2012.
Taron goes shirtless in this scene on Kingsman and made an instant fan of our gay friend Kevin.
To date, Taron has 8 IMDB acting credits to his name one of which is Eddie the Eagle, a biopic sports comedy, where he plays the title role of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, the first British guy to represent his country in Olympic ski jumping.
Taron’s first big break in the biz would be the 2014 TV series, The Smoke, where he played a firefighter. Ain’t he looking sexy as a fireman?
He kinda looks like Josh Hutcherson (Peeta in Hunger Games) in the next photo below, no?
Awww. How cute! This is the kind of guy you’d like to bring home to mama.
Taron Egerton Gay or Straight? As we usually do here in Famewatcher when we blog about a showbiz newcomer for the first time, let’s ask and hopefully answer the “is he gay or straight question” for Taron. We think Taron is straight but we’d be interested to hear from the internetizens of They still haven’t chimed in because said site still has to include the name of our fast rising star to their “vote list”.
Whatever his sexuality is, Taron will be playing the role of a gay man in his next movie Legend where he co-stars with Tom Hardy. One of Tom’s character (Ronnie Kray) and Taron’s character (Edward Smith) were lovers in real life so don’t be surprised if Tom and Taron end up kissing each other in the movie. Kevin sure is looking forward to seeing that!
Update: Photos of Tom Hardy and Taron Egerton from the movie Legends.
Too bad there wasn’t a Taron Egerton gay kissing scene with Tom Hardy.
Taron Egerton Girlfriend? What is Taron’s relationship status at the moment? Is he dating anyone? Is he married? Does he have a girlfriend? Well, he stated in a recent interview with the Daily Mail that he is single. Yay! You can still dream about him, girls!
Update: He’s got a girlfriend! The lucky girls name is Emily Thomas. Here are photos of the lovebirds.
Taron Egerton Gay or Straight? Girlfriend or Single? posted 15 March 2015. Updated 9 March 2017.
Fans Think Taron Egerton Just Came Out as Gay or Bi
Welsh actor Taron Egerton posted a photo to his days-old Instagram account that has fans wild speculating that he has come out as gay or bisexual.
The photo? A young man with Egerton’s caption: “Cutie. My boy ❤️”
And when one commenter wrote, “does that mean he’s got a boyfriend now,” Egerton ‘liked’ the comment.
A post shared by Taron Egerton (@taron.egerton) on Oct 27, 2018 at 11:39am PDT
Instagram followers immediately began posting rainbow emojis “???” and remarks like “LGBT KING WOW” and “gay icon”. Others tried to determine what was going on through the “what do u meme” cards in his subject’s hands, or the Bowie portrait on the wall.
The Daily Sting, Tuesday: Satanists Sue ‘Sabrina,’ and Did Taron Egerton Come Out or Nah?
Tuesday is here, and the web is aflutter with talk of Taron Egerton gay rumors, the Sabrina Netflix show that premiered last Friday and more. Did you binge the show this past weekend?
In other news, a Drag Race alum will be starring in TV’s live musical rendition of Rent, and we’ve got LGBT updates from around the world, including some terrible stories out of Tanzania and Malaysia.
#NEW Taron and @_richardmadden via Insta Stories (October 27, 2018)
Regardless if the rumours are true or not, there’s no doubt that the British lad has increased his gay following.
ALSO: Get To Know The Anatomy of Taron Egerton’s Wet And Shirtless ‘Kingsman’ Scene: VIDEO
Egerton stars (and sings) in the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, and Richard Madden as Elton’s longtime manager and lover John Reid.
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Quick Facts of Taron Egerton
A Welsh actor and singer, Taron Egerton came to the spotlight after his appearance in the British television series The Smoke. He is also known for the hit comedy and action film Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Eagle, The Golden Circle, and Love at First Sight.
Birkenhead, Merseyside born Taron is hugely talented and versatile personality. And there are lots of things to know about him. So, let’s take a look at Taron Egerton’s bio, net worth, girlfriend, wife, dating, and other facts just below.
Is Taron Egerton Gay?
Well, the topic regarding Taron sexuality has been a huge part of the controversies. The topic gay comes out as a part of the discussion when an actor plays a gay role in movies.
Moreover, Taron Egerton has a straight sexual orientation and he is not a “GAY”. It’s because he played the role of a gay in the movie Legend which left his fans with many thinkings.
Taron Egerton Persona Life (Wife)
Taron Egerton is in a romantic relationship with British producer Emily Thomas. As per some of the sources, the couple started dating each other since 2016 in the month of November.
In an interview, Taron was asked whether he is in a relationship or not. Then he replied:
Taron often keeps his personal life under the radar. He has not talked openly about his dating life but we are pretty sure that Taron and Emily are enjoying dating each other.
However, the media always waits for the confirmation of the particular person. And till date, Egerton has not hinted anyone to be his partner. So, it’s hard to say whether he has a girlfriend or he is enjoying his single life. He might open up the secreat after he married and will have a wife.
Besides, Egerton is not so active in social media sites like Facebook, Instagram. Moreover, we can find many fan pages on social sites.
He recently got back together with his girlfriend Emily Thomas
Taron and Emily first started dating in 2016, but they ended the relationship in 2018 due to conflicting work schedules. Thomas is a assistant director, and she has worked on films such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Wonder Woman.
However, the couple worked out their differences, and they are now back together. Egerton and Thomas usually appear together during award shows and events. Emily also accompanied Taron for a Dominican Republic vacation as the actor celebrated his 30th birthday.
Egerton posted photos of the birthday location, and added the caption;
“I cannot think of a better way to spend the first week of my 31st year than in this gorgeous place… Stunning scenery and incredible people.”
A friendly Instagram post made people speculate that he was gay
Rumors that Taron was gay emerged when he posted a picture of his friend on Instagram and added the caption, ‘Cutie. My boy.’ The rumors spread like wildfire, and it got a point where Taron felt that he needed to clarify his sexuality. He told Radio Times;
“One of the lads was at my London flat and I Instagrammed a picture of him and said ‘Look at this cutie’, and a million outlets reported I was coming out as gay… I’m not gay but two of my mates came out when I was 15 and it was a joy to support them because, as a group, we are all secure in who we are.”
Taron went on to state that he won’t stop calling his friends ‘cuties and gorgeous’ because they are cute and gorgeous. Egerton is quite close to his friends, and he enjoys spending time with them. He hasn’t let his celebrity status come between him and his mates. He told ;
“But then a big part of me recognizes that I’m a very private person – someone who really likes to go to the pub and get silly with my mates. I don’t want to worry about maintaining an air of decorum that’s not natural to me.”
Taron Egerton Splits With Girlfriend; Addresses Gay Rumours
His followers are in a frenzy, wondering if this guy could be more than a friend. When a fan asked, “Does that mean he’s got a boyfriend now?”, Egerton reportedly “liked” the comment. Many took this as a confirmation. As at time of writing, the Instagram post has gotten almost 30k likes.
The actor is relatively new to Instagram. His 1st post was 5 days ago; it was a video of him playing the piano to an Elton John tune. Check it:
“Well, the stuff we shot was pretty explicit,” Egerton told GQ.
“I mean, that’s why I made the film. Those scenes are desperately important when you have an icon of that magnitude, who means so much to one community.
He added: “And for me, especially as a heterosexual actor, not to push the envelope as far as I can or try to make it a wholehearted celebration of being a gay man would be wrong.
“It’s a studio movie. It’s Elton John. We’ve got to own that.”
Gay content has notoriously been cut from movies in certain territories – with references to Freddie Mercury’s sexuality axed from Bohemian Rhapsody when it was released in China.
“I don’t care how well the film does in Russia,” Egerton continued. “It doesn’t matter. It can’t matter.
“What’s an extra $25 million at the box office? What are you willing to do for that? Sacrifice sleeping at night because you watered the whole thing down?”