By design, Rocketman isn’t your ordinary biopic. The retelling of Elton John’s early rise to fame takes a few liberties with the tales, the timelines, and the tunes as it turns his life story into a Mamma Mia-style musical. Playing the role of Elton John, Taron Egerton did his own singing. No pressure there, right? Especially considering that the rock star himself was one of the film’s producers. Egerton, though, told us he embraced the challenge, and that having John on his team actually helped as they crafted new versions of some of his greatest hits. (Click on the media bar below to hear Taron Egerton)

 

Rocketman is playing now in theaters.

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