Elton John is one of the most respected musicians to ever play. However, in his upcoming movie “Rocketman” you’ll see a more personal side of the icon. One that will ensure plenty of sex and drugs.
The legendary artist isn’t shy about his lifestyle, and wanted it portrayed in the upcoming biopic entitled “Rocketman”. He made it clear that sex and drugs were things that would be non-negoitable when it came to the film. The openly gay artist has always been one to speak his mind and tell it like it is.
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“Some studios wanted to tone down the sex and drugs so the film would get a PG-13 rating. But I just haven’t led a PG-13 rated life,” John wrote of the film taking years to make in a Guardian essay published Sunday. “I didn’t want a film packed with drugs and sex, but equally, everyone knows I had quite a lot of both during the ’70s and ’80s, so there didn’t seem to be much point in making a movie that implied that after every gig, I’d quietly gone back to my hotel room with only a glass of warm milk and the Gideon’s Bible for company.”
The 72-year-old John believed that the film should be authentic, and give a true nature of his life. Overall the studio rather the sex and drugs were not apart. Elton even ended up crying while watching the movie himself. Actor Taron Egerton will star as the musician throughout the movie. Egerton is best known for playing a spy in the movie Kingsmen.
“That was missing the point,” John wrote. “I lived in my own head a lot as a kid. And when my career took off, it took off in such a way that it almost didn’t seem real to me.”
“Not crying as in the occasional tear quietly trickling down my cheek: really sobbing, in that loud, unguarded, emotionally destroyed way that makes people turn around and look at you with alarmed expressions.”
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