Taron Egerton is all smiles as he sits down alongside his co-star Richard Madden at their press conference for Rocketman held during the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on Friday (May 17) in Cannes, France.
A video of Taron spotted in the audience crying as screeners rose from their chairs to give him a standing ovation has gone viral, and he made sure to address it during the press conference: “Alright, alright. Let’s stop talking about it,” Taron said about his tearful reaction. “I got a bit emotional. It was one of the best days of my life.”
“We have worked really hard to try and make something that we are all really proud of,” Taron continued. “It’s not your typical biopic. We don’t deal with the songs in a chronological order. There are elements of fantasy. We take some license with the truth, people did not float off the ground at The Troubadour. The response has been so wonderful. For me, personally, thank you so much to everyone that said nice things. You’ve made a young man from Aberystwyth incredibly happy. You’ve made a 72-year-old rock star even more happy. So thank you very much.”