Bryce Dallas Howard says that Taron Egerton's 'Rocketman' transformation is 'unreal': 'It just felt like Elton John was on set'

Paramount PicturesTaron Egerton and Bryce Dallas Howard in ‘Rocketman.’
  • Bryce Dallas Howard said that co-star Taron Egerton’s transformation in “Rocketman” is “unreal.”
  • “He looks so much like him,” Howard, who’s promoting her partnership with Tide purclean, told INSIDER. “It’s not just about him actually doing an impersonation of Elton John. It’s about his essence and capturing that.”
  • The actress, who stars as John’s mother, Sheila Dwight, in the biopic continued: “It was just so obvious, the sort of physical resemblance. [With] Taron really inhabiting him, it just felt like Elton John was on set.”
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Bryce Dallas Howard says that Taron Egerton’s transformation into music icon Elton John in “Rocketman” is “unreal.”

“He looks so much like him,” Howard, who’s promoting her partnership with Tide purclean, told INSIDER.

The actress portrays John’s mother, Sheila Dwight in the film and said that aside from the 29-year-old’s appearance, Egerton also possesses a similar “essence.”

“It’s not just about him actually doing an impersonation of Elton John,” she said. “It’s about his essence and capturing that. It was just so obvious, the sort of physical resemblance. [With] Taron really inhabiting him, it just felt like Elton John was on set.”

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Rocketman taron egertonParamount PicturesTaron Egerton transforms into Elton John in ‘Rocketman.’

“Rocketman” will show how John went from his early years mastering the piano to being deemed one of the most recognised musicians.

Howard went on to say that while filming the biopic, she learned a few new things about John.

“I actually did not know that he had been a prodigy – that he was a piano prodigy since he was a young child,” she said. “He was like Mozart. I didn’t know that, and that to me is amazing.”

“Rocketman” will be released in theatres on Friday, May 31.

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