Rocketman stars Taron Egerton and Richard Madden belted out some of Elton John’s biggest hits for a hilarious episode of carpool karaoke session as they drove through the streets of London.
The talented pair, who play Elton John and his manager John Reid in the upcoming movie, clearly enjoyed themselves as they travelled throughout the city, singing the world-renowned songs and joking about their time filming together.
Taron, Richard and Elton all took to social media to share snippets of the singing adventure in which the pair performed “Bennie and Jets” and “Rocket Man”.
In one clip Richard can be seen encouraging Taron, who wears an extravagant Elton-style costume, into the car. After much effort, Taron finally manages to squeeze himself behind the steering wheel ready to set off on their singing session before Richard comments: “I think you should maybe change”.
To which an annoyed Taron, 29, replies: “Richard, I’ve said this the whole time, I said it’s not going to work.”
Joking about the colourful costumes worn throughout the upcoming movie Taron then adds: “Why is it that you always get to look cool, smooth and winning as a handsome leading man and I look like a big multi-coloured chicken, it’s ridiculous.” As a frustrated Taron exits the car Richard yells out: “A handsome chicken”.
Another clip shows Taron discussing how much the pair kissed during filming, noting the close relationship between Elton and Reid throughout their early lives.
After filming the hilarious singing session Taron appeared on American talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden to discuss what really happened while shooting the clip.
When asked about how the pair prepared for the karaoke drive Taron replied: “We went out the night before and got blind drunk, don’t worry I made sure I sobered up before I drove. We went out and had a good time and woke up, allowed an appropriate amount of time for me to sober up and then filmed carpool karaoke.”
Fans of the two were quick to comment on the hilarious session with many taking to social media to compliment the actors on their performance.
“OMG I can’t get enough! So funny!” one person wrote on Instagram. Another said: “Hilarious! Great fun to watch. Perfect together.”
While a third wrote: “Can’t wait for the movie. This was great.”
Rocketman, which is set for release in cinemas in May, will follow Elton’s life and career as he prepares to release his 1972 breakthrough album Honky Chateau, from the highs to the lows.