Richard Madden has been seen for the first time on the set of Rocketman and what an entrance hes made.
Seen slapping Taron Egertons Elton John absolutely silly, the Bodyguard actor gets well into his character as he plays John Reid.
Reid was Eltons lover and former manager, working with the superstar for 30 years, however the two felt out over the singers finances.
Now their tumultuous relationship appears to be playing out on the big screen, with Richard, sporting a smart retro–style navy suit, grabbing a flamboyantly-dressed Taron by the pink collar of his fancy zebra-print blazer.
He then falls back in preparation for a walloping, before striking Elton.
Richard, fresh from the finale of Bodyguard, appeared to put his full might into the move, as Taron flung his head around, glasses staying perfectly in place, with an open mouth, looking pretty darn shocked by what just happened.
He then seemed to bend down slightly, as he lifted his hand to his face.
The two seemed to be merely rehearsing the scene, though, as crew members stepped in to show Richard how he was to slap his fellow actor. Its all in the palm, apparently.
Taron was also clutching a script for the scene, with his name printed across it, showing the cameras more than likely werent rolling on that take.
But boy once they do…
Late last week punters were treated to the first shot of Taron in full Elton garb, as he reclined in his private jet.
Wearing his famous winged, heeled shoes, and a gold, lame jacket, the superstar sat back on a 70s-perfect couch.
A pair of gold-rimmed glasses were wrapped around his face, completing the legend look.
Elton fell out with the former music manager, Reid, who started managing him in 1970, and ended his partnership with John Reid Enterprises in 1998 after auditors discovered a £20 million hole in his accounts.
Reid also helped with Queens rise to fame in the mid-70s.
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Rocketman is the epic uncensored human story of Sir Elton Johns breakthrough years, also starting Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Rocketman opens May 2019.
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