Elton John’s ‘significant’ part in Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Sir Elton John has a "significant" role in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'.
The ‘I’m Still Standing’ hitmaker will play himself in the sequel to 2014’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and the movie’s star Taron Egerton say he did a "superb" job on set and was hilarious with it.
The 27-year-old hunk said: "You’ve never seen him like this, he’s hilarious in it.
"It’s quite significant, as well. It’s not a walk-on. He’s there. He’s in the movie.
"He plays himself, but it’s a significant role and he’s so funny. He’s superb."
Taron – who portrays – who stars as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin – was thrilled to get to work alongside the 70-year-old music legend as he’s his "hero".
He added to Digital Spy: "I mean, it’s such a treat for me, as well. He’s such an icon and, as for many people, a little bit of a personal hero of mine. And yeah, he really brings it."
The Tiny Dancer’ singer confirmed his part in the forthcoming movie last year.
Taking to Instagram, he simply wrote: "It’s been a long time since Tommy….. #Kingsman (sic)"
Taron previously teased the sequel – which sees the likes of Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Channing Tatum join the cast – will be an "international story".
He explained: "With ‘Kingsman’, we’re shooting in the summer at present. There’s a script, it’s brilliant.
"Obviously there’s only so much I can say but what I can say is that we shot the first one all in the UK, that won’t be the case with the next one. It’s a far more international story, we’re going to some incredible places.
"We have a villain to rival Samuel L. Jackson – this new one is so brilliantly written I wish I could play it. It’s amazing."
The new film has also posed a challenge for filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, who admitted he found writing the sequel the "hardest thing" he’d ever done.
He shared: "Sequels are weird. The audience wants what you did before, but if you do that, they go, ‘Well this is just f***ing unoriginal and boring.’ Writing this was the hardest thing I’ve ever done."