Tom Odell to play Elton John?

Tom Odell wants to star as Sir Elton John in a film about his life, although he's unsure about dyeing his hair ginger for the role


This article is from 2013.

Tom Odell

Tom Odell

Tom Odell wants to star as Sir Elton John in a film about his life.

The piano playing 'Another Love' star would love to appear as the iconic singer in a movie, although he's unsure about dyeing his blond hair to emulate Elton's distinctive ginger locks.

When asked about changing his hair colour for a movie, he said: "Maybe, I'd have to mull on that for a little bit."

The 22-year-old star has become friends with the flamboyant star since they performed together at the iTunes Festival on October 12, performing Elton's 'Tiny Dancer'.

Speaking at the Q Awards in London yesterday (21.10.10), Tom told BANG Showbiz: "He's my all time idol, I think I'd almost count him as a friend now, he's very cool, he's very supportive and it's been very nice getting to know him.

"I've seen him a little bit, it's cool. He's a legend in every essence of the word, I can't even believe that those exist, it's very, very cool to be associated with someone that I look up to so much".

Tom says Elton, 66, also advised him to record with a live band in the studio, rather than to build his songs up part by part and use session musicians.

He added: "He really likes what I'm doing with the band so he was like I should do a record with them and that's what I'm gonna do ... it's just nice to get that kind of confidence from someone."

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