Elton John's 'significant' part in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 September 2017
Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John

Taron Egerton has revealed Sir Elton John has a large role in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and was hilarious on set

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."

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 2h 21min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
  • Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong

After the Kingsman HQ is destroyed, street kid-turned-superspy Eggsy (Egerton) and gadget man Merlin (Strong) team up with their US equivalents to defeat drug baroness Poppy (Moore). Vaughan and Goldman turn up the preposterous comic book shenanigans at the expense of charm and basic plausibility, but fans will like it.

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