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Richard Madden REVEALS how his childhood helped him prep for Bodyguard and Rocketman

In an interview with Vulture, Richard Madden got candid about how his childhood helped him prep for roles in the television series, Bodyguard as well as the Elton John biopic, Rocketman. Read below to know what the actor had to say.
Richard Madden plays war veteran David Budd in Bodyguard and Elton John's manager and ex-boyfriend John Reid in Rocketman.Richard Madden plays war veteran David Budd in Bodyguard and Elton John's manager and ex-boyfriend John Reid in Rocketman.
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Richard Madden is currently in the best phase of his life, professionally. Post leaving Game of Thrones as the King in the North, Robb Stark, the actor gained momentum playing war veteran David Budd in Bodyguard. His performance in Bodyguard was universally loved as the show broke records in the UK. Richard ended up winning the first Golden Globe of his life for the Actor in a Drama TV Series category. Subsequently, Richard also starred opposite Taron Egerton in Elton John's biopic, Rocketman. While Taron was seen essaying the role of the legendary musician, Richard played Elton's ex-boyfriend and manager, John Reid.

In an interview with Vulture, Richard got candid about how his childhood helped him prepare for both Bodyguard and Rocketman. Richard revealed that during his grandfather's funeral, he watched Shallow Grave (1994) and Taxi Driver (1976). The actor was only 10 years of age. However, when he did his first film at the age of 11 (based on Ian Banks' novel) and had to shoot a gruesome scene of murdering someone, watching such dark films helped him get into character. Similarly, this is how Madden prepped for Bodyguard and Rocketman.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If David Budd did selfies collection... #Bodyguard @bbcone Finale this Sunday 9pm!!

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"I always look for something different. Whether it’s me being in the Bodyguard and quite serious and playing a father, to the Elton John film where I’m a villain and singing and dancing; I try to mix it up as best I can," Richard added.

What did you think of Richard's performance in Bodyguard and Rocketman? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Meanwhile, Richard is most likely going to star in MCU's The Eternals, alongside Angelina Jolie and Keanu Reeves. 

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