Rocketman: Taron Egerton REVEALS the story behind the drag name given to him by Elton John

Rocketman actor Taron Egerton reveals the story behind the drag name given to him by rock god Elton John. Read on to know the details.
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Elton John and Taron Egerton’s bromance has been hogging headlines ever since they started working together on the set of Rocketman, Elton’s biopic. During a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle, Taron, who plays Elton in the film, explained the story behind his drag name - Blodwyn Campervan. Earlier this year, in his autobiography, Elton revealed that he and several of his rocker friends, including Freddie Mercury and Rod Stewart, had drag names in the 1970s. It seems like he wanted Taron to have one too.

The actor mentioned that Elton bestowed the honour on him when he and his girlfriend went to stay with the singer’s family in France for summer vacation. “I have a camper van that I spend a lot of time in. He finds that very funny, for some reason. So my name is ‘Blodwyn’, which is a Welsh name, and my surname is Campervan”, he mentioned. He also revealed that after he got his drag name, he stole Elton’s Polaroid Camera, wore some of his girlfriend’s clothes and did a little photo-shoot.

The actor even left a couple of pictures of him dressed as a drag queen for Elton and his husband. “I left it there in the kitchen for them for after we’d left of me dressed as my vision of Blodwyn Campervan,” he said.

The biopic, which was released earlier this year on May 31, follows the rock god’s inspiring journey starting from a young piano prodigy named Reginald Dwight to a sensational rockstar struggling with addiction who finally finds his way to sobriety and happiness.

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