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Taron Egerton weighs in on the debate over straight actors playing gay roles

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Elton John in the music biopic, Rocketman. He also played gay in the recent London theatre production, Cock. However, he left the run early for personal reasons.Promoting his new movie, Tetris, Egerton spoke to The Telegraph.

He was asked about the issue of straight actors taking on gay roles and said, “I grew up in a very liberal town, and a couple of my close friends are gay.

I feel an affinity with that community,” he said.“I don’t particularly feel that there should be a blanket rule about whether straight actors should play gay roles.

That’s very easy for me to say as a straight man, but I think that’s possibly a precedent not worth setting.”How fast the times change!Egerton collapsed on stage during the opening night of Cock in London’s West End in March 2022.

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