Possible peen handler Taron Egerton is a movie professional so I’m going to have to assume he knows what he’s doing, but wringing his hands about #metoo and waxing poetic about his friendship with Kevin Spacey seem like maybe not the way to go when trying to promote your movie. But I guess Taron’s gonna do what Taron’s gonna do, no matter what me or his publicist thinks.
Taron’s still shaking the sequins out of his crotch from filming Rocketman, the Elton John biopic and is doing promotion for Robin Hood. So he’s making the rounds and spoke to Radio Times, commenting on both Kevin and the #metoo movement. Astoundingly, he’s now worried about being alone in a room with “certain people”, and Kevin isn’t one of them!
Of the #metoo movement, Taron expressed his concern about what he might have done in his past that could come back to bite him, now that he has a “profile”. According to The Independent:
Like a lot of people with a profile I was like, ”Holy shit, what have I done since I was 18?“’ Egerton told Radio Times. ”I have just become single again and I’m not in a place where I’m thinking about dating, but when I am, it will probably affect my thinking a bit. There are certainly situations where I avoid being alone with certain people.
Take note that he said he’s worried about what he had actually done, not what somebody might falsely accuse him of doing. That’s a very specific concern. And judging from the wistful way he talks about his relationship with Kevin Spacey, his co-star in Billionaire Boys Club, Taron’s good touch/bad touch barometer is a little out of whack.
“If I had been the subject of his advances, I don’t think that would have been the greatest challenge to deal with,” he said, adding: “I don’t think I would have felt rocked to the core by it. It’s weird because he and I had stayed in touch, he had asked me to socialise. When it all kicked off, I don’t think I was particularly surprised by it. It’s such a tricky, complicated and weird thing. He’s just gone now. Gone.”
In a previous interview with the Telegraph, Taron sang a slightly different tune, describing Kevin as a “flirty older bloke” who was never “inappropriate” with him but that “there’s a fine line, though, isn’t there, between someone being an audacious flirt and being predatory?”. He thought Kevin fell into the latter category. Page Six reports:
“Even from the age of 17 or 18, I’ve experienced that and I’ve never felt threatened by that, although he [Spacey] obviously has made some people feel threatened, and that’s unacceptable,” he said.
So that’s it, the line is too thin. No more closed doors for Taron, just in case. I look forward to his next starring role in Mother May I?: The Mike Pence Story.