Taron Egerton has been having a rough time with Cock (Aren’t we all?). And we’re talking about Cock, the play that Taron is currently starring in at the Ambassador Theatre in London’s West End. Earlier this month, Taron fainted during a performance of the play and was replaced by his understudy Joel Harper-Jackson. Well, Taron is now off the Cock for a week because he got COVID-19.
Rocketman‘s Taron Egerton is currently playing gay again in a play called Cock, which was written by Mike Bartlett and started performances last week at the Ambassadors Theater in London. He’s already danced sexy in a towel to get us excited for the West End show. In it, he plays a gay man whose partner ends up falling in love with a woman. It also stars Jonathan Bailey of Bridgerton as Taron’s boyfriend who falls for a woman played by Jade Anouka. And there was a scary moment during the play’s first performance on Saturday night when Taron ended up passing out. But Taron is fine and will be back on the Cock this week.
Taron Egerton is currently working on London’s West End and will be in a play called Cock which is in rehearsals and begins in March. And after Googling “Cock play,” I can tell you that most of the results were for porn. But the one about the play informed me that this is a play about a gay man in a relationship who falls in love with a woman and grapples with a bisexual identity. I mean… very on-brand for Taron who previously played gay as Elton John in Rocketman, and is “at home” with the gays, and adept at queer-baiting–I MEAN–supporting the LGBTQI+ community. And he’s showing more support by shaking it to the Bee Gees’ More Than A Woman:
Rick Moranis starred opposite Ellen Greene in the 1986 movie adaptation of the 1982 Off-Broadway musical Little Shop Of Horrors which was based on the 1960 non-musical movie. Rick played Seymour Krelborn, a bespectacled schlub who falls in love with a woman named Audrey and learns some hard life lessons from a man-eating plant from outer space (Audrey II) . It’s a perfect movie which means it’s time to remake it only worse. So suddenly, Seymour is up for grabs again. It was once rumored that Josh Gad and Rebel Wilson were going to star in a remake, and then there was the rumor that Lady Gaga was going to play Audrey. And now according to Full Circle Cinema, Taron Egerton is in talks to star as Seymour. Which, fine, after Rocketman we know he can hold a tune and pull off glasses. What is more distressing is that Scarlet Johansson is in talks to play Audrey. Frankly, I’m not sure she has the (vocal) range. And, since she wants to be free to play flora so badly, I would like to see her audition for the role of Audry II instead.
The Governors Awards are a classy affair, you can just tell by the name. According to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the GA are “an annual event celebrating awards conferred by the Academy’s Board of Governors – the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award.” Basically, they are really the precum of the actual Oscars. Which might explain why so many ladies came dressed in nothing but a satin sheet. Nothing shows off precum quite like a satin bed sheet!
Last year Gotti was the toast of the Cannes International Film festival. OK, maybe calling it the toast is bit of an overstatement, but it was tolerated. So maybe the fact that Rocketman, the Elton John biopic starring lover of the gays Taron Egerton, received a standing ovation at its recent Cannes premiere shouldn’t be a surprise. I’m sure it’s a feel good movie, especially when you’re already feeling good off of free champagne and proximity to sequins. But Taron was moved to tears by the enthusiastic reception. And now his tearful reaction has gone viral on Twitter, much to James Van Der Beek’s relief.