Elton John and his lyricist, Bernie Taupin, were in the South of France Thursday for the premiere of Elton's bio-pic, Rocketman, at the Cannes Film Festival.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin talked about seeing Rocketman Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival.
EJ: "I was blown away. I was very moved and I cried the first time I saw it and I cried a lot this time."
BT: "It was a wonderful experience and I echo Elton's feelings 100-percent. I mean it was very emotional. There were a couple of scenes in it where I was quietly sobbing to be quite honest."
Also sobbing was actor Taron Egerton, who portrayed Elton as he was overcome with the four-minute standing ovation the film received after the screening.
The excitement didn't end there. Elton later performed "I'm Still Standing" at the piano during the after-party on Carlton Beach, the same place where the video for the song was shot in 1983.
Then, Egerton joined Elton on stage for a performance of "Rocketman." According to Variety, Elton said, "When I watch the movie, I don't see an actor. I see myself. And that is an extraordinary thing for an actor to do. He has given a million percent of him in this performance."