Eonline.com– Get ready to unleash the inner fangirl on Taron Egerton.
The 27-year-old Welsh actor is one of the stars featured in Illusion Entertainment’s upcoming animated movie Sing, and he provides the voice for a lovable gorilla named Johnny. As soon as the first note comes out of his mouth, you’re left clutching your heart and wanting to know more about the man behind the character. But don’t worry, we’ve got the answers, so here are five things you need to know about your new celeb crush.
1. He Really Can Sing: Yes, that’s actually Taron singing in the movie. In Sing, Johnny has a breakout scene belting out Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me” – which Taron incidentally lip synced to last year. Much like that video, Taron reserves his singing skills for less high-profile settings like cars and karaoke bars, where his go-to song is George Michael‘s “Faith” (another rendition that will make you love him even more). But one thing he’d like to check off his bucket list is starring in a musical, particularly with his Eddie the Eagle co-star Hugh Jackman. The two collaborated on an ‘80s-inspired song called “Thrill Me” for the movie’s soundtrack, and Taron told Josh Horowitz on his “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that they’ve already talked about doing another project together, and they hope it’s on the stage instead of the big screen.
2. Yes, He’s Single: After the initial question of “Who IS this guy?” the next logical question is obviously “But is he single, though?” This answer is yes! We think. Back in March, he told The Guardian that he’s been single for the past three years, mainly because his acting career has made him a bit of a busy nomad. But for all we know, he could be dating on the low, since he admitted he doesn’t want to have his private life all out in the open like a lot of Hollywood A-listers. “A part of everyone wants to be Leonardo DiCaprio, don’t they?” he said. “But then a big part of me recognizes that I’m a very private person – someone who really likes to go to the pub and get silly with my mates. I don’t want to worry about maintaining an air of decorum that’s not natural to me.”
Earlier today, Taron attended the Los Angeles premiere of “Sing”. Over 90+ photos from the event have been added to the gallery.
On September 12th, Taron attended the press conference for Sing while in Toronto.
Taron looked very handsome while attending the premiere of Sing at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Pictures from the red carpet and from inside of the premiere have been added to the gallery.
8 portraits of Taron from the Variety and Shutterstock Portrait Studio earlier today have been added to the gallery.
Earlier today, Taron attended the Variety Studio Presented By Airbnb while attending the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Taron has arrived at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival! Earlier tonight, Taron attended the Entertainment Weekly’s Toronto Must List Party & the TIFF/InStyle/HFPA Party . Pictures from both events have been added to the gallery.
Yesterday, Taron attended the Motor Neuron Disease Charity Screening of “Eddie the Eagle” which was held at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Thank you to Keith Morris for posting these wonderful pictures of Taron at the event. If reposted please credit him!
On March 20, Taron & Hugh attended the Munich, Germany premiere of Eddie The Eagle. Pictures have been added and can be viewed below!
Taron & Hugh appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show along with actor Luke Evans and comedian Shazia Mirza. Pictures from there appearance have been added to the gallery. Their episode airs on ITV at 9:40pm!