It’s better than a knighthood.
Elton John gave Taron Egerton — who portrayed the rock god in biopic “Rocket Man” — his own drag name.
Egerton said on Jess Cagle‘s SiriusXM show that John bestowed the honor on him while Egerton and girlfriend Emily Thomas were spending time with the “Tiny Dancer” singer and his family at their French estate this summer.
“I have a camper van — like a VW [RV] — that I spend a lot of time in,” said Welsh actor Egerton, “He finds that very funny, for some reason. So my name is ‘Blodwyn’ — which is a Welsh name — ‘Blodwyn Campervan.’”
He added, “Actually, that night, after he’d gone to bed, I stole his Polaroid camera and wore some of my girlfriend’s clothes and did a little photoshoot and left it there in the kitchen for them for after we’d left of me dressed as my vision of Blodwyn Campervan.”
John famously calls fellow rock legend Rod Stewart “Phyllis,” Stewart calls John “Sharon” and the pals used to called Freddie Mercury “Melina.”