In 2019, a biographical musical film about Elton John titled Rocketman was released and the actress who plays Elton John’s mother bears a striking resemblance to the famous British singer, Adele. With her singing capabilities, is it possible that Adele was in the musical film?
No, Adele was not in Rocketman. Despite looking somewhat like the actress who plays Elton John’s mother in the movie, that actress was not Adele. It was in fact Ron Howard’s daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard. Although she wasn’t in the movie Rocketman, Adele has had a few run-ins with the rock icon.
You can read more below about the movie Rocketman and Adele’s relationship with the legend himself, Elton John.
Who Was in Rocketman?
The musical fantasy based on Elton John’s life starred actor Taron Egerton as Elton John. Egerton is most well known for his role in the action movie series known as Kingsman. Shockingly enough, Egerton was able to land the role as Elton John after meeting Elton on the set of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Elton had a big cameo appearance in the film.
The actress who played Elton’s mother, Sheila Dwight, was Bryce Dallas Howard. Howard is known for her roles in films like The Twilight Saga, Jurassic World, The Help, and The Village. She is the actress that Rocketman viewers have mistaken for Adele. Both she and Adele do happen to be redheads.
A lot of other well known actors starred in the film. Jamie Bell, who actually gained fame at the age of thirteen when he landed the lead role in Billy Elliot, played Elton’s long time music collaborator Bernie Taupin. Richard Madden, well known for his role as Rob Stark on Game of Thrones, played Elton John’s manager John Reid. British acting legend, Gemma Jones, played Elton’s grandmother, Ivy. Finally, Steven Mackintosh, an actor with a career that has traversed four decades, played Stanley Dwight.
Is Adele an Elton Fan?
Mayb Adele didn’t appear in Rocketman, but who is to say she’s not a big time Elton John fan? In fact, in early 2019 before splitting, Adele was pictured with her husband at Elton John’s Los Angeles show. The two were spotted heading backstage at the Staples Center for the Farewell Tour.
In 2011 when Adele had to undergo vocal chord surgery, Elton John was one of the many talented singers who reached out to Adele to offer support. Adele was quite devastated with having to have surgery and the support she received from the music community helped her deal with the emotional pain.
In this Capital FM article, Adele is quoted saying “Lots of artists have had problems with their voices, but you don’t know about it. And they are still singing incredibly well in their 50s and 60s.”
Have Elton John and Adele Met Before?
The two would have certainly met when Adele was backstage at Elton’s Farewell Tour show in Los Angeles, but what about before then? Well in 2012, Adele received a phone call from the Bennie and the Jets singer right before she was going to perform at the 2012 Grammy awards. The thing about the call was that Adele thought it was a prank caller.
In her interview for Adele Live in London with Matt Lauer, she recalls that “The night before the Grammys, Elton John called me at the hotel and I had no idea who it was. And, like, he’s just chatting away to me. And I pass the phone on to a friend like ‘Oh yeah, it’s Elton.’ Haha! And it still cracks me up.”
You can watch Adele talk about the event in the interview by following the below YouTube link.
Other than her phone call, Adele was invited to Elton John’s 2014 wedding to his longtime partner, David Furnish. Although she was unable to attend the event, Elton posted this photo to his Instagram where a letter from Adele sat front and center. The letter read “Biggest congratulations my loves. Have a wonderful day. I’m sorry we are not there. See you in 2015. Love Adele, Simon and Angelo. x.”