|Tom Odell to play Elton John?
Wednesday, October 23 2013
Tom Odell wants to star as Elton John in a film about his life.
The piano playing 'Another Love' star would love to appear as the iconic singer in a movie, although he's unsure about dyeing his blond hair to emulate Elton's distinctive ginger locks. When asked about changing his hair colour for a movie, he said: "Maybe, I'd have to mull on that for a little bit."
The 22-year-old star has become friends with Elton since they performed together at the iTunes Festival on October 12, 2013, performing Elton's 'Tiny Dancer'. Speaking at the Q Awards in London on October 21, 2013, Tom told BANG Showbiz: "He's my all time idol, I think I'd almost count him as a friend now, he's very cool, he's very supportive and it's been very nice getting to know him. I've seen him a little bit, it's cool. He's a legend in every essence of the word, I can't even believe that those exist, it's very, very cool to be associated with someone that I look up to so much".
Tom says Elton also advised him to record with a live band in the studio, rather than to build his songs up part by part and use session musicians. He added: "He really likes what I'm doing with the band so he was like I should do a record with them and that's what I'm gonna do ... it's just nice to get that kind of confidence from someone."
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