Rod Stewart pledges to make film about his life after being inspired by Elton John

music news 15/05/2020

It seems that despite their rather turbulent friendship through the decades, Elton John’s 2019 biopic ‘Rocketman’ has inspired Sir Rod Stewart to create his very own biopic.

Rod has already tipped who he thinks should play him too, giving a nod to Welsh actor Rhys Ifans. 

He said of Rhys,  who made his name as scruffy housemate Spike in 1999 hit Notting Hill: “Yeah, Rhys would be a very good idea. [But] he has got to do something with his barnet.”

Rod told BBC Radio 2: “Alastair [his son] has offered to play me when I was 14 as there is a remarkable similarity. If it does not happen it does not matter but I would be flattered if it did.

“But I tell you what, the Freddie Mercury one was so good. It was rock and roll. It would be hard to get something better than that but I would give it a shot.”

Talking about his work and how it has been affected by Covid-19, Rod said: “I miss work. I am itching to get back.”

“I keep in contact with the band and they keep saying ‘see you at the soundcheck.’ but we don’t know when that is going to be.

“I was supposed to tour in July all around the States, can’t see that happening. With luck we may be going to Australia and New Zealand in October.”