And of course the duo performed his hit 1972 single “Rocket Man.”
As for John’s thoughts about Egerton’s performance, he said in a video played at the premiere, “To be honest with you I was blown away. I was very moved. I cried the first time I saw it and I cried a lot this time.”
The film chronicles John’s rise to international stardom and the bumps along the way. It also features some of the singer’s most famous concert moments, including his show at Dodger Stadium in 1975.
The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden and hits theaters May 31.