Sir Elton John has lavishly praised the ‘It is A Sin’ star Olly Alexander for being ‘hilariously humorous’ and proficient just like the Queen frontman Freddie Mercury – who died in 1991 as a consequence of problems from AIDS on the age of 45.
The ‘I am Nonetheless Standing’ singer, 73, introduced up his late pal Freddie whereas speaking to Olly about his function as Ritchie Tozer within the Channel 4 drama collection, ‘It is A Sin’, which depicts the lives of homosexual males and their pals who lived through the HIV/AIDS disaster within the UK.
Elton John went on to explain his love for Freddie in his personal phrases: “I miss him every day because he was such, a bit like you [Olly], positive, full of life, full of energy, hilariously funny, and what a talent.”
He lauded the younger British musician in the identical means, saying: “Having spoken to you on the phone and now speaking to you in person I get the feeling that you in real life are not very far away from Ritchie the character in ‘It’s a Sin’?”
The 30-year-old singer agreed and replied: “We’re similar! We share a lot of similarities – 18-years-old I moved to London, that’s what I did to make a name for myself. I wanted to be an actor, I wanted to be a musician, and I really related to that with Ritchie straight away.”
Oliver Alexander Thornton is a British musician, singer-songwriter, actor, and LGBTQ advocate. He’s the lead singer of the synth-pop trio Years & Years.
Gushing over the Alexander, Sir Elton John stated: “You have so much life in you, no matter what you do, whether you’re making music, whether you’re acting, you have this great spirit. I love people with that kind of positivity.”