Bodyguard induced him a starring but he hasnt always been cozy as the conduct. He talks about bullies, his inner fat boy and new Elton John biopic Rocketman
For some luck actors, there are instants when their job unexpectedly alters into a higher gear. The privilege component comes along, the world notifications, and boom! their whole life is different. This happened to Richard Madden with Bodyguard, in August last year. He played the tight-mouthed, tight-muscled David Budd, personal minder to Keeley Hawes‘ residence secretary, Julia Montague, in Jed Mercurio‘s six-part BBC One thriller, and the country travelled bananas.
Bodyguard was great TV- controlling, unpredictable, sex, with a crazily OTT finale- but none has been possible to prophesied the furore it would generate. It was a national event, achieving the BBC’s largest drama gathering for a decade. Social media was aflame every Sunday, with much of the hot centred on Madden, his good looks and his stoic “Ma’ams”. There were weaves devoted to his eyebrows, as well as other parts of his anatomy. By the final escapade, he had been modernized from” ex-GameOf Thrones guy”( he played Robb Stark for the first three series) to potential James Bond.
Yet all this hype and bluster happened while Madden was busy doing something else. That something was Rocketman, the Elton John biopic. Madden plays John Reid, Elton’s first administrator and one-time lover, and the write necessitated him to sing and dance, neither of which are part of his natural skill set. So while Bodyguard was on, he was getting up to jazz-hands standard, while wearing a pair of 70 s Cuban heels.” I adored those ends, in the end ,” he says when we meet.” A double-breasted suit and a big Cuban heel. I felt quite sharp. They gave me a little of a wiggle .”