Published On: Sat, Jul 9th, 2022

INTERVIEW: Taron Egerton Talks Ray Liotta, ‘Little Shop,’ and ‘Black Bird’

Taron Egerton as Jimmy Keene in Black Bird

Apple TV+ miniseries Black Bird has become the latest in a long line of true crime turned into a fictionalized series, and what makes the series stand apart from others of its kind is the brilliant performance we get from star Taron Egerton as Jimmy Keene. A man who thought he was going to jail for five years gets “tricked” into a longer sentence, and a way he can commute that sentence is by getting a confession out of serial killer Larry Hall. Keene’s job is to find out where the bodies are, and he does so by “befriending” Larry and earning his trust.

Egerton brings Keene to life with humor (at times) to hide his fear, and with a scene later in the season where he’s crying knowing what he’s doing and who he’s dealing with, and it is all rolled into a performance that reminds me just how talented Egerton is—which I told him in our interview together by first praising his role as Elton John in Rocketman and celebrating how this is, yet again, an example of why he’s one of the best out there.

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