Sunday, 30 January 2011

Elton John & David Furnish: The Abbreviated Interview

The conversation rarely strays from the touchstone and hearth of gay. It’s not assertive or proselytising, it’s not defensive or a performance, it is just the foundation of who they are together. I defy anyone not to be 40% camper around them. Homosexuality isn’t contagious, but it is infectious...

“All the stuff they write, it’s such crap! That we’ve had a designer in to do the nursery — nonsense. That there are half a dozen nannies — we have one nanny. That we’ve spent thousands on clothes and toys. Rubbish — all you need is a couple of Babygros and a lot of muslin. Friends are being really great, giving us hand-me-down stuff.”

The Sunday Times photographer is here, and Elton and David go to hair and make-up.
Returning suited and polished, they stand together and smile, and despite the art and the setting, it is what’s familiar that you notice. A married couple, fond and awkward, posing for a snap.

• AA Gill profiles proud new parents, Elton John and David Furnish, for The Sunday Times, 'And Then There Were Three'
They are promoting their new film, Gnomeo & Juliet; "It’s an animated retelling of Romeo and Juliet, but told by garden gnomes."

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