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Taron Egerton: Part of me wants to be Leonardo DiCaprio

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Taron Egerton: Part of me wants to be Leonardo DiCaprio

Taron Egerton says a "part" of him wants to be like "Leonardo DiCaprio" and be a famous bachelor jetting all over the world.

The 26-year-old British actor has now starred in two successful movies, 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' and 'Eddie the Eagle', and is aware his celebrity status is on the rise.

Although Taron isn't adverse to the perks of being a movie star he isn't sure if he wants to completely embrace the Hollywood lifestyle.

Discussing how he is handling the fame game, he said: "Well, a part of everyone wants to be Leonardo DiCaprio, don't they? But then a big part of me recognises that I'm a very private person - someone who really likes to go to the pub and get silly with my mates. I don't want to worry about maintaining an air of decorum that's not natural to me."

Taron - who stars alongside Hugh Jackman in 'Eddie the Eagle' in which he plays real life British Olympic ski jumper Eddie Edwards - admits his working life can make him lonely because of all the travelling he has to do.

The young heartthrob has got used to living in hotels but he is looking forward to settling down and having a family one day, once he finds the right girl.

Taron - who is being tipped to play a young Han Solo in a 'Star Wars' spin-off film - told The Guardian newspaper: "Yeah (I get lonely). Massively. I don't want to start getting my little violin out, but travelling across the world constantly and staying in hotels is tough, man. I think it's probably easier if you have a partner, but I've been single for three years now. I find the lack of structure difficult, but it's a very first-world problem. Part of me looks forward to a time when I have a family and a partner and I take less of my nourishment from social occasions. Having a little unit around me will make my working life easier, because it is quite lonely otherwise."