Elton John will be on MTV’s Total Request Live on Friday, January 11th to show his new video ‘This Train Don’t Stop Here No More’ for the 1st time. It’s not confirmed that *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake who plays a young Elton in the video will be on there as they are still trying to work something out with him.
First Timberlake As Elton Photo
December 7, 2001 – The Sun had a photo of *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake dressed as Elton John for Elton’s video for new song This Train Don-t Stop There Anymore, due out on January 7. Elton said of Timberlake, “The video is stunning. Justin looks amazing – it takes me right back to the Seventies.”
Elton Amazed By Timberlake Impression
November 29, 2001 – The New York Daily News reports Elton John was amazed at *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake who copied his mannerisms to a T as he played Elton in his new video for ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Any More’. Said video director David LaChapelle, “I thought I’d have to coach Justin, but he ended up blowing everybody away. He knew so many of Elton’s mannerisms. Even Elton said, ‘My God, the hair stood up on my neck.'”