Lisa Marie Presley on Austin Butler’s Elvis Performance
Austin Butler’s performance in the upcoming biopic “Elvis” is already getting a first bid for the 2023 Oscar race. On May 14, Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the late rock n’ roll icon and his ex-wife, Priscilla, raved on Twitter about Butler’s portrayal of her father, which she says is “nothing short of spectacular” (she watches the film twice).
“Austin Butler beautifully channeled and embodied the heart and soul of my father,” she said. tweeted, add“In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done with precision and respect. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I’ll eat my foot, haha.)” She also praised by director Baz Luhrmann. “pure love, care and respect” and thanked him for “setting the record straight in such a profoundly profound and artistic way”.
Biographical films can often be hit or miss. But with co-signs by Lisa Marie and Priscilla — who accompanied Butler to the 2022 Met Gala — “Elvis” sounds like a promising film that just might win an Oscar or two next year. The film is set to hit theaters on June 24 and despite filming wrapping up, Butler still seems very committed to his role.
According to multiple interviews since being cast as Presley, Butler’s total transformation could be the result of a game of method, though he has yet to comment on exactly how he portrayed the singer in the film. As heard in a Interview with Vogue with La La Anthony at this year’s Met Gala, the actor continued to use the same deep Southern accent of “Elvis” in real life.
Proofs of accent and stamps of approval can only mean that “Elvis” will be one of the most talked about movies this year.
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