Elvis Presley followers have been dissatisfied this week when Austin Butler didn’t win a SAG Award for his portrayal of the King of Rock and Roll. However Austin moved on, and just lately appeared on the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Monday night time. When he did, he paid a loving tribute to the King’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who died on January 12, 2023, aged 54. Throughout this tribute, he described the “grief” of the ordeal.
Austin mentioned: “I’ve by no means felt so near any person so shortly as I did to Lisa Marie. The primary time I met Lisa Marie, we felt as if we knew one another from earlier than as a result of I would carried out these scenes saying goodbye to little Lisa Marie [in the movie], instantly now I am grownup Lisa Marie and we simply each obtained tears in our eyes and I obtained the largest hug.”
The American actor mentioned that, after they met, they obtained collectively and “talked and talked for hours”. (By way of The Mail) “She took me up into his bed room at Graceland and sat on his mattress,” he recalled. “These are the issues which might be the largest reward for this complete factor for me.”
The 31-year-old added that he has been in contact with Lisa Marie’s mom, Priscilla Presley, who can be Elvis’ ex-wife. He mentioned the grief within the household is “sturdy”.
The sensation was mutual between Austin and the Presley household. Lisa Marie, particularly, was brimming with satisfaction about seeing her father dropped at life on the large display by the younger actor.
Earlier than Elvis hit cinemas, Lisa Marie noticed a sneak preview screening. Shortly thereafter, she wrote about her expertise watching her father introduced again to life by Austin.
“I do need to take a second to let you already know that I’ve seen Baz Luhrmann’s film ‘Elvis’ twice now,” she informed her Instagram followers. “And let me let you know that it’s nothing wanting spectacular. Completely beautiful.”
She added: “Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s coronary heart and soul fantastically. In my humble opinion, his efficiency is unprecedented and FINALLY carried out precisely and respectfully. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I’ll eat my very own foot, haha.)” (sic)
Lisa Marie then opened up on how Austin emotionally moved her together with his efficiency.
She mentioned: “What moved me to tears as nicely was watching [her children] Riley and Harper, and Finley afterwards, all 3 visibly overwhelmed in one of the best ways potential manner, and so full of satisfaction about their grandfather and his legacy in a manner that I’ve not beforehand skilled.” (sic)
Elvis is accessible to hire on digital now.