Whereas reflecting on his stream of awards honors, together with the Oscar nod for greatest actor, Austin Butler shared an expertise he had with the late Lisa Marie Presley whereas debuting his portrayal of her father, Elvis.
“I first met Lisa after we screened the movie at Graceland. And I’ve by no means had an expertise the place I met someone and felt an instantaneous depth of relationship to them,” the Elvis star mentioned throughout a go to to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Present on Monday. “She was an individual who didn’t actually have something to show and wouldn’t speak in confidence to all people, and he or she simply opened as much as me. And we bought so shut, so quick. So, it’s simply devastating. It’s bizarre in moments like this, as a result of it’s so bittersweet. A lot nice stuff is going on, however I’m simply devastated for her household and for her to not be right here celebrating with us.”
He added, “To get to be along with her on the Golden Globes, I’ll always remember that for the remainder of my life.”
He then shared how Lisa Marie confirmed him Elvis’ slippers after that screening at Graceland, a reminiscence that provides him goosebumps. “His bed room is a spot that most individuals by no means get to see and he or she mentioned, ‘I need to present you one thing’ and took me up there. Moments like that. We simply sat in his bed room and, up there, he’s not Elvis. He’s simply Dad. And so to listen to these tales, I actually will treasure that eternally.”
Alongside along with his greatest actor nomination from the Academy, Butler can also be nominated for SAG and BAFTA awards for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann‘s movie. When reacting to his Oscar nomination, Butler had beforehand opened as much as Latest Hollywood News in regards to the sudden lack of Lisa Marie amid the surreal awards second.
“The factor I’m most grateful for is that I used to be capable of spend the time that I had with Lisa Marie, and likewise the time that I had in attending to stay for 3 years exploring the lifetime of her father,” he mentioned on Jan. 24, the day the 2023 Oscar nominations have been introduced. “After I really feel moments like at present, I’ve to actually take a second to go, ‘OK, that is that is one thing to be actually grateful for.’ However nothing compares to that second I regarded in her eyes after she first noticed the movie, the place she advised me how a lot it meant to her. I’ll actually cherish that for the remainder of my life.”
Presley died Jan. 12 after an episode of cardiac arrest, simply two days after Butler received the perfect actor award on the Golden Globes for his portrayal, a second the place Lisa Marie was in attendance. Presley and her mom, Priscilla, have supported the movie and Butler’s efficiency. (The actor nonetheless talks in Elvis’ voice.)
Throughout his go to to Fallon, Butler additionally shared what he saved from the movie and spoke about how he practiced the position of Elvis Presley earlier than he even auditioned. “I simply began working like I had the job earlier than I even met Baz,” he mentioned of working with a dialect coach and getting a head begin months earlier than assembly the director.
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