Austin Butler Talks Lisa Marie Presley After ‘Elvis’ 2023 Oscar Nom – Latest Hollywood News

Austin Butler has opened up in regards to the late Lisa Marie Presley following his Oscar nomination for finest actor for his portrayal of her father, Elvis Presley, in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.

“[This role] appeared as if it was this unimaginable mountain to climb in entrance of me,” Butler instructed Latest Hollywood News on Tuesday morning, following the 2023 Oscar nominations. “There have been so many pitfalls and so I simply was specializing in one step at a time. And actually the factor for me was simply honoring the lifetime of this man and his household. And that’s why these moments when Lisa Marie and Priscilla [Presley] obtained to see the movie after which I first noticed them after… nothing I might do would ever high that. And particularly with Lisa Marie not being right here with us. I simply want she was right here to have fun at present with us.”

Presley handed away on Jan. 12 after an episode of cardiac arrest, only a few days after Butler gained the perfect actor award on the Golden Globes for his portrayal. Her funeral happened on Sunday, the place Butler and Luhrmann have been in attendance. Presley and her mom Priscilla have been very concerned within the making of the biopic and have been constantly robust champions of Butler’s efficiency.

“She was probably the most simple and supportive individual,” Butler stated about Presley. “I do know from all of the occasions that we obtained to have fun collectively how we’d have fun at present, you realize, and I want she and Elvis have been right here to get to expertise this time.”

He continued, “It actually places issues in perspective to the place finally, the factor I’m most grateful for is that I used to be in a position to spend the time that I had with Lisa Marie, and in addition the time that I had in attending to reside for 3 years exploring the lifetime of her father. Once I see moments like at present or after I really feel moments like at present, I’ve to essentially take a second to go, ‘Okay, that is that is one thing to be actually grateful for.’ However nothing compares to that second I appeared in her eyes after she first noticed the movie, the place she instructed me how a lot it meant to her. I’ll actually cherish that for the remainder of my life.”

Butler stated the factor he’s most pleased with from engaged on the movie shouldn’t be solely portraying one of the vital well-known folks of all time, but in addition overcoming his personal private fears.

“There have been so many issues that I needed to discover in myself: I’m very shy,” he defined. “I didn’t dance or sing or like being in entrance of enormous crowds, and so to beat these fears, in addition to simply the daunting job of embodying one of the vital acknowledged people who’s ever lived — as a result of there have been so some ways during which that would have gone flawed — that was this tight rope that I used to be strolling day-after-day. To now be right here, I simply really feel relieved and grateful and joyous. The peaks are actually excessive proper now, the valleys are very low. However that’s what makes life really feel vibrant.”

Butler was nominated alongside Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Invoice Nighy (Dwelling) and Paul Mescal (Aftersun).

“So a lot of my heroes are my pals that I’m rooting for,” he stated. “I used to be actually excited to listen to that my good good friend Barry Keoghan obtained nominated as nicely at present and All the things All over the place All at As soon as, and Banshees… I additionally simply adore Brendan and I’m so excited for him. I really like Colin and he’s been actually candy to me and Paul’s a good friend of mine, as nicely and Invoice Nighy! It’s been a extremely great half about this complete expertise, attending to be round all these different actors and artists, like Martin McDonagh — I’m so excited for him. There are lots of people; I may go on and on. I’m simply so pleased with everyone, and so privileged and humbled to be included amongst all of them.”

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