Priscilla Presley Weighs In on ‘Elvis’ Biopic at Met Gala

Priscilla Presley, the ex-wife of the late, legendary crooner Elvis Presley, walked the Met Gala pink carpet with the cast and director of “ELVIS.” She has seen the movie and provided her perception into the brand new Baz Luhrmann musical.

Priscilla Has Given Her Full-Throated Support of the Film

The “Dancing With the Stars” alum was married to Elvis from 1967 till 1973; that they had one youngster, a daughter named Lisa Marie Presley. Director Baz Luhrmann is bringing Elvis to the large display as soon as once more within the eponymous biopic, “ELVIS,” the place the King is portrayed by actor Austin Butler and Priscilla is performed by Olivia DeJonge. Tom Hanks performs Elvis’ supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker.

At the 2022 Met Gala in New York on Monday, May 2, the cast and director walked the pink carpet collectively — in coordinating Prada night put on, in accordance with Vogue — and gave a number of pink carpet interviews to advertise the upcoming movie, which hits theaters on June 24.

On Vogue’s reside stream, Priscilla mentioned that she “loves” the brand new biopic and added, “I believe it is a film for everybody. Even the individuals who’ve heard tales about Elvis earlier than, they are going to study one thing.”

Priscilla beforehand gave a glowing overview of the movie in a Facebook submit after attending a non-public screening for herself and Jerry Schilling, who was a part of Presley’s administration staff.

Priscilla wrote:

This story is about Elvis and Colonel Parker’s relationship. It is a real story informed brilliantly and creatively that solely Baz, in his distinctive inventive means, may have delivered. Austin Butler, who performed Elvis is excellent. Halfway by means of the movie Jerry and I checked out one another and mentioned WOW!!! Bravo to him… he knew he had huge sneakers to fill. He was extraordinarily nervous taking part in this half. I can solely think about. Tom Hanks was Col Parker on this movie. What a personality he was. There was two sides to Colonel, Jerry and I witnessed each.

She completed by saying that the movie will assist individuals “perceive a bit of bit extra of Elvis’ journey” and praised the “coronary heart and soul” that Lurhmann put into this movie.

Butler & Luhrmann Said Priscilla’s Blessing Means The World

In a pink carpet interview with Variety, Luhrmann mentioned that Priscilla’s optimistic suggestions is the most effective overview they might have obtained.

“There won’t ever be, for Austin and I, a greater overview in our life. We did not know what she would suppose. We [had] butterflies. I can let you know after I learn the be aware she wrote to us, to Austin, that he broke down in tears. That is the straightforward reality. Can you think about? Can you think about that duty?” mentioned the director.

Butler added, “It’s only a dream come true, it is actually particular.

Variety additionally requested him to call his favourite Elvis track and he mentioned, “I do not suppose I can identify only one. I like them, I like so lots of them. It is determined by my temper.”

“ELVIS” hits theaters on June 24 and drops on HBO Max 45 days later. “Dancing With the Stars” returns for season 31 within the fall of 2022 on Disney Plus. Priscilla and her companion Louis Van Amstel completed in eighth positioned on season six again in 2008.

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