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Elvis Presley’s only daughterLisa Marie Presley has some thoughts on an upcoming biography focusing on the late singer.
The 54-year-old sat alongside her daughter Riley Keough for a special “Elvis Exclusively Elvis: A Special Edition of 20/20,” which aired Tuesday night. Mother and daughter were reflected in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming movie “Elvis,” which stars Austin Butler as Lisa Marie’s father and Keogh’s grandfather.
“It was very emotional [experience]’ said Lisa Marie in a rare interview. As Riley said, it shocks generations in a good way.
“And Riley, five minutes later, he was already saying, I’m done. She was already crying and I was crying.”
Actress and director Keogh said the story was “really intense”.
as a movie, It’s just an extraordinary movieThe 33-year-old said.
Their reflections came days after Good Morning America aired an interview with Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla Presley. She is joined by the ex-wife of the late star Olivia de Jong, who played her in the film.
“I sit there watching that movie and go, ‘Oh my God, I wish he could see this,'” the 77-year-old said. “It was perfection.”
The duo then talked about a moment in the movie where Priscilla asked Presley to look for her Treating his drug addiction.
Priscilla said the scene brought back “memories”.
Priscilla reflected: “It was getting more and more scary as time went on as he was like him, a rebel.”
She praised Butler’s performance as Presley, who died in 1977 at the age of 42.
“Austin was incredible,” Priscilla said. “While I was watching it, actually, I was going, ‘Wow, that’s it movie that [Elvis] I really love“.It shows who he is, what he was striving for, what his dreams are.”
Priscilla said that while it was “strange” to see someone filming her, she was pleased with DeJonge’s performance.
“I’m so happy that she was sensitive and that she cared about her and that she was so strong with him too, you know, I think she did a really great job,” Priscilla said. “It was a pleasant surprise to me.”
Butler, 30, proved to be the likely favorite to land the role of Presley over more famous names such as Harry Styles, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort.
When the movie “Elvis” opens in theaters on Friday, will resurrect one of the most iconic figures in American music in the biggest and most dazzling films to try to capture the king of rock ‘n’ roll. And it would push Butler, the Orange County, California, native best known for playing Tex Watson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, onto a much bigger stage.
“It all sounds like some kind of a dream come true,” Butler said the morning after the movie. Cannes Film Festival premiere. “I have to take a moment to take a deep breath and say, ‘This is real life.'”
Reviews were largely positive for “Elvis,” but glowing for Butler. The actor said that he devoted two years of his life to the film, anxiously searching for Presley and gradually transforming into his character. Butler went through the daily routine wondering how Presley had done it. When the movie ended, Butler struggled to let it go.
“Suddenly, I was brushing my teeth, and now I’m doing these normal things,” Butler said. “It was a real existential crisis when I was done.” “The next morning, I woke up and couldn’t walk. I thought my appendix ruptured. The pain was the most painful in my stomach, so they took me to the emergency room. It’s crazy how your body can go on kind of for the duration of doing something.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.