Priscilla Presley Poses With “Elvis” Actor At Met Gala
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In July, 2019, Baz Luhrmann announced via social media who he had cast to play Elvis Presley in his upcoming biopic about the King of Rock and Roll, titled Elvis.
Many famous names were up for the role including Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort, Austin Butler, and Miles Teller, but only one man was deemed right for the job. That man is Austin Butler. Luhrmann confirmed the casting on July 15, 2019 with a simple tweet, posting a photo of Presley and Butler side by side.
In 2019, Radar Online asked Priscilla if she thinks Austin is the best man for the job. She said, “I don’t know.”
Leading up to the movie’s release, Priscilla Presley revealed that Luhrmann arranged a private screening for her and Elvis’ former manager Jerry Schilling. She also revealed her true thoughts on the film.
She said, “It is a true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered.”
Priscilla also gave her thoughts on Butler’s performance as her late ex-husband: “Austin Butler, who played Elvis is outstanding. Halfway through the film Jerry and I looked at each other and said WOW!!! Bravo to him…he knew he had big shoes to fill. He was extremely nervous playing this part. I can only imagine.”
In an interview on the Met Gala red carpet, Baz told Variety, “There will never be, for Austin and I, a better review in our life. We didn’t know what she would think. I read the note she wrote to us, to Austin and he broke down in tears. Can you imagine? Can you imagine that responsibility?!”
In a surprise move, Priscilla also attended the Met Gala and took photos with the Elvis actor. In fact, the entire cast attended and even did a red carpet interview together, where it was revealed country singer Kacey Musgraves recorded a new version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” for the film.
See the photos below.