Priscilla Presley says Elvis would have ‘cherished’ new biopic: ‘It’s perfection’

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Priscilla Presley moved to tears as 'Elvis' biopic receives 12-minute standing ovation at Cannes

2022-06-18 23:21:09

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Priscilla Presley says that her ex-husband, Elvis Presley, would approve of the newest movie highlighting his life.

In a Good Morning America look on Friday, Presley, 77, was joined Olivia DeJonge – who performs her within the upcoming film – to share perception of what its wish to see her life on the massive display screen.

“I am sitting there watching this film and going ‘god I want he might see this,'” she mentioned of Elvis. Presley then shared that he would have cherished the brand new film, claiming “it was perfection.” 

Presley talked concerning the second within the movie the place she requested her ex-husband to hunt assistance on his “drug dependency” and he or she mentioned that scene introduced again “recollections.”

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Priscilla Presley says Elvis would have “cherished” the newest movie impressed by his life. The musician died in 1977 at 42.
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“It was getting increasingly horrifying as time glided by the place he simply was like, rebelling,” Presley mentioned. 

She went on to reward the movie’s lead, Austin Butler, on his interpretation of the late musician. 

Austin Butler and Priscilla Presley attend the screening of "Elvis" during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Austin Butler and Priscilla Presley attend the screening of “Elvis” through the seventy fifth annual Cannes Movie Competition.
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“Austin was simply unbelievable,” she famous. “As I used to be watching it, truly, I used to be going wow, this can be a film that he would have actually cherished. Exhibiting who he was, what he was striving for, what his goals have been.”

Though it was “unusual” for Presley to her life performed out by DeJonge, she applauded her on her efficiency.

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“I am so pleased that she was delicate and that she was caring and that she was just a little sturdy with him as properly, and you already know, I assumed she did a very, very nice job, I used to be pleasantly shocked,” she mentioned.

DeJone instructed Presley through the interview that her approval was a “enormous aid.”

Elvis Presley and bride Priscilla Presley May 1, 1967.

Elvis Presley and bride Priscilla Presley Might 1, 1967.
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“Inside my analysis, it was so evident the quantity of affection and care and sensitivity that was there so I am very glad that that got here by way of,” the actress mentioned.

Throughout the Cannes Movie Competition in Might, the movie acquired a 12-minute lengthy standing ovation, which moved Presley to tears.

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She hugged the movie’s director, Baz Luhrmann, because the applause roared.

Presley has constantly praised the upcoming biopic and mentioned on the red-carpet of the 2022 Met Gala, “I believe it is a film for everybody.”

Baz Luhrmann, Olivia DeJonge, and Austin Butler attend the Canadian screening of Warner Bros. "Elvis" in June.

Baz Luhrmann, Olivia DeJonge, and Austin Butler attend the Canadian screening of Warner Bros. “Elvis” in June.
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She added: “Even the individuals who’ve heard tales about Elvis earlier than, they’re gonna study one thing.”

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A couple of days after the Met Gala, she took to Instagram to reiterate her love for the film, which is ready to be launched June 24. 

“I’ve seen Elvis the movie, I watched the trailer over a dozen instances,” she wrote, attaching a video of the trailer. “Superbly performed Baz, Tom, Austin and Olivia.”


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