What Elvis Presley’s family thinks of the Elvis movie


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Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” generated a lot of buzz from critics and audiences ahead of its June 24 release. The musical biopic centers on the incredible singer Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) and explores his musical beginnings, his relationship with manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) and his larger-than-life persona who appealed to millions. in the world.

Making a film about one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century ideally requires being precise and respecting the person’s family, while creating something original, which can be a difficult line to toe. The ‘King of Rock and Roll’ died in 1977, but those close to him, especially his ex-wife Priscilla Presley and their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, are alive to see his extraordinary career and life come to life. on the screen. But what do they think of the film? Let’s explore everything Elvis’ family said about “Elvis.”

Priscilla Presley quotes on the movie “Elvis”

Priscilla married Elvis in 1967. They had a daughter, Lisa Marie, in 1968 and eventually separated in 1972. Despite this, Priscilla remained close to her ex-husband until his death in 1977.

Priscilla herself has shared her support for “Elvis” on several occasions and even walked the Met Gala red carpet in May 2022 alongside Butler, who plays the singer in the film. On April 29, the “Dallas” actress spoke about the film on Facebookwriting: “It’s a true story brilliantly and creatively told that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered. Austin Butler, who played Elvis is exceptional. Halfway through the film, Jerry and I got together. looked and said WOW!!! Well done to him…he knew he had some big shoes to fill.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 02: (LR) Austin Butler and Priscilla Presley attend the 2022 Met Gala celebrating

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Additionally, Presley praised the film on instagram in May 2022, saying in part, “I’ve seen Elvis the movie, I’ve watched the trailer over a dozen times… I relived every moment of that movie. It took me a few days to work through the emotions like he did with Lisa Beautifully done Baz, Tom, Austin and Olivia.

Lisa Marie Presley quotes about the movie “Elvis”

Elvis’ only child, Lisa Marie, is also happy with her father’s portrayal in “Elvis” and the film as a whole. The singer shared her positive thoughts about the film on instagram in May 2022. “I want to take a moment to let you know that I’ve seen Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ movie twice, and let me tell you, it’s nothing short of spectacular. Absolutely exquisite. Austin Butler has channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully,” she wrote.

Addressing Luhrmann’s direction, Presley said, “You can feel and witness Baz’s pure love, care and respect for my father throughout this beautiful film, and it’s finally something to myself, my children and their children can be forever proud. . . . I can’t tell you enough how much I love this movie and I hope you will too.”

Riley Keough quotes on the movie “Elvis”

Through his daughter Lisa Marie, Elvis has four grandchildren, and among them Riley Keough has especially expressed his love and admiration for the film. In an interview with Variety, the 33-year-old actress revealed the heartbreaking emotions she went through watching her grandfather’s life on screen. “In the first five minutes, I could feel all the work that Baz and Austin put into trying to get it right. It got to me immediately,” she said. “I started crying five minutes later and I haven’t stopped. There’s a lot of family trauma and generational trauma that started at that point for our family. I felt honored that they worked so hard to really get his essence, to feel his essence. Austin captured it so beautifully.”

When Presley’s immediate family and loved ones have nothing but good things to say about “Elvis,” you know it’s a work of art. Catch the film in theaters starting June 24 to see what the Presley family is raving about.


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