Priscilla Presley appreciated Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic about her ex-husband
Perhaps the most important woman in the life of Elvis Presley remains the leading critic of those who want to make a film based on her biography. However, Baz Luhrmann should not worry about the new biopic because the ex-wife of the musician Priscilla Presley is now his main fan. She not only gave him her approval but also appreciated the director's unique vision and the outstanding performance of Austin Butler as the central rock legend.
Already halfway through the film, the beloved king of rock and roll could hardly contain her emotions as the team perfectly conveyed the ambiguous sides of the character of their famous heroes. But, of course, we all know that history does not always have a happy ending. But the legend's widow understands how much we can learn about Elvis' journey, adapted by the director who put his heart and soul into this film.
The first trailer for the film was released in February. 30-year-old Butler played Elvis Presley, 65-year-old Tom Hanks played the manager of Colonel Tom Parker, and Australian actress Olivia DeJonge played Priscilla herself in her youth. Life with a world-class star is not as easy as it might seem. "My God, I had to learn everything. Women were drawn to him, so I was nervous when he had to go somewhere alone. I even went to brush my teeth with him! I always kept an eye on him because everyone in the world was after him," Mrs. Presley recalled in September.
The modest girl from Dallas first met Elvis when she was only 14 years old. In 1967, the couple tied the knot, and in 1973 they divorced. Elvis and Priscilla share a daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, now 54 years old. Priscilla - 76. "I cherish the good times very much. But, of course, there are always fears and insecurities when you grow up. But as you get older, you understand all of that," Elvis' ex-wife says. Priscilla also expressed her desire to preserve the singer's legacy almost 45 years after death.