I’m just devastated for her family and for her to not be here celebrating with us, you know? Austin Butler is getting candid about the death of Lisa Marie Presley. On Monday’s, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. The Elvis actor opened up about Elvis Presley’s daughter in his first oncamera interview since her passing.
She was a person who didn’t really have anything to prove and wouldn’t open up to everybody. And she he just opened up to me and we got so close so fast, so it’s just devastating. And it’s weird in moments like this because it’s so bittersweet. While chatting with the host, Austin Butler reflected on the first time he met the 54 year old who died on January 12 after being rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest.
I first met Lisa when we screened the film at Graceland and I’ve never had an experience where I met somebody and felt an immediate depth of relationship to them. The 31 year old is now nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the king of rock and roll in the Baslerman film. Austin Butler was also nominated for a Critics choice award and won the Golden Globe on January 10.
To get to be with her at the Golden Globes, I’ll never forget that for the rest of my life. And to give you the support and to give you the thumbs up. Was it Lisa Maria? Was it Priscilla that showed you Elvis’s slippers? It was Lisa Marie. Yeah. Remember you told me that. Yeah, I get goosebumps. I mean, that was after we screened the film and the bedrooms. His bedroom is a place that most people never get to see. And she said, I want to show you something. And she took me up there and it was moments like that. We just sat in his bedroom and up there, he’s not Elvis.
He was just dad and started hear those stories. And I truly will treasure that forever. Access Hollywood’s kid who verse spoke to Lisa Marie on the red carpet at the event just days before her death. And she praised his performance. It’s so important, that movie on so many levels and I’m so proud of him and Baths and I’m just here to support them.
Austin Butler was funny talking about he worked really hard to get Elvis’s laugh down and it was like a hiccup of the head. Did he nail it? Absolutely. Absolutely everything. Even the voices, that throat, like, what is it? He would make the noises sometimes and he got all of it. I don’t know how to describe him, but all of his mannerisms, he absolutely nailed it.
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