In Baz Luhrmann’s film Elvis, Austin Butler did his best to portray Elvis Presley in a manner that was true to life.
In a clip for this week’s episode of the Variety Awards Circuit podcast, an actor who was nominated for an Academy Award explained the lengths he went to in order to portray the character.
Butler, who is 31 years old, revealed that he needed to gain weight in order to portray an older version of Elvis Presley in the biopic, which chronicles the rise to fame of the famous music icon at various phases of his career. Butler is playing an older version of Presley in the film.
It has been told to me that during filming The Lovely Bones, Ryan Gosling would heat up Haagen-Dazs in the microwave and then eat it. I had gotten to the point where I was doing it, he elucidated.
He acknowledged that in order to play Elvis Presley in the movie’s sequences, he wore a body suit; nevertheless, he also stated that he did everything in his power to prepare himself for the scenes.
I would go to the store and buy two dozen doughnuts so that I could eat them all. By this point, I had already begun to gain weight significantly. It’s fun for about a week, but then you start to feel bad about yourself, ” he continued. But, our original plan was to begin filming in the correct chronological order. It was discarded very quickly, particularly in light of COVID. It was utterly impossible to accomplish.
He disclosed this information during a press conference held in May at the Cannes Film Festival. He stated that he put his “life on rest for two years” in order to learn “everything” about Elvis Presley during the time that the filming of the movie and its release date was delayed due to the COVID pandemic.
“I suddenly found myself falling down a rabbit hole of infatuation. “I spent two years studying him, trying to understand his humanity as best I could via that, and I divided his life into periods of time where I could hear the differences in how his voice and movement altered over the years,” he added. “I divided his life into periods of time where I could hear the differences in how his voice and movement altered over the years.”
On his visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! in January, he made the following statement. saying it was a nerve-wracking experience overall. And the truth is that I let my fear control my actions,” he said.
Before the performance, he confessed that he had collections of Elvis Presley’s voice that he would “listen to every day – his laugh, different songs” for “hours.” During the performance, he listened to these collections for “hours.”
Jimmy Kimmel quoted Butler as saying, “And then once I was authorized to leave the apartment, I would usually wake up every day around 3 or 4 in the morning with this horror.” Butler was referring to the time when he was allowed to leave the flat.