Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, says the biographical film ‘brings such generational trauma in a good way’

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The only daughter of Elvis PresleyLisa Marie Presley, is contemplating an upcoming biographical film focusing on the late singer.

The 54-year-old sat down with her daughter Riley Keough for a special, “Exclusively Elvis: A Special Edition of 20/20,” which aired Tuesday night. The mother-daughter duo referred to the upcoming film Luhrmann’s “Elvis”, in which Austin Butler plays Lisa Marie’s father and Keough’s grandfather.

“It was so emotional [experience]”Lisa Marie said in a rare interview.” As Riley said, it just brings such generational trauma in a good way.

“And Riley, after five minutes, had already said, ‘I’m done.’ She was already crying, and I was crying. “

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Lisa Marie Presley gave a rare interview about the impact

Lisa Marie Presley gave a rare interview about the influence of “Elvis” on her. The film premieres on Friday.
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Keough, an actress and director, said the story was “really intense”.

“Like a movie, it’s just a great movieSaid the 33-year-old.

Their thoughts came days after “Good Morning America” aired an interview with Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla Presley. The former wife of the late star was joined by Olivia DeJonge, who plays her in the film.

“I sit there and watch this movie and I say,‘ God, I wish he could see this, ’” the 77-year-old said. “It was perfection.”

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(LR) Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood (daughter of Lise Marie), Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley (mother of Lise Marie), Riley Keough (daughter of Lise Marie) and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood (daughter of Lise Marie) attend a three-generation handprint ceremony Presley’s at the TCL Chinese Theater on June 21, 2022 in Hollywood.

(LR) Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood (daughter of Lise Marie), Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley (mother of Lise Marie), Riley Keough (daughter of Lise Marie) and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood (daughter of Lise Marie) attend a three-generation handprint ceremony Presley’s at the TCL Chinese Theater on June 21, 2022 in Hollywood.
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The duo then talked about a moment in the film where Priscilla asks Presley to look for him treatment of his “drug addiction”.

Priscilla said the scene brought back “memories”.

“It was getting scarier as time passed where he was, he protested,” Priscilla thought.

She went on to praise Butler’s role as Presley, who died in 1977 at the age of 42.

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Olivia DeJonge and Priscilla Presley attend a photo shoot

Olivia DeJonge and Priscilla Presley attend an invitation to photograph “Elvis” during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2022 in Cannes, France.
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“Austin was amazing,” Priscilla said. “As I watched it, in fact, I thought,‘ Wow, this is it a film that [Elvis] would really love to. ‘ Showing who he was, what he aspired to, what his dreams were. “

Priscilla said that while it was “weird” to see someone starring her, she was pleased with DeJonge’s performance.

“I’m so happy that she was sensitive and caring and that she was a little strong with him, and you know, I thought she did a really good job,” Priscilla said. “I was pleasantly surprised.”

Butler, 30, proved to be an unlikely favorite for the role of Presley over more famous names such as Harry Styles, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort.

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Austin Butler attends a handprint ceremony in honor of three generations of Presley at the TCL Chinese Theater on June 21, 2022 in Hollywood.

Austin Butler attends a handprint ceremony in honor of three generations of Presley at the TCL Chinese Theater on June 21, 2022 in Hollywood.
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When “Elvis” starts in cinemas on Friday, will resurrect one of the most famous figures in American music in the biggest, most dazzling film that has ever tried to capture the king of rock and roll. And that will bring Butler, of Orange County, California, born best known for his role as Tex Watson in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” to a far bigger stage.

“It all looks like this wonderful dream,” Butler said the morning after the film Premiere of the Cannes Film Festival. “I have to take a few moments to take a deep breath and say, ‘This is real life.'”

The reviews were mostly positive for “Elvis”, but they were brilliant for Butler. The actor said he devoted two years of his life to film, obsessively exploring Presley and gradually transforming into him. Butler went through the daily routines wondering how Presley did them. When the film ended, Butler struggled to release it.

“Suddenly I was brushing my teeth, and now I’m doing these worldly things. It was a real existential crisis when I finished,” Butler said. “The next morning I woke up and I couldn’t walk. I thought my appendix had ruptured. It was the strongest pain in my stomach, so they took me to the emergency room. It’s wild how your body can endure doing something. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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