Austin Butler Can’t Stop Talking Like Elvis – News Film |


Austin Butler claims he started talking like Elvis Presley after playing him in the new biopic.

The 30-year-old actor plays the king of rock and roll in Baz Luhrmann’s film, but he revealed he couldn’t change the music legend’s distinctive tones now that he’s finished the film.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Austin explained, “At this point, I keep asking people, ‘Is that my voice? because it feels like my real…it’s one of those things where certain things trigger it and other times it’s, I don’t know.

“When you live with something for two years, and you don’t do anything else, I think you can’t help it. It becomes a fiber of your being.”

As well as talking and singing like Elvis, Austin had to move his hips to mimic the music icon’s moves during the film and revealed he “had to work hard” to perfect Elvis’ physique.

The ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ star said, “The thing about him is that they weren’t moves, they were coming out of the feel of the music. So to me, he had to s “Acting to find the feel of the music, moving me in that way. It was really fun. It was liberating.”

Austin revealed that he wanted to capture the King’s whims but also didn’t want his portrayal to be comical.

He said: “There’s so many things out there that have become these caricatures, so even talking about him curling his lip, it’s something he hasn’t done as much as we think. He would do it for a photo.

“It was about figuring out how subtly you can go with things while still maintaining the essence. It was this constant back and forth, and that’s the trickiest thing, going back- backtracking between incredibly technical stuff and never losing the humanity. Like, that was the point, always having your soul in it.”


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