Priscilla Presley has taken her endorsement of Elvis to the Met Gala pink carpet.
The ex-wife of the late Elvis Presley accompanied the forged — together with Austin Butler, who performs Elvis, and Olivia DeJonge, who performs Priscilla — and director Baz Luhrmann to vogue’s greatest evening on Monday.
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Throughout a chat with La La Anthony on the pink carpet, as seen on Vogue’s livestream, DeJonge, 24, stated she did “lots of studying and lots of listening” to organize for her function as Priscilla.
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As for the real-life Priscilla, 76, she stated she “loves” the movie and added, “I believe it is a film for everybody.”
“Even the individuals who’ve heard tales about Elvis earlier than, they’re gonna be taught one thing,” she stated.
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Butler, 30, stated that making Priscilla and Jerry Schilling, Elvis’ former supervisor who was additionally current on the occasion Monday evening, “proud was actually on the core of all of it for me.”
“Making all of the individuals who cherished Elvis a lot proud and doing [him] justice,” added Butler, who wore a black swimsuit to the occasion.
“I simply got down to discover his humanity as a lot as I may and convey that out with as a lot life as a lot as I may,” he stated.
Jerry Schilling and Priscilla Presley attend The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Vogue” at The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork on Could 02, 2022 in New York Metropolis. Priscilla Presley and Baz Luhrmann arrive at The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Vogue” at The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork on Could 02, 2022 in New York Metropolis. Left: Jerry Schilling and Priscilla Presley | Credit score: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Proper: Priscilla Presley and Baz Luhrmann | Credit score: Kevin Mazur/MG22/Getty
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Priscilla beforehand gave Elvis her seal of approval, raving about Luhrmann’s imaginative and prescient and Butler’s efficiency because the titular rock legend after she was handled to a personal screening.
“For these curious in regards to the new movie ELVIS, Baz Luhrmann, the director, offered a personal screening for me and Jerry Schilling at Warner studios just lately,” she wrote Friday on Fb.
“This story is about Elvis and Colonel Parker’s relationship. It’s a true story advised brilliantly and creatively that solely Baz, in his distinctive creative approach, may have delivered. Austin Butler, who performed Elvis is excellent,” Priscilla continued.
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“Midway by way of the movie Jerry [Schilling] and I checked out one another and stated WOW!!! Bravo to him … he knew he had huge sneakers to fill,” Priscilla stated. “He was extraordinarily nervous taking part in this half. I can solely think about. Tom Hanks was Col Parker on this movie. What a personality he was. There was two sides to Colonel, Jerry and I witnessed each.”
“The story, as everyone knows, doesn’t have a cheerful ending. However I believe you’ll perceive somewhat bit extra of Elvis’ journey, penned by a directer [sic] who put his coronary heart and soul and plenty of hours into this movie,” she concluded.
The first trailer for Elvis dropped in February, giving a glimpse at Butler within the function of a lifetime and Hanks, 65, as Elvis’ supervisor Colonel Tom Parker, in addition to Australian actress DeJonge as a younger Priscilla.
Elvis premieres June 24 in theaters and 45 days afterward HBO Max.