August 11, 2022


"Elvis" Star Austin Butler on Rami Malek's Recommendation For Portraying an Icon

Austin Butler and Tom Hanks are an electrifying duo in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” telling The King’s story in a approach that now we have but to see on display. Earlier than they began, nevertheless, all these expectations have been consuming away at Butler to the purpose of a close to panic assault. It wasn’t till some recommendation from Rami Malek (a fellow portrayer of rock royalty together with his flip as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody”) that Butler knew it wasn’t in regards to the excellent impression however fairly about two “souls colliding and creating one thing we have by no means seen earlier than.”

For extra poignant tales like this, try the reporting of POPSUGAR’s personal Njera Perkins, who traveled all the best way to Graceland in Memphis, TN, to get the within scoop on this thrill trip of a manufacturing. She obtained the solid’s takes on portraying a variety of historic musical icons. She additionally spoke in depth with Butler on his years-long “Elvis” journey and with Luhrmann on telling a novel Elvis Presley story.

In the meantime, within the video above, why does Hanks suppose that actors are like “hungry canines”? Watch to seek out out, and you should definitely catch “Elvis” shimmying and sliding into theaters now!

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