Austin Butler didn’t see his family for ‘three years’ while filming Elvis

Austin Butler has spoken openly about his intense preparation for the role of Elvis Presley elvis.

In a new interview, Butler revealed he didn’t see his family for “about three years” while the film was being made.

The 31-year-old explained: “I prepared myself [director Baz Luhrmann], and then I went to Australia. I had months where I didn’t want to talk to anyone.

“And when I did that, the only thing I ever thought about was Elvis. I spoke with his voice the whole time,” he told singer Janelle Monáe in an interview fordiversity.

The actor stars alongside Tom Hanks elvisLuhrmann’s June release film about the rock ‘n’ roll singer’s life and career.

Last week, the actor won a People’s Choice Award for his performance in the film.

In a previous interview, Butler revealed that he left the set of Elvis “in tears” one day after director Luhrmann encouraged studio management to berate him while he sang.

Austin Butler spoke in Elvis’ voice “all the time” during filming


He said VMAN: “[Luhrmann] had all the executives and everyone from RCA back in the offices, he brought them into the recording studio and said “I want you all to sit across from Austin” and he told them to bother me.

“So they made fun of me and stuff like that while I was singing.”

Butler also said Leonardo DiCaprio warned him about Luhrmann’s unusual approach to filmmaking.

The actor who worked with the director Romeo + Juliet, apparently told him, “Baz will push you in ways you didn’t know anyone could.” He will throw you off balance and throw you off balance.”

After filming for elvis Butler was wrapped up and hospitalized in March 2021 when his body “started to shut down.”

In conversation with GQButler described how he wrapped up filming in March 2021, only to be diagnosed with a virus that has the same symptoms as appendicitis, leaving him bedridden.

“I woke up at 4am in excruciating pain and was taken to the hospital,” Butler said.

“My body just started to shut down the day after training elvis.” Austin Butler didn’t see his family for ‘three years’ while filming Elvis


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