Austin Butler has described how his body “started to shut down” after ending the role of Elvis Presley in the upcoming biopic.
The actor stars alongside Tom Hanks elvisBaz Luhrmann’s film about the life and career of the rock ‘n’ roll singer.
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.”
The trailer for Elvis was released in February, with Butler dividing viewers with his resemblance to the musician.
However, when he appeared at the Met Gala earlier this month, many fans wondered if Butler was still impersonating Presley due to his changing accent.
Presley’s granddaughter, actor Riley Keogh, has given her own verdict on the biopic.
When asked if she herself had thought about starring in the film, the Zola star said the subject was “a little too close”.
“It’s intense enough to watch, I don’t want to play in it,” she said. “It was never a conversation. I think there was a boundary there that felt respected in a nice way.”
elvis hits theaters on June 24th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/austin-butler-elvis-hospital-appendicitis-b2086809.html Austin Butler rushed to hospital the day after he finished filming Elvis: ‘My body started to shut down’