Priscilla Presley has shared her thoughts on the new biopic about her late ex-husband Elvis Presley.
The 76-year-old, who attended a private screening of the film, took to Facebook on Friday (April 29) to applaud director Baz Luhrmann elvis.
She said she saw the film with Elvis’ old friend, talent manager and Presley’s Memphis Mafia member Jerry Schilling.
“This story is about the relationship between Elvis and Colonel Parker,” Presley wrote. “It’s a brilliantly and creatively told true story that only Baz could have delivered with his unique artistry.
“Austin Butler, who played Elvis, is outstanding. Halfway through the movie Jerry and I looked at each other and said WOW!!! Bravo to him… he knew he had big shoes to fill. He was extremely nervous about playing the role. I can only imagine.”
Reflecting on Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks in the film, she wrote: “What a character he was. Colonel had two sides, Jerry and I saw both.
“The story, as we all know, does not have a happy ending. But I think you will understand a little more of Elvis’ journey, written by a director who put his heart and soul and many hours into this film [sic].”
Priscilla married Elvis in Las Vegas in 1967. They were together until 1973 and had one daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who is now 54 and a singer-songwriter. Elvis died in 1977.
elvis Premieres at the Cannes Film Festival next month ahead of its theatrical release on June 24th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/priscilla-presley-elvis-baz-luhrmann-b2069066.html Priscilla Presley shares her thoughts on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie