actor austin butler He recently showed how engrossed he is in his role as Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll. In March 2022, the actor wrapped filming on the Baz Luhrmann biopic after it was delayed due to some COVID cases on set.
Since filming wrapped, Butler revealed that he’s still having trouble trying not to go back to the accent. The 30-year-old actor said there were many things that prompted him to speak in the famous southern dialect, and being immersed in the role made it the fiber of his life.
Butler appeared on a show and gave audiences a look at Presley’s vocal impressions over the years, from the artist’s adolescence to adulthood. He also gave host Jimmy Fallon some lessons on Presley’s dance moves.
Austin Butler shows off his impression of Elvis
Butler has yet to shed his most recent starring role in the Luhrmann biopic “Elvis.” The 30-year-old actor appeared on “The Tonight Show” and discussed his time in the film and its ongoing impact on his daily life. He said, “I was talking about playing Elvis in Jimmy Fallon…it blew my mind.”
Butler also showed viewers his impressions of the iconic singer from 1954 to 1972. That includes Elvis’ voice and demeanor, all of which the actor learned during his extensive apprenticeship to play the role.
“He’s nervous, his voice, when you’re nervous, you speak faster,” Butler explained of the 19-year-old version of Presley. When he was 21 years old, he also left his mark on the singer’s voice. As for Presley in 1972, Butler revealed that the singer’s voice was “ahead of his face” at the time.
Butler teaches Fallon how to ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’
On the show, Butler took the conversation a step further, giving Fallon a look at some of Presley’s most famous and iconic moves. While doing what he calls “sideways,” he explained to the show’s hosts that he needs to move one arm “like a windmill” while keeping the other arm down like “holding a cane.”
“Yeah,” Fallon said, mimicking Butler. “He was the best.” When they stopped dancing, the actor recounted his experiences playing the iconic artist, who died in 1977 at the age of 42. “Elvis…didn’t choreograph like Michael [Jackson] He did,” he explained. “All the music was moving him. “
The 30-year-old added that while the singer showed off some notable moves that he had to specify, the rest was just music that moved him. “Obviously he did something iconic that you have to be specific about,” he added. “But it’s all about the way the music moves it.”
Butler says he sometimes talks like Elvis
in a recent interview entertainment tonightButler revealed that even when filming wrapped a few months ago, sometimes his voice would revert to what he had when playing Presley. According to him, two years of immersing himself in the role made it a part of his life.
“It’s one of those things that triggers it,” he said. “When you live with something for two years and do nothing, I don’t think you can do anything. It becomes the fiber of your life.”
with Elle Australia On July 6, the actor revealed that he is still trying to get rid of his southern nasal voice. He shared: “You spend so much time obsessing over one thing, it’s really like a muscle habit, your mouth changes. It’s amazing. I know I am changing.” Butler then joked asking fans to get back to him when he takes on more roles in 20 years. “Who knows what sound I’ll make!”
Austin Butler says playing Presley made him feel heavy
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Butler revealed that while playing Presley, he tried to portray the iconic artist not just as the king of rock and roll, but as a character. The 30-year-old also shed light on how the responsibility of playing the famous cultural figure puts “a weight he’s never felt before” on his shoulders.
“Her family has a responsibility to put her story in context,” he said. That is all. There are too many misunderstandings about him, too many thoughts about him. So he feels a responsibility to bring humanity. “
Luhrmann’s biopic “Elvis” premiered May 25 at the Cannes Film Festival in France. After the screening, the audience applauded standing for 12 minutes. According to reports, “Elvis” will open nationwide on June 24.