Too Totality in Elvis Movie, Austin Butler Makes It Hard to Eliminate Elvis Presley’s Voice


In 2018, the film world was shocked by Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), a biopic that tells the life story of Queen’s vocalist, Freddie Mercury. Bohemian Rhapsody was such a big hit that Rami Malek won the 2019 Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Mercury. In the near future, Warner Bros. will release a biopic that is no less epic , namely Elvis .

Judging from the title, Elvis is a biopic that tells the life of one of the legendary singers of the United States, namely Elvis Presley. Through a series of auditions, Elvis director Baz Luhrmann chose Austin Butler to play Presley. Butler even managed to beat Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Harry Styles in getting the role of Presley.

Butler’s filmography throughout his career is not too much. However, he managed to prove his ability in playing Presley. Not only in appearance, Butler also tried to talk as closely as possible to Presley while playing the singer. Because of the totality, Butler admits that it is difficult to get rid of his Presley voice until now.

Reported by ET Online , Butler said, “At this point, I keep asking a lot of people, ‘Is this my real voice?’ You see, it feels like my real voice. When I live with something for two years and I don’t do anything else, I just can’t stand it. It (Elvis’ voice) seemed to blend in with me.”

The shooting process for Elvis has actually been carried out during September 2020 to March 2021. Although filming has ended a year ago, Butler still hasn’t been able to get rid of Presley’s style of speech in his daily life. Butler was so total as Presley, Elvis got a standing ovation for 12 minutes at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.