Austin Butler says Priscilla Presley helped connect him with the ghost of Elvis, “Elvis.”

Austin Butler wowed audiences around the world with his epic transformation of rock legend Elvis Presley in the Oscar-nominated biopic. Elvis.

Austin received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in the film ElvisElvis’ wife, Priscilla, claimed that she helped him connect with the ghost of the late singer when he was preparing for the role.

The Once upon a time in Hollywood The 31-year-old actor recalled spending time with Priscilla, who was married to Elvis, between 1967 and 1973 at Graceland – the estate where Elvis lived – and connecting with the spirit of the Jailhouse rock singer.

“That time was less about questions and more about trying to feel his energy, trying to feel his humanity,” Austin told The Sun on Sunday.

He continued: “He took me to Graceland and said, ‘I think his spirit is here.’

“And then I spent the day alone at Graceland, sitting in different rooms, thinking, ‘this is where they spend Christmas’ and ‘this is where she sits and eats breakfast,’ and I kind of humanized it.” Elvis Presley died in 1977 at the age of 42.

Baz Luhrmann’s biographical drama has earned nearly £240 million at the box office. The film won eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Austin.

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