Elvis star Austin Butler has revealed he was left in tears after director Baz Luhrmann went to nice lengths to assist the actor get into character because the music icon.
Austin took on the titular position within the huge display biopic, which was launched final month, and needed to endure a heckling from the director and studio executives as he ready for one explicit scene.
Within the hit movie, viewers see Elvis being jeered by a crowd as he performs one among his first performances, and Baz was eager to place Austin by means of the same expertise earlier than filming.
Recalling recording at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee the place Elvis truly laid down greater than 200 songs, Austin advised VMAN: “Effectively, after I was on my first day within the recording studio, Baz wished me to get as near performing as doable.
“He had all of the executives and all people from RCA, who have been again within the workplaces, he introduced them into the recording studio and he goes, ‘I would like you all to sit down dealing with Austin,’… and he advised them to heckle me.
“So then they have been making enjoyable of me and stuff whereas I used to be singing.”
Austin continued: “Once we have been filming this second when Elvis first goes on stage and he’s getting heckled by the viewers, I knew what that felt like. I went house in tears that evening. I actually did.”
The actor revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio, who labored with Baz on 1996 smash Romeo + Juliet, had warned him: “Baz is gonna push you in methods you didn’t know anyone might.”
Austin beforehand revealed how he lived as Elvis for practically three years to rework into the hip-swiveling king of rock and roll.
“The subsequent day I awakened at 4 within the morning with excruciating ache, and I used to be rushed to hospital,” the actor told GQ. “My physique simply began shutting down the day after I completed Elvis.”