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Lisa Marie Presley Reacts to ‘Elvis’ Biopic, Grieves Lack of Son – The Hollywood Reporter


Lisa Marie Presley took to Twitter this weekend to proceed reflecting on the lack of her son Benjamin Keough, who died almost two years in the past. Presley additionally shared her appreciation for Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis, which chronicles the lifetime of her father, Elvis Presley — and the immense disappointment that her son won’t ever get to see the movie.

Presley started by acknowledging that she hasn’t posted in fairly a while as a result of “there actually isn’t a lot to say, as I’m and can endlessly be mourning the lack of my son.” Benjamin, the son of Presley and musician Danny Keough, died in July of 2020 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27.

Presley referenced a sense of “hideous grief that “completely destroyed & shattered my coronary heart and my soul into nearly nothing has swallowed me entire.”

Presley continued in her latest Twitter thread to share that she has seen Luhrmann’s Elvis — starring Austin Butler within the titular position — twice already. “Let me let you know that it’s nothing wanting spectacular. Completely beautiful. Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s coronary heart & soul fantastically.” She additionally prompt that the actor ought to win an Oscar for his efficiency.

Presley, who’s the one youngster of Elvis and Pricilla Presley, was a younger youngster when her father died in 1977.

Luhrmann’s movie, which additionally stars Tom Hanks as Col. Tom Parker — who was Elvis Presley’s supervisor — had its premiere at Cannes Movie Pageant forward of Warner Bros. releasing the film theatrically on June 24.

Presley went on to say that Butler’s efficiency is “unprecedented” and “FINALLY completed precisely and respectfully.”

She added: “What moved me to tears as nicely was watching Riley and Harper, and Finley afterwards, all 3 visibly overwhelmed in one of the best ways doable method, and so full of delight about their grandfather and his legacy in a method that I’ve not beforehand skilled.”

In a separate tweet, Presley wrote: “I breaks my coronary heart that my son isn’t right here to see it. He would have completely beloved it as nicely.”

Following a non-public screening of the movie in April, Lisa Marie’s mom Pricilla, 76, wrote on social media that Elvis is a “true story informed brilliantly and creatively that solely Baz, in his distinctive creative method, might have delivered.”



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