“Elvis” star Austin Butler has paid tribute to Lisa Marie Presley following his BAFTA win for Finest Actor on Sunday night.
“It’s been a extremely unimaginably tragic time, you understand, and grief is a protracted course of,” Butler stated within the winners’ press room following his win. “And so my coronary heart and my love was with [the Presley family] at all times. I really feel honoured to have been welcomed into the household. It’s a bittersweet time.”
Butler additionally expressed how fortunate he felt to painting the legendary singer, a thought that usually crossed his thoughts whereas he was making the movie. “How fortunate I used to be to get to have that have,” he stated. “The sensation of standing on a global stage and searching and searching down on the jumpsuit that I used to be sporting and realizing there have been sure moments the place I used to be seeing the closest factor to what Elvis would have seen throughout his ’68 Particular or no matter that was and I miss it loads. I miss that have.”
“I don’t miss the fear,” he added. However I felt each day that the elation that you just really feel with that. And I miss the those that I received to make the movie with, they grew to become utterly like household to me. I actually miss them loads.”
When requested what he tasks had developing subsequent, Butler cited Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Half 2” and “The Bikeriders,” through which he stars alongside Tom Hardy.
“However proper now I’m unemployed,” he stated. “Which is thrilling as a result of it implies that I get to go on trip after March.”
Butler can be nominated for an Academy Award, with the ceremony set to happen on March 12.
- Austin Butler Pays Tribute to Lisa Marie Presley Following BAFTA Win: ‘It’s Been a Actually Unimaginably Tragic Time’
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