Priscilla Presley says her ex-husband Elvis Presley will approve of the latest film that highlights her life.
At Friday’s Good Morning America show, Presley, 77, joined Olivia Dijonze – who will play her role in the upcoming film – to share insights into what it would be like to see her life on the big screen.
“I’m just sitting there watching this movie and saying, ‘God, I want him to see this,'” she said of Elvis.
Presley talked about the moment when she asked her ex-husband for help on his “drug dependence” and she said the scene brought back “memories”.
“It just got scarier as time went on where he was rebelling,” Presley said.
She continued to applaud The film’s lead, Austin ButlerOn his description of the late musician.
“Austin is incredible,” she said. “When I watch, in fact, I’m going wow, it’s a movie he really likes. Showing who he is, what he’s striving for, what his dreams are.”
Although it was “strange” for Presley to live the life Dijonge played, she praised her performance.
“I’m so glad she’s so sensitive and she’s so attentive and she’s been a little stronger with him, and you know, I thought she did a really good job, I was shocked,” she said. .
Dijon told Presley in an interview that her approval was a “huge relief.”
“In my research, the love and attention and tenderness that was there was very evident, so I’m so glad it came,” the actress said.
During the Cannes Film Festival in May, the film ran for 12 minutes Presley was moved to tears.
She hugged film director Baz Luhrmann to applause.
Presley was constantly praised On the red carpet of the upcoming biopic and 2022 Met Gala, he said, “I think this is a movie for everyone.”
She says: “Even people who have heard stories about Elvis before, they learn something.”
A few days after the Met Gala, she Taken into Instagram To reaffirm his love for the film, which is set to release on June 24.
“I’ve seen the Elvis movie, I’ve seen over a dozen trailers,” she added in a video related to the trailer. “Beautifully done by Baz, Tom, Austin and Olivia.”