Austin Butler won his first Golden Globe Award for his work on “Elvis,” but it looks like he hasn’t left the King of Rock and Roll behind just yet.
On Tuesday, the actor won the Best Actor Award for Drama, apparently leading Elvis Presley to his acceptance speech.
“My boy, my boy. Oh, all my words leave me,” said Butler in a deep, smoky voice that recalled his character in the Baz Luhrmann biopic.
In interviews in particular, Butler, who grew up in Anaheim, speaks with the same husky tone and slight Southern mushy since finishing the film. rice field.
In her Golden Globes acceptance speech, Butler praised her Hollywood role models, praised her fellow nominees, and thanked Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley, the late singer’s ex-wife and daughter, respectively.
While some fans couldn’t shake Butler’s “Elvis” voice during the ceremony, the actor claimed he wasn’t intentionally channeling the hitmaker.
“I still don’t think I sound like him, but I hear it a lot, so I think it has to be,” he told the press backstage. I often liken it to when I lived in a country where it was the only focus of my life for three years, so I’m sure there’s always a piece of my DNA that’s linked that way. doing. “
Butler may not be aware of his voice, but some Twitter users Confused.
“I’m happy that Austin Butler won an award for his Elvis movie, but I think he still needs to see someone about voicing him. 1 user tweeted. “Eh, are you so close?”
“Are you talking about Austin’s butler? [forced] What was your impression of Elvis’ voice during the speech? asked another skeptic. “A little disgusting lol.”
For Twitter user @Naveenics, Butler’s acceptance speech was a missed opportunity.
“Austin Butler, would you like to end your speech with ‘Thank you very much’ in the voice of Elvis?” they tweeted.
Although Butler didn’t say the famous line, he ended his time on stage paying tribute to Presley.
“You were an icon and a rebel. I love you so much,” he said. “You remember and I will never forget.”
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