Austin Butler won the Golden Globes on Tuesday night for his transformative performance in Baz Luhrmann’s film. ElvisAnd it was immediately apparent when Butler won the Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) award, but it’s a change he hasn’t quite shaken off yet. After spending two years embodying the King of Rock and Roll in cinema while on stage, He still speaks like Elvis Presley, with a low, raspy voice and a Southern accent..
“I never thought about it,” Butler said. people after his speech“I still don’t think I sound like him, but I hear it all the time, so I guess I have to… someone who has lived in another country for a long time.” It was my only focus, so I have a piece of him in my DNA and I am always connected to him.”
In an interview in 2022 Elle AustraliaButler reflected on the change in his speaking voice after filming Elvislikening it to a stage persona, teasing that he might end up absorbing various character elements from future roles as well.
“I’m a shy person, so when you know there’s a piece of Elvis you have to click to get on stage and in front of a crowd and be surrounded by his name everywhere, the trigger is There is,’ he said. “You spend a lot of time obsessing over one thing. It’s like a really muscular habit that can change your mouth. It’s pretty amazing. I’m constantly changing. Who knows what I sound like!
Butler’s next major role is as the villain Fayed Rauta Harkonnen in author Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction epic. Dunes: Part 2and can’t wait to hear from him that press tour.
Philip Ellis is a freelance writer and journalist from the UK covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has appeared on GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV.