Austin Butler on Why He (Nonetheless) Sounds Like Elvis

Austin Butler doesn’t suppose he nonetheless feels like Elvis — however he is aware of why he may.

Throughout Tuesday night time’s Golden Globes ceremony, as viewers tuned in to listen to the star of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis settle for his movie honor for finest actor in a drama, many observed that his voice sounded acquainted. Not as a result of Butler has a broadly recognizable voice, however as a result of his accent sounded nearly precisely just like the music legend he inhabited onscreen.

After the ceremony, Butler addressed why individuals is likely to be listening to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in his personal voice, although he first acknowledged in a small second of shock — “Nonetheless?” he requested one reporter — that he thought he’d gotten over it.

“I don’t even give it some thought. I don’t suppose I sound like him nonetheless, however I assume I need to as a result of I hear it so much,” he stated. “I typically liken it to when someone lives abroad for a very long time and I had three years the place that was my solely focus in life. So I’m positive that there’s simply items of my DNA that can all the time be linked in that manner.”

That is removed from the primary time individuals have claimed Butler feels like he’s attempting to speak like Elvis. Again in June 2022, between the film’s Cannes Movie Pageant premiere and its theatrical launch, the actor spoke to Elle Australia about followers who have been confused about whether or not Butler was doing it deliberately.

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“As a result of I’m a shy particular person, and once I know that there’s bits of Elvis that I’d need to click on into so as to exit on stage and be in entrance of a ton of individuals, being surrounded by his identify all over the place, there’s triggers,” he defined on the time. “You spend a lot time obsessing about one factor, and it truly is like muscular habits, your mouth can change.”

He added that after he’s obtained a number of extra years of roles below his belt, he may sound like another individuals — actual or fictional — too. “I do know that I’m continually altering. Verify in with me in 20 years once I’ve performed lots of roles. Who is aware of what I’ll sound like!”

(The HFPA, which presents the Golden Globes, is owned by Eldridge Industries. The truestarz is owned by PME Holdings, LLC, a three way partnership between Penske Media Company and Eldridge.)



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