Austin Butler will at all times keep in mind his time with Lisa Marie Presley.
The Elvis actor paid tribute to the singer-songwriter someday after she died Jan. 12 at 54 years previous.
“My coronary heart is totally shattered for Riley, Finley, Harper and Priscilla on the tragic and sudden lack of Lisa Marie,” he stated in an announcement to E! Information on Jan. 13. “I’m eternally grateful for the time I used to be fortunate sufficient to be close to her brilliant mild and can perpetually cherish the quiet moments we shared. Her heat, her love and her authenticity will at all times be remembered.”
Lisa Marie and Austin developed an in depth friendship following the film’s launch in 2022, with Austin not too long ago detailing the second he met Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley‘s solely baby.
“She hugged me with tears in her eyes, and he or she simply stated, ‘Thanks,'” he instructed The Hollywood Reporter. “She took me upstairs and we went into Elvis’ bed room and simply sat on his mattress and simply talked for hours.”
Throughout interviews and on social media, Lisa Marie praised Austin’s portrayal of her dad, raving that he “channeled and embodied my father’s coronary heart and soul fantastically.”
“In my humble opinion,” she wrote on Instagram in Might, “his efficiency is unprecedented and FINALLY achieved precisely and respectfully. (If he does not get an Oscar for this, I’ll eat my very own foot, haha.)”