Austin Butler became famous for his recent role in Elvisbut there seems to have been a price to pay for his success.
The star spoke about how the director of the film Baz Luhrmann treated him …
Butler shared that even Leonardo DiCaprio warned him about working with the director.
Now Butler may have landed the role of a lifetime, but he started out as a Disney kid…
Butler got his start in television, appearing on both the Disney Channel and
He entered the acting business at the age of thirteen when he was approached by a management company representative who saw potential in the young star.
They helped him get started in the entertainment industry.
After realizing that he had acting skills, Butler began taking acting lessons.
He began working as an extra, then moved on to the role of Lionel Scranton for two seasons on Nickelodeon. Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.
Two years later, Butler landed the role of Derek Hanson in Hanna Montana.
After spending much of his early career playing teenage heartthrobs, Butler ventured into Broadway and film.
He made his Broadway debut in the 2018 show. The ice man is comingwhich was admired by the critics.
He later went on to the big screen to play Tex Watson in a Quentin Tarantino film. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in 2019.
Although he had minimal screen time, his performance attracted everyone’s attention.
This led to him auditioning for his latest film.
Butler did a great job in the new movie Elvis.
This is Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis Presley, shedding light on his formative years and rise to fame in the 1950s.
It tells the story of his life from childhood to rock and roll legend.
Concerning his relationships with important people in his life.
His manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
And his then-wife Priscilla Presley, and all the ups and downs of his career.
The film itself has a stellar cast.
Austin Butler as Elvis Presley, Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Olivia DeJong as Priscilla and Dacre Montgomery as Steve Binder.
The fans were delighted Elvis since it first came out.
Twitter was flooded with posts about the film. tweeted: “I’m going back to the movies with my 9675 watch Elvis movie.”
Other repeated: “I go to bed thinking about Elvis movie. I wake up thinking about Elvis movie. Lord have mercy.
“You know what I love about the new #ElvisMovie? The fact that it was done by someone who knows about Elvis, the incredible image of Austin, and that a whole new generation is discovering Elvis for the first time and seems to fall in love with him. I find it amazing,” third wrote.
Despite the fact that people are delighted with his performance and the incredible 12 minutes standing ovation after the premiere of the film at the Cannes Film Festival …
Butler went through a lot of during filming.
The actor talked about how he completely immersed himself in the character for as long as 6 months when filming was postponed due to the pandemic.
It took him a lot of effort to admit that he was starting to lose touch with who he was.
After filming was completed, Butler was taken to the hospital …
“You can lose touch with who you really are. And I definitely had it when I was done Elvis “not knowing who I am,” he said GQ. “The next day I woke up at four in the morning in excruciating pain and was rushed to the hospital.”
“My body just started shutting down the day after I finished Elvis“, Austin said.
Although he thankfully recovered from the virus, many things stayed with him after filming.
In an interview, Butler shared the grueling shoot, explaining that Baz left him “in tears” on his first day in the recording studio.
“When I was on my first day in the recording studio, Baz wanted me to get as close to the performance as possible,” Austin said. VMAN. “He had all the executives and everyone from RCA back in the offices, he took them to the recording studio and said, ‘I want you all to sit facing Austin,’ and he told them to interrupt me.”
“So they were laughing at me and all that while I was singing,” he added.
He continued, “When we were filming that moment when Elvis first came on stage and the audience scolded him, I knew what it was like. That evening I went home in tears. I really knew.”
Butler even shared that Leonardo DiCaprio warned him about Baz, as he worked with him on Romeo + Julietand again for The Great Gatsbyso he knew all about the director’s approach.
“I already talked to Leo, and he said: “Baz will push you in ways you didn’t know,” Austin said. “He will unbalance you and unbalance you.”
But both Baz and Butler are already pretty close, and the results speak for themselves!