What Priscilla Presley wrote to Baz Luhrmann
Elvis: Baz Luhrmann, Austin Butler and Catherine Martin on the icon’s humanity
Despite the setbacks, the budget and the pressure, Baz Luhrmann’s most nerve-racking moment came after he finished the film.
For Baz Luhrmann, there was “nothing more nerve-racking” than screening his Elvis Presley biopic for Priscilla Presley.
All the heart, energy and emotional investment Luhrmann had poured into his ambitious, extravagant and dizzying film was hinged on this moment.
“[Priscilla] wrote to me a few days later and she said, ‘Oh my god, all my life, every breath, every move. If my husband was here, he would say to Austin [Butler], ‘Hot damn, you are me!’” Luhrmann told news.com.au.
He wasn’t physically present with Priscilla but he was with Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of a father she lost …
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