Austin Butler Details ‘Immediate’ Lisa Marie Presley Connection

Elvis Presley’s 88th Birthday Celebration, January 2023.
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Mourning his pal. Austin Butler opened up about his relationship with Lisa Marie Presley after taking part in her father, Elvis Presley, in Elvis.

“I first met Lisa once we screened the movie at Graceland,” the As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood actor, 31, stated throughout a Monday, January 30, look on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon. “I’ve by no means had an expertise the place I met any person and felt a direct depth of relationship to them.”

Butler famous that Lisa Marie might be reserved when assembly new folks, however that wasn’t the case once they first related. “She was an individual who didn’t actually have something to show and wouldn’t divulge heart’s contents to all people, and he or she simply opened as much as me,” the California native defined. “We obtained so shut so quick. It’s simply devastating.”

The Shannara Chronicles alum went on to say that it’s “bittersweet” to be getting a lot recognition for his function in Elvis whereas mourning Lisa Marie. The previous Disney star earned an Oscar nomination for the function earlier this month. “A lot nice stuff is occurring, however I’m simply devastated for her household and for her to not be right here celebrating with us,” he instructed host Jimmy Fallon.

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Austin Butler and Lisa Marie Presley on the Three Generations of Presley’s Hand and Footprint Ceremony, June 2022.
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Lisa Marie died on January 12, hours after Us Weekly confirmed she had been rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest. She was 54.

“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I have to share the devastating information that my lovely daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” her mom, Priscilla Presley, stated in an announcement on the time. “She was probably the most passionate sturdy and loving girl I’ve ever identified. We ask for privateness as we attempt to take care of this profound loss. Thanks for the love and prayers. Right now there will likely be no additional remark.”

The “Storm & Grace” songstress was the one little one of Priscilla, 77, and Elvis, who died in 1977 at age 42. Days earlier than her demise, she attended the Golden Globes, the place Butler took house a trophy for his efficiency in Elvis. On Monday, the Arrow alum stated the night was terribly particular.

“To get to be along with her on the Golden Globes — I’ll always remember that for the remainder of my life,” he stated, including that Lisa Marie confirmed him components of Graceland that aren’t open to the general public, together with her father’s bed room. “Up there, he’s not Elvis. He was simply dad. To listen to these tales, I’ll treasure that eternally.”