Austin Butler Drank Microwaved Ice Cream to Gain ‘Elvis’ Weight

Exhibiting his dedication. Austin Butler revealed the distinctive method he tried to realize weight to play the late Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann‘s 2022 biopic.

The actor, 31, famous in a clip from the “Selection Awards Circuit” podcast, which was posted on Thursday, February 16, that he wanted to vary his look to painting the older model of Presley within the movie.

Austin Butler in ‘Elvis.’
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“I heard that Ryan Gosling, when he was going to do The Pretty Bones, had microwaved Häagen-Dazs and would drink it. So, I began doing that,” he defined within the video. “I’d go get two dozen doughnuts and eat all of them. I actually began to pack on some kilos. It’s enjoyable for every week or so, and then you definately really feel terrible with your self.”

Butler continued: “However we have been planning on capturing chronologically at first. That rapidly went out the window, then particularly with COVID. It was simply unattainable.”

The Shannara Chronicles alum, who in the end wore a physique go well with for sure scenes, has regularly opened up concerning the work he put into the position. His efficiency earned him the 2023 Golden Globe for Actor in a Drama Movement Image, together with nominations on the 2023 Academy Awards, BAFTAs and Display Actors Guild Awards.

“I didn’t do anything for 2 years [apart from working on Elvis], that’s such a big chunk of life. I’m not shocked that it clicks in,” Butler detailed to Elle Australia in June 2022. “As a result of I’m a shy particular person, and once I know that there’s bits of Elvis that I’d should click on into so as to exit on stage and be in entrance of a ton of individuals, being surrounded by his identify in all places, there’s triggers. You spend a lot time obsessing about one factor, and it truly is like muscular habits, your mouth can change.”

The California native additionally raised eyebrows for his talking voice — which seemingly modified after he performed the King of Rock and Roll. Butler’s vocal coach Irene Bartlett defended him after followers began to query the shift.

Austin Butler Recalls Drinking 'Awful' Microwaved Ice Cream to Gain Weight for 'Elvis' Role

Austin Butler in ‘Elvis.’
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“Due to COVID shutdowns, he was engaged on it on a regular basis and it’s tough to change off one thing you’ve spent a lot focus [and] time on,” she advised ABC’s Gold Coast in January. “I really feel sorry persons are saying that, you already know, it’s nonetheless performing [but] he’s really taken [the voice] on board. I don’t understand how lengthy that can final, or if it’s going to be there eternally.”

The Carrie Diaries alum, for his half, denied that his voice grew to become much like Presley’s after starring in Elvis.

“I don’t suppose I sound like him nonetheless, however I assume I need to as a result of I hear it quite a bit,” he advised reporters on the Golden Globes final month. “I had three years the place that was my solely focus. So, I’m certain there’s items of him in my DNA and I’ll at all times be linked.”