How Riley Keough Honored Elvis Presley in ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’

Riley Keough in ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ and Elvis Presley.
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A household Easter egg! Riley Keough paid homage to her late grandfather, Elvis Presley, in Daisy Jones & the Six.

Within the second episode of the Amazon Prime collection, Keough’s character, Daisy, dons a red-patterned guitar strap as she takes the stage. The musical accent has a pink base and a vibrant paisley-style sample.

The one Daisy makes use of seems similar to the strap the King of Rock ‘n Roll wore throughout his 1968 Comeback particular. A number of retailers reported the strap was certainly a reproduction of the one Elvis famously wore.

The guitar strap itself is iconic in music historical past. Together with Elvis rocking the accent, Jimi Hendrix additionally used a strap with the identical sample all through his profession.

Whereas Keough, 33, honored her grandfather, she additionally couldn’t assist however add a few of her personal aptitude to her character’s accent decisions.

“I do have a enjoyable proven fact that Daisy’s guitar is my guitar,” she revealed to Buzzfeed in March. “It was my private guitar and I needed to make use of it within the present.”

Riley Keough Subtly Paid Tribute Grandfather Elvis Presley in ‘Daisy Jones and the Six'

Riley Keough in ‘Daisy Jones & The Six.’
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The collection, which is predicated on the best-selling Taylor Jenkins Reid novel of the identical identify, tells the story of a fictional band within the Seventies as they navigate their rise and fall within the music business. Keough stars because the lead and is joined by Sam Claflin, Will Harrison, Josh Whitehouse, Sebastian Chacon and Suki Waterhouse.

In February, the Zola star — who’s the daughter of the late Lisa Marie Presley — opened up about persevering with her household’s musical legacy onscreen.

“I actually wouldn’t put that stress on it. I don’t know if there’s persevering with my grandfather’s legacy, it’s its personal type of factor to me. However it was a very enjoyable expertise for me,” Keough mentioned in an interview with Leisure Tonight. “I’m not a musician — or I’m now I suppose. I’ve been inquisitive about movie my complete life and so for me, it was extra actually loving to get to have a relationship with music in that method.”

She continued: “I’ve listened to music and my complete household are musicians and I’ve been round this world rather a lot and been on tour and all that sort of stuff. “However I’d by no means actually performed it myself. So for me, it was extra about my private relationship with attending to play music, which was enjoyable.”

Whereas Elvis died in 1977, Keough’s mom tragically died on the age of 54 in late January. One month later, the California native made her first pink carpet look since her mom’s loss of life on the premiere of Daisy Jones & the Six and donned a plunging black costume with a cinched waist and sparkly skirt.