Jacob Elordi channeled his inside Elvis Presley by munching on the King of Rock and Roll’s favourite meals.
“I averaged like a pound of bacon a day,” Elordi, 26, stated in Leisure Weekly’s Across the Desk video collection on Wednesday, November 1. “It’s not that noticeable as a result of I’m fairly lengthy. However I used to be the largest I’ve ever been.”
Elordi snagged the function of Elvis in Sofia Coppola’s biopic in regards to the late musician’s spouse, aptly titled Priscilla, which is predicated on Priscilla’s memoir, Elvis and Me. Cailee Spaeny is starring within the movie’s titular function which premieres on Friday, November 3. Whereas filming the undertaking, Coppola, 52, revealed that Priscilla, 78, shared perception on the singer’s go-to favourite breakfast.
“Priscilla instructed us that Elvis appreciated actually burned bacon,” Coppola defined within the clip.
Along with talking with Priscilla herself about her reminiscences, the movie’s group additionally had entry to among the household’s dwelling motion pictures and images.
“Most likely probably the most useful half was ignoring the mythology and looking for out the place the true particular person lies in that,” Elordi shared. “We had the liberty of going to a spot the place he wasn’t so nicely documented, behind closed doorways, so I may play with it a little bit bit and attempt to make it a bit extra grounded and try to make it sound extra human.”
Elordi is the second actor to painting Elvis in current historical past, taking over the function only one 12 months after Austin Butler starred because the rockstar in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. After studying Elordi was set to play one other model of Elvis, Butler, 32, wished the Euphoria actor “all the perfect.”
Whereas getting ready for the function, Butler employed a motion coach, a dialect coach, an performing coach and a singing coach. His efforts finally paid off as he gained a Golden Globe for his efficiency.
Elordi had a distinct method. He teased throughout an October episode of the Tonight Present that earlier than he snagged the function of Elvis, probably the most he knew in regards to the legendary musician got here from Disney’s Lilo Sew. Regardless of not feeling assured about his data of Elvis, he auditioned anyway.
“Sofia had despatched me these sides that stated Elvis, and I kinda simply was like, ‘There’s no probability that that is taking place,’” the actor recalled to Jimmy Fallon. “I watched this clip of him when he got here again from the Military in Germany and skim the traces for like quarter-hour after which shot two takes not pondering it will go wherever.”
Coppola was clearly impressed as Elordi finally snagged the function.
Priscilla hits theaters on November 3.