Priscilla Presley Is Moved to Tears as ‘Priscilla’ Debuts in Venice

Priscilla Presley obtained emotional after watching the biographical movie Priscilla, primarily based on the 1985 memoir Elvis and Me that she cowrote with Sandra Harmon.

Presley, 78, was within the viewers through the film’s premiere exhibiting on the Venice Worldwide Movie Competition premiere on Monday, September 4. Though not initially a part of the movie competition’s press convention to debate the drama, she jumped in from the viewers to reply a query about what it was prefer to see her memoir tailored right into a film.

“It’s very tough to take a seat and watch a movie about you, about your life, about your love,” she mentioned with tears in her eyes. After pausing to gather herself, she continued: “[Director] Sofia [Coppola] did an incredible job. She did her homework, we spoke a few instances and I actually put all the things out for her that I might.”

Priscilla, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 till 1973, additionally emphasised that Elvis didn’t benefit from her youth once they met. (She was 14 on the time and the late musician was 10 years her senior.)

“It was very tough for my dad and mom to grasp that Elvis could be so fascinated by me and why, and I actually do suppose [it was] as a result of I used to be extra of a listener,” she mentioned on the press convention. “Elvis would pour his coronary heart out to me in each means in Germany: his fears, his hopes, the lack of his mom — which he by no means, ever obtained over. And I used to be the one who actually, actually sat there to hear and to consolation him. That was actually our connection.”

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She continued: “Regardless that I used to be 14, I used to be truly just a little bit older in life — not in numbers. That was the attraction. Individuals suppose, ‘Oh, it was intercourse.’ No, it wasn’t. I by no means had intercourse with him. He was very form, very tender, very loving, however he additionally revered the actual fact I used to be solely 14 years outdated.”

Earlier within the press convention, Coppola, 52, additionally weighed in on how younger Priscilla was when she met Elvis, who died at age 42 in 1977 as a consequence of cardiac arrest.

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“I can return to being that age and bear in mind having a crush on an older man and a rock star,” the filmmaker mentioned. “I simply imagined myself in her standpoint.”

Priscilla, which stars Cailee Spaeny within the titular function and Jacob Elordi as the long-lasting musician, marks the second time in lower than two years that Elvis’ life has been portrayed on display. Austin Butler performed Elvis within the 2022 Baz Luhrmann biopic of the identical identify, which Priscilla additionally accredited of.

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“It’s a true story informed brilliantly and creatively that solely Baz, in his distinctive inventive means, might have delivered,” she wrote through Fb in April 2022, including that Butler, 32, was “excellent” within the function.

She continued: “Midway by the movie [Elvis’ friend] Jerry [Schilling] and I checked out one another and mentioned WOW!!! Bravo to him … he knew he had huge footwear to fill. He was extraordinarily nervous enjoying this half. I can solely think about.”

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Priscilla and Elvis’ solely youngster collectively, daughter Lisa Marie Presley, additionally sang Butler’s praises previous to her dying at age 54 in January.

“I’m so overwhelmed by this movie and the impact that it’s had and what Baz has achieved, what Austin has achieved,” she informed the group at a Golden Globes pre-party simply days earlier than dying of cardiac arrest. “I’m so proud. And I do know that my father would even be very proud.”

Priscilla, who additionally shares son Navarone Garibaldi with ex Marco Garibaldi, shared a press release reacting to the loss on the time.

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“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I have to share the devastating information that my stunning daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” the assertion learn. “She was probably the most passionate, robust and loving girl I’ve ever identified. We ask for privateness as we attempt to cope with this profound loss.”

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Months after Lisa’s dying, her daughter, Riley Keough, and Priscilla reached a settlement over Lisa’s property in Might. Regardless of hypothesis of dangerous blood between Priscilla and her granddaughter amid the authorized proceedings, Priscilla has shut down the rumors.

“Riley is now the executor [of the estate], which must be proper, clearly, being her daughter,” Priscilla informed The Hollywood Reporter in August. “Riley and I are on good phrases. We had been by no means not on good phrases.”

Keough, 34, additionally addressed the scenario throughout an interview with Self-importance Honest for his or her September cowl situation.

“When my mother handed, there was loads of chaos in each side of our lives. Every thing felt just like the carpet had been ripped out and the ground had melted from below us,” she defined. “Everybody was in a little bit of a panic to grasp how we transfer ahead, and it simply took a minute to grasp the main points of the scenario, as a result of it’s difficult.”

The Daisy Jones & the Six star added: “We’re a household, however there’s additionally an enormous enterprise facet of our household. So, I believe that there was readability that wanted available.”