Completely in character! Vanessa Hudgens couldn’t assist however take a playful swipe at her ex-boyfriend Austin Butler whereas chiming in on the talk surrounding his Elvis voice.
The Excessive College Musical actress, 34, replied to a screenshot of a headline about Butler, 31, and his dedication to his character in Baz Luhrmann‘s 2022 biopic. “He went to the Girl Gaga college of Oscar marketing campaign performing,” Instagram person @ryinskott captioned the Thursday, January 19, add.
Hudgens teased within the feedback part: “Crying.”
Butler acquired vital popularity of his portrayal of Elvis Presley and gained Greatest Actor in a Movement Image — Drama on the 2023 Golden Globes earlier this month. Throughout his acceptance speech, the California native thanked Priscilla Presley and the late Lisa Marie Presley for his or her assist as he took on the position of a lifetime. (Lisa Marie died at age 54 two days after the awards present after going into cardiac arrest.)
Elvis additionally starred Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Dacre Montgomery and extra. Manufacturing wrapped on the film in March 2021, however followers of the Carrie Diaries alum have observed that his talking voice nonetheless resembles that of the King of Rock n’ Roll.
“I don’t assume I sound like him nonetheless, however I assume I have to as a result of I hear it rather a lot,” Butler instructed reporters within the Golden Globes press room on January 10. “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 all the time be linked.”
Vocal coach Irene Bartlett, in the meantime, defined the deep “connection” she noticed Butler discover with Elvis on the set of the biopic. “Due to COVID shutdowns, he was engaged on it on a regular basis and it’s troublesome to modify off one thing you’ve spent a lot focus [and] time on,” she instructed ABC’s Gold Coast on Monday, January 16. “What you noticed in that Golden Globes speech, that’s him. It’s real, it’s not placed on.”
The Switched at Start alum dated Hudgens for practically 10 years earlier than Us Weekly broke the information of their break up in January 2020. Throughout a 2019 episode of Reside With Kelly and Ryan, the Princess Swap star hinted that she inspired Butler to pursue his Elvis position. Whereas retelling the story of his casting earlier this month, nonetheless, Butler failed to say Hudgens by title.
“The month earlier than I heard that Baz was making the film, I used to be going to have a look at Christmas lights with a buddy, and there was an Elvis Christmas tune on the radio and I used to be singing alongside, and my buddy appeared over at me and goes, ‘You’ve obtained to play Elvis,’” he recalled throughout The Hollywood Reporter‘s Actors Roundtable. “I stated, ‘Oh, that’s such a protracted shot.’”
He continued: “A few weeks later, I used to be enjoying the piano. I by no means actually sang for any of my associates or something. That very same buddy was there and I used to be enjoying the piano. She stated, ‘I’m critical. You gotta work out how one can get the rights to a script.’ Then my agent referred to as and stated, ‘So Baz Luhrmann is making an Elvis movie.’”
Butler has since moved on with Kaia Gerber, whereas Hudgens is relationship MLB athlete Cole Tucker.