Elvis Presley wasn’t simply a personality to play for actor Austin Butler — it’s apparently in his DNA.

The actor received the award for finest efficiency in a drama for his position in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” at the Golden Globes Tuesday.

And audiences are nonetheless abuzz over the 31-year-old’s half in the film — not a lot for his performing, however for his seemingly everlasting vocal transformation impressed by the late rock and curler, which has lingered since Butler shot the movie.

Butler addressed the change — called “cringe” by Twitter customers — backstage at the awards present, saying he doesn’t hear his Elvis-esque voice when he speaks, but admitted it’s now part of him.

“I don’t assume I sound like him nonetheless, however I suppose I need to as a result of I hear it lots,” Butler stated.

Austin Butler; Elvis Presley
Austin Bulter performed the titular position in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis.”
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“I usually liken it to when anyone lives in one other nation for a very long time, and I had three years the place that was my solely focus in life,” he continued. “So, I’m certain there’s simply items of my DNA that can at all times be linked in that means.”

However, viewers on Twitter appeared skeptical of his rationalization whereas responding to a viral tweet on Butler’s assertion, calling on him to “be for real” and drop the “pretentious” act.

“That’s not how DNA works however go on,” one critic tweeted.

Butler responded to Twitter users  questioning his lingering Elvis accent.
Butler responded to Twitter customers questioning his lingering Elvis accent.
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“Method to a different stage woah,” mocked one other.

Butler is used to the backlash over his altering accent by now, and even poked enjoyable at himself when he hosted “Saturday Night Live” final month.

“There’s individuals on the market who say that ever since I performed Elvis, my voice has modified,” he stated on the Dec. 17 episode. “That it received deeper, extra Elvis-y. But that’s not true. I’ve at all times seemed like this. And I can show it.”

The former Disney star then splashed a clip of himself from a 10-year-old interview, in which his vocal pitch had been artificially keyed-up to resemble that of a cartoon chipmunk.

Butler has spoken at size about his dedication to the exuberant musical biopic, revealing to Variety in December that he had all however disappeared whereas engaged on the movie — solely to re-emerge as “The King.”

“During ‘Elvis,’ I didn’t see my household for about three years. I used to be prepping with Baz, after which I went to Australia [to film]. I had months the place I wouldn’t discuss to anyone,” he told the publication.

“And after I did, the one factor I used to be ever fascinated with was Elvis,” he continued. “I used to be talking in his voice the entire time.”

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