Priscilla Presley is as soon as once more setting the document straight about her relationship with her late ex-husband, Elvis Presley, insisting that they didn’t sleep collectively when she met him at age 14.
Speaking to the press Monday at the Venice Film Festival, the 78-year-old actress grew emotional earlier than the screening of the brand new Sofia Coppola drama “Priscilla,” primarily based on Presley’s 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me.”
In video obtained by TMZ, Presley admits that her dad and mom had a tough time understanding why Elvis could be thinking about her. But she stated she was a “listener,” and the megastar would “pour his coronary heart out” to her.
“I used to be the one that actually sat there to pay attention and to consolation him,” she explains. “That was actually our connection. Even although I used to be 14, I used to be truly just a little bit older in life, not in numbers, and that was the attraction.”
Presley continues, “People suppose, ‘Oh, it was sex, it was this.’ Not at all. I by no means had sex with him. He was very variety, very smooth, very loving. But he additionally revered the actual fact I used to be solely 14 years outdated. We had been extra in thoughts and thought and that was our relationship.”
The two met when Priscilla Presley was 14 and Elvis was 24.
Presley added throughout Monday’s presser that she “by no means gave him up” in “any approach” and didn’t inform folks at college that she was seeing him.
They married when she was 21, in 1967, with Presley reporting in her memoir that she was a virgin until her wedding.
Presley stated she left the connection when the approach to life grew to become too troublesome for her, however added that she and Elvis remained extraordinarily shut even after their 1973 divorce.
Elvis died in 1977 of a coronary heart assault at his residence in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42.
“Priscilla” is ready to premiere in theaters on Oct. 27.
Actress Cailee Spaeny, 25, performs Priscilla and Jacob Elordi, 26, performs Elvis.
The movie obtained a seven-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, transferring Presley to tears, according to Variety.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter final month, Presley stated she feels “so nervous” in regards to the public seeing the movie, however felt like Coppola was somebody she may belief.
Coppola, 52, comes from a well-known household of filmmakers.
“I simply obtained who she was, and I felt that she may get me,” Presley advised the outlet.
“I believed, now we have totally different tales, however she may perceive this higher than any author as a result of she sort of lived it in her personal approach.”
The Post reached out to Presley’s representatives for remark.
In the identical interview, she additionally denied ever being on bad terms with her granddaughter Riley Keough amid a extremely publicized authorized battle over the belief left behind by Lisa Marie, Keough’s mom.
Shortly after Lisa Marie died, Priscilla filed a petition disputing a 2016 modification to Lisa Marie’s will that had eliminated her as co-trustee and put Riley and her brother, Benjamin Storm Presley Keough, in cost.
Benjamin died in 2020 by suicide.
Keough was later named sole trustee of Lisa Marie’s property and the brand new proprietor of Graceland.