Sofia Coppola’s much-anticipated film, Priscilla, which delves into the lifetime of Elvis Presley’s spouse, obtained a seven-minute standing ovation on the Venice Film Festival on Monday as Priscilla Presley, who attended the premiere, was visibly moved by the movie and hugged Cailee Spaeny, the actor who performs her within the movie.
As per Variety, the premiere night time of the movie was marked by the enthusiastic chants of the gang outdoors the Sala Grande Theatre who couldn’t get sufficient of Jacob Elordi, the breakout star of Euphoria, who performs Elvis.
Meanwhile, in a press convention earlier yesterday, Priscilla opened up about her relationship with Elvis, proper from when she fell in love on the age of 14. “It’s very troublesome to sit down and watch a movie about you, about your life, about your love. Sofia did an incredible job. She did her homework, we spoke a few occasions, and I actually put every little thing out for her that I may.”
“It was very troublesome for my dad and mom to know that Elvis can be so concerned with me and why. And I actually do assume as a result of I used to be extra of a listener. 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 that actually, actually sat there to pay attention and to consolation him. That was actually our connection. Even although I used to be 14, I used to be really slightly bit older in life — not in numbers. That was the attraction. People assume, ‘Oh, it was intercourse.’ No, it wasn’t. I by no means had intercourse with him. He was very variety, very gentle, and really loving, however he additionally revered the very fact I used to be solely 14 years outdated. We had been extra in line in thought, and that was our relationship,” she added, as quoted by Variety
Priscilla relies on Priscilla’s 1985 memoir Elvis and Me, Pricilla. “When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a celebration, the person who’s already a meteoric rock-and-roll celebrity turns into somebody solely surprising in non-public moments: an exhilarating crush, an ally in loneliness, a mild finest good friend. Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen facet of a terrific American fantasy in Elvis and Priscilla’s lengthy courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German military base to his dream-world property at Graceland, on this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of affection, fantasy, and fame,” reads the official synopsis.
Notably, Priscilla may also take centre stage at the New York Film Festival on October 6. Set to launch this October in theatres, the movie additionally options Raine Monroe Boland, Emily Mitchell, Dagmara Domińczyk, Jorja Cadence, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, and Luke Humphrey.
Priscilla is approaching the heels of Warner Bros.’ hit film Elvis, which starred Austin Butler because the pop icon. The movie obtained eight Oscar nominations together with a Best Actor nod for Butler.