Austin Butler gives credit where credit is due.
The 31-year-old, who was recently nominated for an Oscar, revealed it was his former girlfriend in a new interview. Vanessa Hudgenswho urged him to choose the role of elvis in Baz Luhrmanis biopic.
Read on to find out more…
During his interview with the Los Angeles Times, austin said it was so vanessa who manifested his role as the King of Rock ‘n Roll.
“We were together for so long and she had this kind of psychic moment and so I really owe her a lot for believing in me,” he said vanessa.
austin then when asked if the “friend” he mentioned in a previous interview was vanessa also confirmed that it was her.
“That’s right. I was with my partner at the time,” he confirmed.
if you remember austin shared the story of vanessaalso known as the “friend” while a THR Conversation at the round table.
“People always ask me, ‘Did you think you looked like Elvis for years?’ And I would say, ‘I don’t really think I look very much like Elvis.’ It never crossed my mind,” he said at the time. “But a month ago I heard that Baz [Luhrmann] was shooting the movie, I was going to see the Christmas lights with a friend, and there was an Elvis Christmas carol on the radio, and I was singing along, and my friend looked at me and said, ‘You have to play Elvis.’ I said, ‘Oh, that’s so far fetched.’
austin continued: “A few weeks later I was playing the piano. I never really sang for any of my friends or anything. The same friend was there and I played the piano. She said: “I’m serious. You have to figure out how to get the rights to a script.’”
vanessa and austin were linked from 2011 to 2020. Today he is involved with model Kai Gerber.
https://www.justjared.com/2023/01/25/austin-butler-credits-thanks-vanessa-hudgens-for-pushing-him-to-go-for-elvis-role/ Austin Butler thanks Vanessa Hudgens for pushing him to choose the role of ‘Elvis’