Entertainment Elvis Presley movie reminded Priscilla Presley of King's frightening side
'He was not racist!' Priscilla Presley hits back at 'frightening' Elvis Presley claims
PRICILLA PRESLEY has hit back at claims Elvis Presley was "racist" insisting he was "not prejudiced in any way".Priscilla Presley, 77, joined Piers Morgan on his Talk TV series Uncensored as she shared memories of ex-husband Elvis Presley. She explained the King of Rock and Roll was a "diehard American" and would be concerned about the state of his country if he were still alive today.
Earlier this week, Elvis hit rental streaming services for the first time, so fans ofcan relive the Baz Lurhmann epic at any point. , Elvis' ex-wife, has been promoting the film and praising Austin Butler for his performance.
But this included the rougher parts of Elvis' life, as well.
Priscilla was recently interviewed by Piers Morgan to discuss the exceptional movie.
During the chat, she spoke candidly about how much she enjoyed seeing 30-year-old Austin play the singer.
"Hands down," she said. "It was better than anyone." She added that her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis, was "very emotional" when she saw the film.
Elvis Presley's 'lost' gold and jewels with Tom Parker connection hit auction
ELVIS PRESLEY has had his latest batch of gold and jewels put on auction for the first time, from a collection that was once "lost" and has a connection to the star's manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The incredible group of artefacts includes gold bracelets, medallions, earrings, broaches and watches.Priscilla Presley, who attended the press shoot for the jewellery, posed with a solid gold clock that doubled up as a cigarette lighter.
But Austin's performance was a little too good in some spots of the film.
Priscilla confessed: "My god, it was like watching Elvis! His movements, his smirk, his walk, his attitude."
Deepening her voice to make her point, she added: "His temper! It was like reincarnation. It was beautifully done."
Although Elvis was a loving and caring husband to Priscilla, there were flashes of pure anger from him.
And it sounds like Austin's portrayal reminded Priscilla just how furious Elvis could get at his direst moments.
Priscilla recalled one instance in her memoir, Elvis & Me, where she spoke about play-fighting with the star before injuring her.
Elvis Presley: Priscilla 'stayed away' from King during Hollywood years before affair
ELVIS PRESLEY left Priscilla Presley at home in Graceland for weeks at a time during his years in Hollywood. She confessed she felt she had to leave him alone. She added that it was "not her place" to be near him. Before long, Elvis was unfaithful.After Elvis first brought Priscilla Presley (Beaulieu at the time) to Graceland in 1963, he started to grow distant. He began working hard on his career once again after spending some years in the US Army.
Elvis was doing his best to duck out of the way of Priscilla's blows, but eventually, one hit him right in the face. And he was furious.
Priscilla said Elvis' eyes "flashed with anger" before he screamed at her.
"God damn it!" he yelled. "Not so rough! I don't want to play with a god damn man!"
Then things got ugly.
Priscilla, who was not yet married to Elvis at the time, wrote: "He grabbed my arm, throwing me on the bed, and while demonstrating how hard I had thrown the pillows, he accidentally hit me in the eye." (Via CheatSheet)
The young woman developed a black eye almost instantly as she accused the star of "hitting her on purpose".
He denied this, of course, before screaming at her once again.
He shouted: "You're not a god damn man!"
Priscilla also opened up about being "very nervous" about the movie's production.
She told Piers: "To be honest with you was very nervous about it because of Baz Luhrmann.
"As we all know, Baz has his own unique style - which is very good - but I just didn't know how he was going to portray Elvis... so I was very concerned."
Elvis Presley seen learning to fire rocket launcher during time in US Army .
The legendary singer served in the US Army from 1958 until 1960 and was posted in West Germany. Above: The singer learning to fire a rocket launcher in Germany in 1959.The legendary singer served in the US Army from 1958 until 1960 and was posted in West Germany.