Austin Butler is about to step into the highlight of Baz Luhrmann’s highly-anticipated music biopic of Elvis Presley — and it feels like he actually gave it his all for filming! Severely, he was so depleted by the top of creating Elvis, he landed within the hospital!
After practically three years of learning the lifetime of the performer to step into the enduring function, Austin revealed in a brand new interview with GQ Journal on Wednesday that he was despatched to the hospital and identified with a virus simply in the future after he wrapped on the film. The virus, which simulated appendicitis, then left him bedridden for a complete week! WHAT?
Acknowledging that he had poured all of his power into the manufacturing of the movie, the 30-year-old defined:
“The subsequent day [after filming wrapped in March 2021] I wakened at 4 within the morning with excruciating ache, and I used to be rushed to hospital.”
Oh, no! Whereas he didn’t present any extra particulars about his sickness, he’s fortunately doing significantly better now. Apparently, he credit the conclusion of the movie — and due to this fact all his arduous work to get the function proper — for the medical problem, including:
“My physique simply began shutting down the day after I completed Elvis.”
Wow! That’s wild! We’re glad he’s okay!
The Shannara Chronicles alum started manufacturing for the challenge again in July 2019 when he was forged after singing a haunting rendition of Unchained Melody for director Luhrmann. The coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench within the filming plans after they needed to shut down for security after co-star Tom Hanks was hospitalized with COVID-19. Reasonably than hunker down at residence in Los Angeles, Austin determined to remain in Australia and proceed to analysis the singer. QG reported:
“The producers have been able to whisk Butler residence to Los Angeles, however he determined to remain put and gap up and use the break to dig even deeper into his character. He principally turned his condominium right into a detective scene, à la Charlie in It’s At all times Sunny in Philadelphia unearthing an unlimited mail-room conspiracy.”
Hah! The analysis paid off, the Switched At Start alum famous:
“Simply photographs of Elvis in all places, from each time interval. I feel the movie would have been very totally different if we had began capturing at that time, and I’m grateful I had the time to let myself marinate.”
No marvel he was worn down afterward, although!
All through the manufacturing course of, he was additionally capable of meet with Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley, of whom he recalled:
“She appeared like an angel.”
Aw! He continued:
“I walked down the corridor with Baz afterwards with tears in my eyes.”
Priscilla together with daughter Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter Riley Keough have all been very supportive of the movie’s depiction of the late musician and the actor’s efficiency, so we’re positive it was further particular to get to make that private reference to them, as nicely! Ch-ch-check out a brand new trailer for the movie, premiering June 24, and get a take a look at all of the work that triggered Austin’s physique to just about shut down (under)!
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