Austin Butler is able to shake his Elvis voice, maybe simply in time for his Greatest Actor speech at this 12 months’s Academy Awards.
Whereas visually dazzling and a latest standout within the music biopic style, the discuss surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis has principally been round its lead. After which it grew to become about his voice–however not the singing one. When Austin Butler began making the awards circuit rounds, individuals couldn’t assist however discover he couldn’t ditch his Elvis Presley voice, even properly over a 12 months after filming wrapped.
Now, Austin Butler is hoping to shake, rattle and roll that Elvis voice out of his system. “I get rid of the accent,” he confirmed on the Graham Norton Present. Nonetheless, he could have prompted some everlasting points by way of his singing as properly. “I’ve in all probability broken my vocal cords with all that singing,” he mentioned, including, “One music took 40 takes.”
Austin Butler’s fixed use of the Elvis voice has been virtually comically meme-worthy, nevertheless it has additionally irked many who hope Butler would have rather less dialog. When he received the Golden Globe for Greatest Actor (Drama), he delivered his speech within the voice. Backstage, he was pressured to defend it, saying, “I don’t suppose I sound like him nonetheless, however I assume I have to as a result of I hear it loads…I had three years the place that was my solely focus in life so I’m positive there’s simply items of my DNA that may all the time be linked in that method.” This builds off of a earlier assertion Austin Butler made on his Elvis voice: “I had months the place I wouldn’t discuss to anyone. And after I did, the one factor I used to be ever fascinated by was Elvis. I used to be talking in his voice the entire time.”
Butler has some main competitors on the Oscars this 12 months, the place he’s competing for the Greatest Actor statue with Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin). If Austin Butler wins, one wonders if he’ll have kicked the Elvis voice by then. And if not, will it even matter or will it simply make his speech that rather more memorable?
How do you suppose Austin Butler’s incapacity to shake the Elvis voice has painted him within the public eye? Do you suppose he has a shot on the Greatest Actor Oscar? Tell us your ideas within the feedback part under.
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