Austin Butler Names Working With Lisa Marie Presley 'Greatest Gift Of His Life'

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'Elvis' Austin Butler
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Singer and Songwriter Lisa Marie Presley was loved by many and offered as much support as she could to various people in the entertainment industry. Recently, actor Austin Butler shared how grateful he was for his time with the late artist. Here are the details.

Austin's SAG Awards Nomination

Actor Austin Butler
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Austin is experiencing the awards season of a lifetime. The actor was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor category at the 2023 SAG Awards for his work in Elvis.

Austin Is Grateful For His Career Milestones 

Undoubtedly, Austin is grateful for his achievements but his career milestones are not the only things the Hollywood star is thankful for.

Austin Is Thankful For Lisa

Austin Butler and Lisa Marie Presley
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Recently, the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor shared that he was grateful for the support he received from Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

Austin Is Excited To Be A Part Of The Biopic 

During a chat with ET's Denny Directo at the 2023 SAG Awards, Austin explained that it was exciting to be a part of the Elvis Presley biopic.

Austin Talks About The Presley Family 

Lisa Marie Presley
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The 31-year-old then spoke about his time with the Presley family, revealing that it was a profound privilege to be able to relate to them in some way.

Austin Says His Time With Lisa Was The Greatest Gift

Austin further confessed that Lisa was such an extraordinary woman. According to him, the times he spent with Lisa were "some of the greatest gifts of his life."

Austin Feels Strongly About Carrying Lisa's Legacy

Lisa Marie Presley and Austin Butler
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Afterward, the actor said he had profound feelings to be able to carry on the late singer's legacy in the way he did.

Austin Admits Award Wins Are Bittersweet

Austin Butler looking dashing in a gray suit
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Austin previously admitted that his award wins felt bittersweet following Lisa's tragic demise from a cardiac arrest on January 12, 2023.

Austin Talks About Lisa's Demise

The Hollywood star said backstage at Best London's Festival Hall after winning the Best Actor award that it was an imaginably tragic time, adding that grief was a long process.

More On Austin's Words

Austin further noted that his heart and love were with the Presley family and he felt honored to have been welcomed into the family, revealing it was a bittersweet time.

Austin Doesn't Miss The Terror Of Playing Elvis 

Elvis Presley statue
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Austin also relayed that he didn't miss "the terror" of trying to do justice to Elvis, but he felt incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity to play the iconic singer.

Austin Says He's Lucky

According to the actor, he felt the elation that came with playing Elvis Presley every day and realized how lucky he was to have such an experience. 

Austin Acknowledges His Career Growth 

While Austin is thankful for the support he received from Lisa, the actor has also acknowledged the immense growth in his acting career.

Austin Recalls The Start Of His Career

During the interview, Austin recalled when he was a little kid, walking around in different colored T-shirts as an extra in TV shows, and noted it was special to see how far he had come.

Austin's Advice To His Younger Self 

The actor then noted that if he could advise his younger self, he would tell him to focus on the work and not all the noise around it.

Austin's Wins Have Put His Family In The Limelight 

Austin's incredible talent and his award wins have not only put him but his family members and friends in the limelight. The actor has appeared on the red carpet with his sister, Ashley, and father, David.

Austin Speaks About His BFF

Austin has also spoken about taking his BFF, James, as his date to the Oscars. During the chat with ET, the actor explained that he and James had been best friends since he was 17. 

Austin Feels Privileged About Taking James To The Oscars 

According to Austin, he wouldn't have had his life as an actor without one of his best friends James, so, being able to bring him to the upcoming Oscars would be a profound privilege.

When Will The Oscars Take Place 

The 95th Academy Awards is scheduled to take place on March 12, 2023, in a ceremony held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.