Priscilla Presley Makes A Red Carpet Appearance After Lisa Marie's Passing

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Priscilla Presley
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Priscilla Presley made her first public appearance on Tuesday for a special screening and discussion surrounding her new Netflix series Agent Elvis, nearly two months after the unexpected death of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on January 12.

Keep reading to find out more.

Priscilla Plays A Part In The New Movie

has a part in the witty episodes of the upcoming Netflix cartoon series, which makes its debut on the streaming service later this month.

Showing Up Sophisticated For The Event

Priscilla Presley
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The entrepreneur chose a pair of classic black slacks and a white button-up shirt that was tucked into the waist of the pants.

She added a layer of sophistication with a black blazer that featured shimmering fabric stripes right above the arm cuffs for a fashionable flair.

On Maintaining Her Outfit's Color Theme

With a pair of black, lace-up socks underneath, Priscilla slipped into a pair of closed-toe shoes. In keeping with the primary color scheme of her outfit, a black choker was positioned beneath the pointed collar of the white dress shirt.

About The Series

The series, in which Matthew McConaughey assumes the role of the King of Rock and Roll, also stars Johnny Knoxville, Niecy Nash, Tom Kenny, and Don Cheadle as voice actors.

The movie follows Elvis as he joins a clandestine government spy operation to fight evil forces that are endangering America.

How The Idea Came About

According to co-creator John Eddie, the idea for the show came from remarks Elvis said about wanting to be a comic book hero as well as the well-known photo of Elvis with Richard Nixon in which Elvis offered to work as a DEA agent.

The Role Of Elvis In The Series

In order to stop criminals from ruining the world, Elvis joins a secret spy program and "trades his jumpsuit for a jetpack," according to an official Netflix synopsis.

Priscilla Co-Created The Show

In addition to providing her own voice in the adult animation, Priscilla and John Eddie co-created the show.

She Participated In The Q And A Session

At the screening, the actress participated in a Q+A session at Netflix's Tudum Theater with Eddie and the showrunner, Mike Arnold.

Priscilla On The Inspiration Of The Series

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Priscilla discussed the inspiration behind the event and stated that she wanted to bring "Elvis to the youth today, wondering why he was so famous and to see him as a hero."

A Dream Come True

“I know that this is a dream come true for Elvis because this is really what he wanted to do. He wanted to be a federal agent, and for me, I’ve always wanted to give Elvis what he wanted and never really quite made it."

Priscilla Gushes About Elvis

The ex-wife to the King of Rock and Roll gushed about him;

“He was a beautiful human being and a very talented human being, and I want kids to see who he really was in this because he really was, he wanted to be an agent. And now he is.”

Why McConaughey Is Perfect For Elvis

McConaughey has a terrific voice, the celebrity said of the actor when asked about her selection as Elvis.

"He’s got a great voice, a great voice. He’s got that Southern voice and deep voice."

About Elvis Accent

Elvis retained the same Southern accent when he returned to Memphis, according to Priscilla. He would take it all at once. He attempted to speak Californian while he was back in California.

A Picture Of Elvis Presley And Richard Nixon Inspired The Show

John Eddie, the show's creator, reportedly told the publication that a 1970 photo of Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, served as the show's inspiration.

His Letter To President Nixon

President Richard Nixon
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According to the Smithsonian Magazine, Elvis had drafted a letter to President Nixon aboard an aircraft headed to Washington D.C.

He had written

"Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out,' he had written. After later explaining that he would be residing at the Washington Hotel, but under the alias of Jon Burrows, he added, 'I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a federal agent."

How He Wanted A Badge At The Time

He was traveling at the time with both pistols and police badges, according to the publication, but he wanted a badge from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Hazardous Drugs as well.

Elvis Thought On The Badge

Priscilla Presley wrote in her memoir titled Elvis And Me published in 1985;

"The narc badge represented some kind of ultimate power to him. With the federal narcotics badge, he [believed he] could legally enter any country both wearing guns and carrying any drugs he wished," per the outlet.

About Wanting To Be A Comic Book Hero

Another source of inspiration for the adult animation, in addition to the photo and his promise to work as a DEA Agent (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent, was the singer's prior comments about wanting to be a "comic book hero."

A Die Hard Fan

Eddie reportedly said during the panel discussion;

"That was why we made it, as opposed to doing a live-action thing or something, we specifically want to do animated."

He also revealed he had been an Elvis fan since he was a boy.

The Movie's Debut Date On Netflix

The 10-episode first season is scheduled to make its official Netflix debut to eager audiences on March 17.