Austin Butler has reflected on his deep connection with Lisa Marie Presley for the first time since her tragic passing earlier this month.
during his latest appearance The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, elvis The 31-year-old star opened up about his friendship with the late Lisa Marie.
“I met Lisa for the first time at a movie screening at Graceland,” recalls Butler. “And she’s never met someone and felt a deep connection right away.”
“She really had nothing to prove and was someone who wouldn’t open up to anyone. She just opened up to me,” he adds wryly. , it’s just devastating. “
Butler has been nominated for Best Actor at the 2023 Academy Awards for playing the late icon’s father, Elvis Presley, in his biopic Elvis.
At that first meeting, Butler said that Lisa Marie took him on a tour of the iconic Graceland mansion to see Elvis’ slippers and his actual bedroom.
“[I] I got goosebumps,” recalls Butler. And she said, “I want to show you something.” And she took me there and we were sitting in his bedroom. It wasn’t Elvis over there, it was just his dad, right? “
“And being able to hear those stories, I really will cherish it forever,” he added.
Lisa Marie died of cardiac arrest just two days after Butler won the Golden Globe Award. elvis.