Austin Butler gained fame after his incredible performance as Elvis Presley in the 2022 movie, Elvis. However, Butler’s Elvis Presley accent has caused quite a stir ever since the actor began filming the biopic about the King of Rock and Roll. It now appears that he is slowly saying goodbye to the accent and he also thinks he may have injured his vocal cords while imitating it.
According to ET Online, Austin appeared on The Graham Norton Show on February 3 where he discussed his Elvis accent and said his voice would probably change again. He also mentioned that playing Elvis may have caused him some damage to his vocal cords.
“I am getting rid of the accent, but I have probably damaged my vocal cords with all that singing. One song took 40 takes.”
Fans have noted that Austin’s voice continued to resemble that of the late singer ever since the Elvis press tour. Despite comments on TikTok going viral, the actor had not realized the voice transition.
Recently, Austin was nominated for his first Oscar for his performance in Elvis. “It has been a whirlwind, and it’s amazing because when you are making a film you never really know how it will be received,” Butler says.
“With this one there were so many ways it could go wrong so to be received in the way it has means the world to me.”
Austin is putting Elvis behind him and preparing for his future roles. According to his Dune 2 co-star Dave Bautista, Austin doesn’t sound anything like Elvis while portraying Feyd-Rautha in the upcoming sequel. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News to get the latest updates.
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