Manage episode 332439121 series 2930623
Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge from Baz Luhrmann's Elvis talk to iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns about their roles in the film and how amazing it was to meet Priscilla Presley and getting the blessing of Elvis' family around their portrayals.
Austin Butler discusses Denzel Washington's role in him getting the title role, and how he feels about if he and Elvis could have been friends.
Austin and Olivia talk about the responsibility around playing such important real-life icons, and pay tribute to, and reshape the narrative to include the influence of black culture in to what made Elvis, Elvis.
Austin talks about the things he learned about Elvis (including him being born a twin) and humanizing the legend.