Austin Butler has received praise for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in the film “Elvis.”
The musical drama film “Elvis,” starring the former Disney Channel and Nickelodeon star, has been formally offered by Baz Luhrmann. Butler received praise for singing the songs of Elvis Presley in the film, in addition to his near-perfect visuals to bring Presley back to life.
It was confirmed that he sang in “Elvis,” but it was also revealed that Presley’s actual voice was included.
Even though the young actor perfectly imitated the legendary singer’s voice, he admitted to damaging his vocals in one of the songs.
Butler revealed in an interview that Presley’s “Never Been To Spain” left him with a damaged voice because he did not have a powerful cord to sing the track like the late singer did.
“Singing Never Been to Spain once on set, my voice went out. I lost the mid-range of my voice for a couple of days. Thankfully, it was on a Friday, so we could take the weekend off, so he went on vocal rest and didn’t speak for two days to let the vocal cords rest. It’s a tough sing!”
“Never Been To Spain” was one of two songs he always listened to on his way to work, the other being “Polk Salad Annie.”
Butler gained something from his role in the film, despite not being able to sing everything.
He told Elle Australia in June that he devoted two years of his life to working on “Elvis.” It gave him the impression that he was developing muscular habits, so his mouth “changed.”
Butler expressed his gratitude for the experience but warned fans that he expects to sound different in 20 years.
Aside from his voice, his body changed, causing him a health scare. He revealed that after finishing the film in March 2021, he awoke in excruciating pain. He was then taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a virus that caused appendicitis.
The actor did not reveal the nature of his health problem, but it was worth it because he outperformed other actors who were considered for the role, including Harry Styles and Ansel Elgort.