Elvis Presley's family get hands and feet print in Hollywood
Elvis would be proud! Three generations of Presleys – widow Priscilla, 77, daughter Lisa Marie, 54, and grandkids Riley, 33, Harper and Finley, 13 – get hands and feet print in Hollywood
The Presley family made history on Tuesday.
Three generations of Presleys – Priscilla, 77, Lisa Marie, 54, and her daughter Riley, 33, as well as her twins Harper and Finley, 13 – were seen side by side at the Hand and Footprint Ceremony held outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Also in attendance was Austin Butler, who plays the rock star in the new movie Elvis, and the film’s director Baz Luhrmann.
Five strong women: The Presley family made history on Tuesday. Three generations of Presleys – Priscilla, 77, Lisa Marie, 54, and her daughter Riley, 33, as well as her twins Harper and Finley, 13 – were seen side by side at the Hand and Footprint Ceremony held outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
A party: Rounding out the group photo were Luhrmann and Butler in the background
Lisa Marie wore a black suit with tie and a crisp white shirt with her highlighted hair worn down.
She was with her mother Priscilla, who looked youthful with her reddish hair parted on the side as she had on a black suit with white shirt but no tie.
And also there was Lisa Marie’s eldest daughter Riley, whose dad is Lisa Marie’s ex Danny Keough.
The king: Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla, prepare to leave the hospital with their new daughter, Lisa Marie, in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968
Three of us: From left, Lisa Marie, Priscilla and Riley were seen side by side
She looked fantastic: Dallas and Naked Gun actress Priscilla wore her reddish hair down
Suited and booted: The looker had on a black suit with white shirt but no tie
Star power: Lisa Marie wore a white shirt and black suit with a French manicure
Dressed up: Riley was seen in a black dress as she showed off her many tattoos
Riley has carved out an acting career for herself as she has starred in Mad Max: Fury Road and Zola.
That made for three generations side by side.
And Lisa Marie’s twin 13-year-old daughters Harper and Finley that she had with ex Michael Lockwood also got their hands dirty.
Rounding out the group photo were Luhrmann and Butler.
Now signing their names in the cement: All five women signed their names
This will last forever: Lisa Marie is seen looking up with the stick in her hand
It was a special event for the family that has come together to celebrate the Friday debut of the new Luhrmann movie about Elvis that covers his childhood and rise to fame.
On Tuesday Lisa Marie said she got emotional over the movie.
Elvis’ widow Priscilla, their only child Lisa Marie, and the eldest grandchild Riley sat down with 20/20 for special called Exclusively Elvis: A Special Edition of 20/20 that will air on Tuesday evening.
Butler on stage: Austin was at the podium as he introduced Priscilla, far right
She shared a few words: Elvis’ only wife Priscilla, who has spoken highly of the new film, got up to the podium
Thoughtful words for her dad: And Lisa Marie took time out to comment on the film too
While Lisa said the movie made her ’emotional,’ Riley cried five minutes into the movie, it was shared during a preview seen on Good Morning America. The movie by acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann comes out Friday in the US.
The interview took place at Elvis’ old home Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee which has been a museum for decades.
Lisa Marie told 20/20’s Chris Connelly that watching the film was ’emotional’ for her and brought up ‘such generational trauma … in a good way.’
And her mother Priscilla said that she thinks her late husband would have ‘loved’ the film.
‘It was really intense. As a film it’s just an exceptional film,’ added Riley who cried five minutes into the movie.
The title role of Jailhouse Rock singer Elvis is played by Austin Butler. ‘I wasn’t thinking about what I was physically going to do, I felt like I was looking out through his eyes,’ said Butler during the 20/20 special.
Tom Hanks plays Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker. On the special, he said he didn’t realize that Elvis brought sexuality to the stage for the first time.
Exclusively Elvis: A Special Edition of 20/20 airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. It will be available to stream on Hulu as of Wednesday.
Talking dad: Lisa Marie was seen in a preview for Tuesday evening’s 20/20 special on the new Elvis movie
Goin’ to Graceland: The interview took place at Elvis’ old home Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee which has been a museum for decades
This preview comes just after Luhrmann revealed there is a four-hour version of his Elvis film.
The 59-year-old director recently helmed the two-hour 39-minutes movie, which stars Austin Butler as titular music legend Elvis Presley, but there is also a longer cut in existence.
He said: ‘I mean, I have a four-hour version, actually. I do. But you have to bring it down to 2 hours 30.’
Luhrmann would’ve like to have included more about Elvis’ romance with his first girlfriend, Dixie, as well as his relationship with his band in the motion picture.
The film tells of Elvis’ childhood and his rise to stardom as well as his relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).
He channeled Elvis: The title role of Jailhouse Rock singer Elvis is played by Austin Butler. ‘I wasn’t thinking about what I was physically going to do, I felt like I was looking out through his eyes,’ said Butler during the 20/20 special
Luhrmann added to RadioTimes.com: ‘I would have liked to lean into some of the other things more – there’s so much more. I mean, there’s lots of stuff that I shot like the relationship with the band, I had to pare [that] down – and it’s so interesting how the Colonel [Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks] gets rid of them.
‘The relationship with his first girlfriend, Dixie, you know. And later on how… once he’s caught in a trap, and he’s discombobulated and doesn’t understand … someone who’s got such a hole in his heart like Elvis constantly looking and searching for love and finding it on stage but nowhere else.’
Butler recently admitted he felt an ‘immense amount of fear’ playing Elvis.
A happy start to their marriage: Priscilla was wed to Elvis from 1967 until 1973. He died in 1977
He said: ‘I felt such a responsibility to Elvis, his family, all the people around the world who love him so much.
‘So it was an incredible amount of pressure – and with that comes an immense amount of fear.
‘I started feeling this energetic exchange.
‘And so I allowed my imagination to just truly accept that this is the 68 Special, I’m doing this for this audience right now. My career is on the line.
‘I looked at myself in the mirror – I’m dressed in the leather, covered in sweat. And I had this moment where suddenly I was like, “OK I can do this.”‘
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