Priscilla Presley on Lana Del Rey Wanting to Play Her in Elvis Biopic: ‘I Like Lana’
Priscilla Presley has clearly always been one of Lana Del Rey’s muses. Besides their striking resemblance, LDR nods Elvis’ ex-wife’s fashion sense frequently and even croons “Elvis is my daddy” in her song Body Electric.
With the news that Austin Butler is slated to take on the role of Elvis Presley in the upcoming biopic on his life, rumors began to swirl around the Internet that the songstress is vying for the role of Mrs. Presley. Though nothing is official yet, The Blast published a video of Priscilla herself at LAX getting asked about the role.
Though she didn’t say much, she did reveal that she’s “in touch with [director] Baz [Luhrmann], I know what’s going on.” As for Del Rey? “I like Lana,” she revealed before her car drove away.
Lana has yet to comment on possibly taking on the role. Watch the interview with Priscilla here.
In addition to Butler’s casting as Elvis, Tom Hanks is set to play Col. Tom Parker, the manager who controlled every aspect of Presley’s life. The movie is described as focusing on the late entertainer’s rise and zenith, with a major aspect being his relationship with Parker.