Austin Butler able to ditch his Elvis voice

Austin Butler is able to shake his Elvis voice, maybe simply in time for his Finest Actor speech at this 12 months’s Academy Awards.

Austin Butler, who just received an Oscar nomination for his performance as Elvis, had a blast playing Feyd-Rautha in Dune: Part Two

Whereas visually dazzling and a current standout within the music biopic style, the discuss surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis has principally been round its lead. After which it grew to become about his voice–however not the singing one. When Austin Butler began making the awards circuit rounds, folks couldn’t assist however discover he couldn’t ditch his Elvis Presley voice, even nicely over a 12 months after filming wrapped.

Now, Austin Butler is hoping to shake, rattle and roll that Elvis voice out of his system. “I get rid of the accent,” he confirmed on the Graham Norton Show. Nevertheless, he might have induced some everlasting points by his singing as nicely. “I’ve most likely broken my vocal cords with all that singing,” he mentioned, including, “One track took 40 takes.”

Austin Butler’s fixed use of the Elvis voice has been virtually comically meme-worthy, nevertheless it has additionally irked many who hope Butler would have rather less dialog. When he gained the Golden Globe for Finest Actor (Drama), he delivered his speech within the voice. Backstage, he was pressured to defend it, saying, “I don’t suppose I sound like him nonetheless, however I assume I need to as a result of I hear it quite a bit…I had three years the place that was my solely focus in life so I’m certain there’s simply items of my DNA that may at all times be linked in that manner.” This builds off of a earlier assertion Austin Butler made on his Elvis voice: “I had months the place I wouldn’t discuss to anyone. And once I did, the one factor I used to be ever fascinated by was Elvis. I used to be talking in his voice the entire time.”

Butler has some main competitors on the Oscars this 12 months, the place he’s competing for the Finest Actor statue with Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin). If Austin Butler wins, one wonders if he’ll have kicked the Elvis voice by then. And if not, will it even matter or will it simply make his speech that rather more memorable?

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