Priscilla Presley: ‘Elvis’ was tough to watch because I lived it

Priscilla Presley: ‘Elvis’ was tough to watch because I lived it

Published August 17, 2022
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The 77-year-old — who was married to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll from 1967 until 1973 — told the “Today” show that she found it hard to watch the unfolding of Presley’s relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

“He wanted to do movies, serious movies, and Colonel Parker probably should have stayed a publicist,” she told the outlet. “He didn’t take Elvis where he wanted to be, and that was hard because I lived it.

“I lived the arguments that they had, I lived Elvis trying to explain he didn’t want to do the movies with all the girls and the beaches and everything, that he really wanted to do serious things,” she continued.

In a Facebook post that month, the “Naked Gun” actress said she saw the movie with her late ex-husband’s longtime pal Jerry Schilling and was impressed by Austin Butler taking on the titular role.