While there has been criticism of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis film, both Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley have praised the film, something that Luhrmann was extremely happy to see.
Talking to Coming soon recently, Luhrmann was asked how he felt when both members of the Presley family praised the film. For the director, it was “everything,” with Luhrmann specifically noting that he was nervous about how they would feel about the film.
“That was all, that was all,” Luhrmann said. “They don’t really control the estate, and I had a partnership with them a few years ago, and so of course, [the] pandemic and trying to keep the movie going. I lost touch and understandably – and I can’t say this enough – I really understood that Priscilla would be nervous about what I was going to do and could Austin do it?
Luhrmann went on to say that when she saw the film and had a positive reaction, she and the rest of the family embraced the film’s cast as family, and that the pair now have a close relationship.
“So when she saw it and had such an incredible reaction, and then when Lisa Marie saw it and had an incredible reaction… I mean the whole family embraced us as a family. When they saw the movie, it’s like they brought us into their world. Barbecue at Graceland. It’s a very close relationship now, the movie did that for all of us. And I think it brought them all closer together.”