Austin Butler recalls emergency hospital visit after Elvis

“My body started to shut down the day after I finished elvis

if you saw The Carrie Diaries, once upon a time in hollywoodor those cute photos with Kaia Gerber at the Met Gala earlier this month, then chances are you’re familiar with Austin Butler.

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The actor’s next screen performance is expected to cause a stir in June, when Baz Luhrmann’s film Elvis, a biopic about Elvis Presley, opens in theaters. Austin plays the rock and roll icon, and people are already calling it the lead role of him.

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After a glowing recommendation from Denzel Washington helped land him the part, Austin set about studying Elvis and learning about the late star’s life in preparation for filming.

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It seems that Austin was so committed, in fact, to embodying the artist that his own physical needs fell by the wayside until his work was finished.

As Austin recalled in a new interview with GQ, he developed symptoms of a virus that mimics appendicitis immediately after production wrapped. Elvisand became so ill that he had to be “rushed to the hospital”.

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“My body started to shut down the day after I finished ElvisAustin said. “The next day, I woke up at four in the morning in excruciating pain and was rushed to the hospital.” The actor explained that he was bedridden for a full week before finally recovering from the illness. .

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Austin also talked about getting into character by meeting people who knew Elvis, like his ex-wife Priscilla Presley, and making connections between their lived experiences and those of the singer. “His mother passed away when he was 23 years old and my mother passed away when I was 23 years old,” Austin said.

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“So when I found out about that, it was one of those things where I got goosebumps, and I thought: Well, I can connect to that..”

Apparently, Austin morphed into Elvis to such an extent that members of his family said he didn’t “sound like [himself] more” after filming, so it should be interesting to see what they mean when Elvis premieres. The film hits theaters on June 24. Will you see her?

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