Austin Butler “Cringe” Elvis’ voice may stay with him forever!
by MLC Post date: January 20, 2023
Austin Butler he might never get rid of his Elvis Presley tone/emphasis.
The Golden Globe winner has been heavily criticized for continuing to speak like the King of Rock and Roll following his role in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.
Twitter and social media erupted with “shaky” voices begging him not to talk like Presley.
Austin Butler’s ‘Elvis Voice’ is hated by many online
Even after receiving the Golden Globe, he was asked about it.
“I don’t even think about it. I guess I still don’t look like him, but I guess I must because I hear it a lot. Um, I often compare it to when someone lives in another country for a long time. I had three years where that was my only focus in life. So I’m sure there are just pieces of my DNA that are always connected in this way,” he told reporters.
Austin Butler on his #Elvis voice stuck with him after the film: “I don’t think I still sound like him, but I must because I hear it a lot.” https://t.co/obwVD3aG1a pic.twitter.com/qb1M4yWC9P
— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2023
Many people took to Twitter with their thoughts and even hilarious video clips.
– Austin Butler’s Elvis voice…
Austin Butler is the voice of Elvis…#GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/N57SprpOSN
— Tom (@tomsnyds) January 11, 2023
“Austin Butler has one more chance to shut down Elvis’ voice, I swear to God.”
Austin Butler has one more chance to shut down Elvis’ voice. I swear to god #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/DP0p8bmIJi
– Gianni Raisins (@BGaytion) January 11, 2023
Others simply took to Twitter to express their disapproval.
– Did we watch the hypnotist who keeps Austin Butler in a perpetual Elvis vocal trance? #GoldenGlobes,” joked one Twitter user.
“Watching Austin Butler’s voice being captured on social media. This is the best Golden Globe ever 😍,” wrote another.
One person questioned whether Butler’s voice would stay like this forever, writing: “Trying to figure out if it’s just going to be Austin Butler’s voice forever?”
Butler doesn’t even realize he’s still talking like Elvis
Her singing coach is now keeping her voice down and believes she has a chance to stay with him forever.
“He was constantly working on it because of the shutdowns of COVID, and it’s hard to turn off something you’ve spent so much time on,” said Irene Bartlett, who was hired to work with Butler in 2019. ABC Gold Coast.
Irene explained that Butler had spent years building a “relationship” with Elvis’ persona and was fully committed to embodying “the King.”
She revealed that she even dressed in 1950s style for singing lessons.
Elvis spent years perfecting Elvis’ intonation
Like many on the Internet, Irene is unsure if her Elvis voice will ever go away.
“I’m sorry people say that, you know, it’s still acting (but) he actually recorded (his voice),” she said. “I don’t know how long this will last, or if it will be there forever.”
Luhrmann did not want Butler to impersonate Elvis, but rather to create his own intonation of the singer’s voice.
Due to Elvis’ abuse of prescription barbiturates, his voice was deeply affected and changed throughout his career.
“Unfortunately, Elvis was on a lot of drugs and stuff and it all affects his voice. So he was very smart not to make (Butler) do all that. They simply merged his voice with Elvis’ voice by taking the original recordings,” he explained.
It is understood that Luhrmann did not force Butler to abuse prescription drugs for the role.
“That’s his (Butler’s) voice on all the Elvis stuff up until 1968, I think, in the movie,” Irene said. “After that, he sings the beginning of everything, even the older ones, but then it gets very hollow and heavy.”