“Priscilla” Star Jacob Elordi Learned About Elvis From A Disney Movie

Jacob Elordi revealed Monday that everything he knew about the late Elvis Presley came from the 2002 animated Disney film Lilo & Stitch.

A Perfect Portrayal

Jacob Elordi’s interpretation of Elvis in the upcoming film Priscilla is nothing short of a revelation. With his charismatic on-screen presence and a mesmerizing blend of talent, Elordi is set to effortlessly embody the legendary rock ‘n’ roll icon. Immersing the audience in the life of the King of Rock and Roll, Priscilla promises to be a cinematic masterpiece, and Jacob Elordi’s portrayal of Elvis is set to be a defining moment in his career.

The drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Sofia Coppola, follows the life of Presley and his relationship with Priscilla, based on the 1985 memoir Elvis and Me. It was originally set to hit theaters in October 2023 but has now been delayed until November 3.

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Watch the official trailer for Priscilla.

The Australian actor made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about playing Elvis. 

“It wasn’t on my list of people to play. It was a little bit terrifying.”

Jacob Elordi playing Elvis in the new movie, Priscilla.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / Youtube

Fallon congratulated Elordi on the impressive role and asked if he had been an Elvis fan growing up. “No. The most I knew of Elvis was in Lilo and Stitch,” referring to Lilo slowly turning Stitch into a full-fledged Elvis impersonator. The popular Disney movie also showcases five popular songs by American singer Elvis Presley.

Fallon then asked if it was intimidating to have Coppola directing him. “I think it was just exciting. That was just like pure bliss. That was the whole reason. The whole time I was trying to take it like I was making Blue Valentine or something. Just like a straight-up relationship drama without Elvis and Priscilla for Sophia Coppola. That was like the goal.”

We are excited to see Elordi truly capture the essence of Elvis Presley’s charisma, style, and musical genius!

Watch Jacob Elordi’s full interview with Jimmy Fallon down below.

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