Elvis Presley’s Daughter Lisa Says It’s Heartbreaking That Her Son Won’t See The ‘Elvis’ Movie

Elvis Presley’s daughter and musician Lisa Marie Presley shared a post to express her feelings about the upcoming movie based on his father’s life and career on her official Instagram account. Presley unveiled that she felt devasted that her late son wouldn’t witness this moment.

Priscilla and Elvis Presley’s only child Lisa Marie Presley decided to pursue a musical career like his father. Presley wanted to be a part of the entertainment business. As a result of that choice, she spent time in the industry and had relationships with famous actors and musicians such as Michael Jackson and Nicholas Cage. In addition, Presley’s first husband was musician Danny Keough with whom she tied the knot on October 3, 1988, and they had two children.

Unfortunately, the younger one, Benjamin Keough, committed suicide by gunshot on July 12, 2020, at the age of 27, making everyone around him devastated after the news. Undoubtedly, his mother went through very challenging times following his early and unexpected death. Therefore, she wanted to open up about it shortly before ‘Elvis,’ an autobiographical movie that reflects Presley’s crazy and extraordinary life story.

Baz Luhrmann directed the movie, and the screenplay was written by Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, and Jeremy Doner. Austin Butler portrayed Elvis, and Tom Hanks joined them as his manager Colonel Tom Parker. It will premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival on May 25, and Lisa Presley stated that she’s proud of Butler and the crew that did a fantastic job for this finally realistic portrayal. However, she’s heartbroken because Benjamin wouldn’t see his grandfather’s movie. 

Presley’s IG post read as follows:

“Hello, everyone. I haven’t posted in quite some time because there isn’t much to say, as I am and will forever be mourning the loss of my son. Navigating through this hideous grief that absolutely destroyed and shattered my heart and soul into almost nothing has swallowed me whole.

Not much else aside from my other three children gets my time and attention anymore. However, that being said, I do want to take a moment to let you know that I have seen Baz Luhrmann’s movie ‘Elvis’ twice now, and let me tell you that it is nothing short of spectacular. Absolutely exquisite.

Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully. In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and finally done accurately and respectfully. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I will eat my foot.) You can feel and witness Baz’s pure love, care, and respect for my father throughout this beautiful film, and it is finally something that I and my children and their children can be proud of forever.”

She went on:

“What moved me to tears as well was watching Riley and Harper, and Finley afterward, all three visibly overwhelmed in the best way possible way, and so filled with pride about their grandfather and his legacy in a way that I have not previously experienced. It breaks my heart that my son isn’t here to see it. He would have absolutely loved it as well. I can’t tell you enough how much I love this film and I hope you love it.

Everyone involved poured their hearts and souls into it, evidenced in their performances. Baz, your utter genius combined with your love and respect for my father and this project is just so beautiful and so inspiring. I know I’m being repetitive, but I don’t care. Thank you for setting the record straight in such a deeply profound and artistic way. Love you.”

You can check out the post below.

Photo Credit: Lisa Marie Presley – Instagram