Austin Butler has revealed he wore fake chest hair while playing the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Baz Lurmann’s new Elvis biopic.
Interviewed on Twitter for The Kyle and Jackie O Show, the handsome 30-year-old star said the fake hair was part of a body suit he used while playing an ageing Elvis.
‘[The body suit] is what we lovingly refer to as our ‘body adjustment suit,’ Austin said in the Twitter video.
Interviewed on Twitter for The Kyle and Jackie O Show, the handsome 30-year-old star said the fake hair was part of a body suit he used while playing an ageing Elvis
In real life, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star has blond hair on his chest.
Luhrmann’s movie follows Elvis from his childhood poverty through to his emergence as a global superstar before his untimely death at the age of just 42 in 1977
The news comes after Austin was forced to address claims his voice has completely changed.
In May, fans on social media accused Austin of putting on an ‘Elvis voice’ despite the film having wrapped in March 2021.
Baz Luhrmann’s movie follows Elvis from his childhood poverty through his emergence as a global superstar before his untimely death at the age of just 42 in 1977 Picture: Austin as the young, slim Elvis at the peak of his fame
Some pointed out just how different his voice sounds now compared to what he sounded like in his break out role in the TV series The Carrie Diaries in 2013.
After investigating, several older interviews confirmed that Austin’s always had a relatively deep voice.
However, the contrast seen from his recent appearances – especially during his red carpet appearances in Australia – simply can’t be denied.
Elvis co-star Olivia De Jong and Austin on the red carpet in Toronto for the Elvis premiere
Austin stars alongside Tom Hanks, who plays Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker, who was infamous for cheating the music icon out of a fair share of royalties for his songs.
Hanks believes his alter ego should be recognised for his part in making Elvis a megastar.
‘I’ve heard from many people that he was a delightful guy, lit up every room. Was he a cheap crook who played fast and loose with the money? Yeah, (but) he brought joy to everything he did. With just a little bit of larceny,’ says the Hollywood star.
In Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic, Elvis, Parker is played by a scarcely recognisable Tom Hanks