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Lisa Marie Presley Criticizes Shockingly Vengeful Portrayal of Elvis Movie

Lisa Marie Presley shared her considerations concerning the portrayal of her father (Image: Getty)

Lisa Marie Presley expressed her horror over the portrayal of her household in Sofia Coppola’s Elvis biopic months earlier than her demise.

The singer, who died aged 54 after a cardiac arrest in January, begged the Misplaced in Translation director, 52, to rethink how she depicted her father Elvis within the film, which centres on her mom Priscilla Presley.

Presley voiced considerations the late Jailhouse Rock singer was offered as a ‘predator and manipulative’ in movie Priscilla, which she additionally described as ‘shockingly vengeful and contemptuous.’

She additionally feared the script might pressure her already fragile relationship together with her mom, 78.

In an e-mail to Sofia despatched in September final 12 months, Presley wrote: ‘My father solely comes throughout as a predator and manipulative. As his daughter, I don’t learn this and see any of my father on this character.

‘I don’t learn this and see my mom’s perspective of my father. I learn this and see your shockingly vengeful and contemptuous perspective and I don’t perceive why.

The movie charts Priscilla’s relationship with Elvis (Image: WireImage)

Within the second e-mail obtained by Selection, she added: ‘I might be pressured to be ready the place I must brazenly say how I really feel concerning the movie and go towards you, my mom and this movie publicly.’

When requested for a remark, Sofia’s reps referred the outlet again to her e-mail response to Presley, which learn: ‘I hope that once you see the ultimate movie you’ll really feel otherwise, and perceive I’m taking nice care in honoring your mom, whereas additionally presenting your father with sensitivity and complexity.’

Based mostly on Priscilla’s memoir Elvis and Me, the movie, which might be launched within the UK in January, follows Priscilla’s life with the King of Rock, to whom she was married for six years.

Sofia Coppola

Sofia mentioned she offered Elvis with ‘sensitivity and complexity’ (Image: Getty)

The film will chart their romance proper from the early days when she was simply a young person, with the teaser sharing recreated snapshots of their marriage ceremony in 1967, and the delivery of their solely daughter Presley in 1968.

When requested what made her need to adapt the biography for her subsequent characteristic movie, Sofia beforehand instructed Vogue: ‘I’ve had her memoir for years and keep in mind studying it a very long time in the past.

‘A buddy of mine was speaking about her lately, and we obtained round to discussing the guide. I learn it once more and was actually moved by her story.’

Elvis and Priscilla Presley

Elvis and Priscilla had been married for six years (Image: Snap/Shutterstock)

Presley, the one youngster of Elvis, died on January 12, 2023, together with her reason for demise later revealed as issues from a small bowel obstruction.

Asserting her demise at first of this 12 months, grieving mom Priscilla mentioned: ‘It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I need to share the devastating information that my lovely daughter Lisa Marie has left us.

‘She was probably the most passionate, sturdy and loving girl I’ve ever recognized.’

Presley’s last-ever public look was on the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills simply two days earlier than her demise.

She accompanied Elvis star and buddy Austin Butler to rejoice his win as finest actor for his portrayal of her father in Baz Luhrmann’s movie.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Sofia and Priscilla’s reps for remark.