'Love you forever': Austin Butler's touching Golden Globes tribute to Lisa Marie Presley goes viral following musician's death
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Austin Butler took the world by storm with Baz Luhrmann’s movie ‘Elvis’ and garnered universal acclaim. The actor embodied the iconic singer in the most epic way possible and enthralled audiences with a performance that made him a frontrunner for the Best Actor accolade during the ongoing awards season. So, it doesn’t come as a shock that the actor didn’t leave any stone unturned to thank Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley for allowing him to play the legendary singer in the movie. With the passing of Lisa, the video of Butler paying a lovely tribute to the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla is going viral on the internet, making fans feel really emotional.
Butler took home the trophy for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for ‘Elvis’ and edged past other prolific performers such as Brendan Fraser (‘The Whale’), Hugh Jackman (‘The Son’), Jeremy Pope (‘The Inspection’), and Bill Nighy (‘Living’) to win the accolade. As soon as he took the stage, he expressed gratitude toward all the people who supported him in this journey and made it possible for him to play the character.
The actor, who spent a lot of time with Elvis’s wife, Priscilla, and daughter, Lisa in order to know more about the ‘Jailhouse Rock’ singer, didn’t shy away from thanking the duo for giving him their prestigious time during the acceptance speech. In his speech, he expressed gratitude toward them for “opening their memories” for him and promised that he will always “love” them forever.
“I also want to thank our incredible producers and Warner Bros and the Presley family. Thank you guys, thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, and your home to me. Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever,” Butler said during his acceptance speech.
Both ladies got really emotional and broke down in tears as Butler continued his speech. Priscilla and Lisa Marie accompanied the actor almost several times while the movie was being promoted and praised Butler for his dedication to playing Elvis with such precision.
During the Golden Globes pre-party, Lisa Marie praised the actor and noted that her father, Elvis, would be really proud of the movie. She said, "I'm so overwhelmed by this film and the effect it's had and what Baz has done, what Austin has done. I'm so proud. And I know that my father would also be very proud."
The video of Butler thanking both ladies went viral right after Priscilla announced that her daughter has passed away at the age of 54 due to cardiac arrest and is being shared widely across several social media platforms.
The singer-songwriter was rushed to hospital after she reportedly suffered from a 'full cardiac arrest' while she was at her home. Priscilla gave an update on her official Instagram profile and request fans and friends to pray for her good health. However, a few hours later Priscilla announced that her beautiful daughter has left the world and called her the most “passionate, strong, and loving woman” she had ever known.
Lisa was previously married to icons Michael Jackson, actor Nicolas Cage and musical companions Danny Keough and Michael Lockwood.