Priscilla Presley makes first appearance after Lisa Marie’s death – The Hollywood Reporter
Nearly two months after the sudden death of her daughter Lisa Marie Presley on January 12, Priscilla Presley made her first public appearance on Tuesday in a special screening and chat around the new Netflix series. hers. Agent Elvis.
Presley, who co-created and voiced himself in the adult animated comedy, took part in the Q&A with co-creator John Eddie and host Mike Arnold at Netflix’s Tudum Theater . This series saw Matthew McConaughey become the King of Rock and Roll, also featuring the voice cast of Kaitlin Olson, Johnny Knoxville, Niecy Nash, Tom Kenny and Don Cheadle. The film follows Elvis as he is inducted into a secret government spy program to battle the dark forces threatening America.
Eddie said the show was inspired by Elvis’ famous photo with Richard Nixon, where he offered to serve as a DEA agent, as well as his speeches about his dream of becoming a hero. comic.
“That’s why we did it, as opposed to doing a live-action movie or something, we especially wanted to do animation,” explains Eddie, and “also because, with all the respect, Austin Butler did a great job and others have done it. I’ve been a huge Elvis fan since I was a kid and even as great as anyone who did it, they could never get a hold of Elvis’ [appearance]. He’s a beautiful man, he’s crazy, and so we thought maybe through animation” that the resemblance would be possible.
Presley said she wanted to do the show as a way to “introduce Elvis to today’s youth, wonder why he’s so popular, and see him as a hero.”
“I know that this is a dream come true for Elvis because this is really what he wants to do. He wanted to be a federal agent, and for me, I’ve always wanted to give Elvis what he wanted and never really did,” she continued. “He’s a beautiful and very talented human being, and I want the kids to see who he really is in this because he really is, he wants to be an agent. And now he is.
Presley also explained that McConaughey was the right choice to play the rock star because “he has a great voice, a great voice. He has a southern accent and a deep voice. They discussed other actors but kept coming back to him because of his Southern accent, which Presley said Elvis had “when he got back to Memphis. He will pick them all up at once. Back here in California, he tried to speak Californian.
The show, which comes from Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures TV and Authentic Brands Group, also draws on real moments from Elvis’ life, such as his pet chimpanzee Scatter, who appears in the series.
“Scatter did all of that. Scatter escapes. Scatter goes into Bel Air and everyone’s windows and scares them to death. Police [came] Presley recalled. “I was there when it happened. We have a place in Bel Air, and yes, he escaped a lot. And the neighbors just want us to get rid of him.
Agent Elvis begins streaming on Netflix on March 17.