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Jacob Elordi admitted he ate a pound of bacon every day in bizarre preparation to play Elvis

Jacob Elordi admitted he ate a pound of bacon every day in bizarre preparation to play Elvis

Jacob Elordi plays Elvis Presley in the new drama Priscilla

It is not uncommon in the film world to see actors doing some rather strange things to be better adapted for a particular role.

Austin Butler didn't see his family for three years while making Elvis, but what Jacob Elordi did to also get into the character of the King of Rock & Roll is surely the most bizarre.

Elordi stars as the music legend in Sofia Coppola's new drama Priscilla, which hit theatres on Friday (3 November).

An officials synopsis for the movie reads: "When teenager Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who's already a meteoric rock 'n' roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, and a gentle best friend."

Alongside Elordi is Cailee Spaeny, who plays the role of Elvis' ex-wife, Priscilla.

The acting pair and director Coppola sat down with Entertainment Weekly for its Around the Table video series, where they revealed they got a lot of advice from Priscilla herself.

Coppola explained: "Priscilla told us that Elvis liked really burned bacon."

Elordi then chimed in: "I averaged like a pound of bacon a day. It's not that noticeable because I'm quite long. But I was the biggest I've ever been."

Priscilla was released on Friday (3 November).
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Of course, Elvis' story has been told countless times in more or less every form of media at this point, but Priscilla looks further into the star's relationship with his ex-wife.

The film promises to shed a light on some of the untold stories surrounding the former couple.

Coppola picked up Priscilla's memoir, Elvis and Me, during the pandemic and was instantly fascinated by her story.

"I was really surprised because I realized how little we know about her," the director admitted.

"They're such a mythic, famous couple - Elvis and Priscilla - but when I read her story, I had no idea she was going to high school while she was living in Graceland.

"I was really impressed with how she really reveals what their life was like, what her experience was growing up in such an over-the-top setting.

"Also, I was surprised with how universal it was [and] how relatable it was."

Jacob Elordi admitted he ate a pound of bacon every day.
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During the filming process, Coppola, Spaeny, and Elordi had access to Priscilla's home movies and photographs, giving them an insight into what went on in Graceland.

Elordi said: "Probably the most helpful part was ignoring the mythology and trying to find out where the real person lies in that.

"We had the freedom of going to a place where he wasn't so well documented, behind closed doors, so I could play with it a little bit and try to make it a bit more grounded and attempt to make it sound more human."

Featured Image Credit: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for FLC / Archive Photos/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Jacob Elordi