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Priscilla Presley shares which scenes from Elvis movie were toughest to watch
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Priscilla Presley shares which scenes from Elvis movie were toughest to watch

Elvis Presley's ex-wife found the scenes hard because she 'lived it'

Priscilla Presley shared the scenes from Elvis that she found hardest to watch.

Elvis, the hit biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann and centring on the King of Rock and Roll was released back in June to rave reviews.

Amongst its fans is Priscilla, who was perhaps closer to the King than anyone else.

So, naturally, when it came to watching the film, there were a fair few scenes that she found hard to watch.

Priscilla made the comments yesterday (16 August), on the 45th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.

In an interview with the TODAY show, Priscilla explained that while she thought Baz was a 'genius' and that the film was incredible, it was hard to watch Elvis' relationship with Colonel Tom Parker unfold on screen.

For anyone unfamiliar with the film, it centres on Elvis' rise to fame and his relationship with Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the star's career in some pretty shady ways, including booking a relentless residency in Las Vegas, instead of helping the King achieve his dreams of movie stardom and international touring.

Priscilla Presley.
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Priscilla said: "He wanted to do movies, serious movies, and Colonel Parker probably should have stayed a publicist."

Priscilla, who shares her daughter Lisa Marie with Elvis, went on to add that the hardest part of the film to watch were the ones that hit close to home.

She said: "He didn’t take Elvis where he wanted to be, and that was hard because I lived it.

"I lived the arguments that they had, I lived Elvis trying to explain he didn’t want to do the movies with all the girls and the beaches and everything, that he really wanted to do serious things.

Fans have lauded Austin Butler's performance in Elvis.
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"So living that, with him, and watching the movie, it brought back a lot of memories."

While parts of the film were hard to watch, Priscilla had nothing but praise for it.

After initially seeing the film, Priscilla shared her thoughts on Instagram, saying: "I’ve seen Elvis the film, I watched the trailer over a dozen times. But the words I heard from my daughter on how much she loved the film and that Riley will love it too when she sees it brought tears."

Priscilla met Elvis in 1959 during his time in the military and they wed eight years later.

They were married for six years before divorcing in 1973, although the pair remained on good terms co-parenting their daughter.

Elvis would die four years later after suffering a heart attack at just 42 years old.

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, News