Though Priscilla Presley, 78, admires Sofia Coppola‘s movie, Priscilla, she did categorical that she had prior considerations going into the undertaking with the 52-year-old. Throughout an look in Las Vegas on the day of the movie’s November 3 premiere, Elvis Presley‘s ex-wife opened as much as PEOPLE about her ideas on the biopic. “I used to be very involved about this film,” she admitted earlier than including, “I feel it’s proper on, to be trustworthy with you.”
Priscilla, who penned the memoir Elvis and Me in 1985, went on to share that if another person had requested to make the movie she would’ve disapproved. “I like her filmmaking. I feel she does an amazing job. She is for girls, and when she approached me about doing a film about me, I used to be moved by it,” she defined of the movie which was tailored from her e book. “If anybody had been to do a film, it might be for her. I might by no means help one other film from anybody else doing it.”
The mom of the late Lisa Marie Presley went on to precise why she related with Sofia throughout this undertaking. “She has such a giant coronary heart and her father [Francis Ford Coppola] could be very well-known and he or she actually related with me,” the 78-year-old gushed. “I’ve no issues with what she did in any means.” Priscilla made positive to notice that Sofia “was so wanting it to be proper” when she directed the movie about her life.
Sofia’s movie, which premiered on November 3, reportedly was slammed by Elvis’ late daughter forward of her January passing. Lisa reportedly despatched emails to Sofia and expressed her disdain of the script, as reported by Variety on November 2. “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,” she reportedly wrote 4 months earlier than she died. “I don’t learn this and see my mom’s perspective of my father.”
Extra so, the late “Lights Out” songstress went on to name Sofia’s script a “vengeful” storyline. “I learn this and see your shockingly vengeful and contemptuous perspective and I don’t perceive why?” she added. Lisa reportedly additionally requested Francis’ daughter to make adjustments to the movie and threatened to talk out “towards” the film if she didn’t oblige. “I might be compelled to be ready the place I must overtly say how I really feel in regards to the movie and go towards you, my mom and this movie publicly,” she wrote.
In response, Sofia reportedly tried to reassure Lisa that the undertaking was in good arms. Afterall, Priscilla can be credit score as an govt producer on the movie. “I hope that once you see the ultimate movie you’ll really feel in another way, and perceive I’m taking nice care in honoring your mom, whereas additionally presenting your father with sensitivity and complexity,” she replied again. Elvis and his ex had been married from 1967 to 1973 and solely welcomed one youngster throughout their relationship. The “King of Rock and Roll” died in August 1977, whereas Lisa died initially of this yr.