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First Look at Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla”

today22 June 2023


Now Priscilla gets a chance to tell her story, too.

Under writer-director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation), this film adapts Priscilla Presley’s 1985 memoir Elvis & Me. The titular role is portrayed by Cailee Spaeny, with Jacob Elordi as Elvis playing opposite her.

When asked what made Cailee Spaeny the right choice to play Priscilla, Coppola stated,

“The character goes from the age of 15 to 27 over the course of the film, so she had to be able to act and age across a big span of time. It was really important for me to have the same actress playing Priscilla at those different stages of her life, and I think Cailee can pull it off. She’s such a strong actress, and she also looks very young.”

 Of Jacob Elordi’s casting as Elvis, Coppola stated,

“I thought nobody was gonna look quite like Elvis, but Jacob has that same type of magnetism. He’s so charismatic, and girls go crazy around him, so I knew he could pull off playing this type of romantic icon. But we’re talking before we’ve even started filming, so I can’t get too deep into it.”

Let us know what you think!

*Cover image via A24

Written by: Farah Qistina

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