Austin Butler’s voice coach defended his Elvis accent, after the actor baffled fans at the recent Golden Globes by continuing to speak in a famous King of Memphis sketch.
Erin Bartlett, who coached the 31-year-old star for his role as Elvis, has revealed why Butler sounds like the late star, and that his accent might stay “forever.”
What you saw in this Golden Globes speech is. Erin said on ABC’s Gold Coast on Monday, referring to Austin’s acceptance speech after he picked up his first Golden Globe award for his role in the music icon’s biopic.
“ It’s real! ”: Austin Butler’s voice coach Erin Bartlett has defended his accent on Elvis, after he baffled fans at the Golden Globes by continuing to speak at the famous King’s Match in Memphis.
I feel sorry for people saying that, you know, he’s still acting [but] It has already been taken [the voice of Presley] On board,” she said, adding that the change could be permanent: “I don’t know how long that will last, or if it will be there forever.”
Fans have been confused about the sound change since Elvis was filmed wrapping in March 2021, and the movie was released on June 24, 2022, but Erin Explain why Austin still looks like he did in the movie.
“Because of the COVID lockdowns he was working on it all the time and it’s hard to turn off something that I spent a lot of focus on [and] it is time.
‘It wasn’t worn’: ‘What I saw in the Golden Globes speech, that is it,’ Erin said in ABC’s Gold Coast show on Monday, referring to Austin’s acceptance speech after picking up his first Golden Globe award for his role in the music icon’s biopic.
forever? She added that the voice change may be permanent: “I don’t know how long that will last, or if it will be there forever”; Butler in a still from Elvis
You know, when he came to singing lessons, he wore a ’50s-style outfit. It will never be – and [director] Baz Luhrmann didn’t want him to be – an Elvis impersonator, that’s the last thing they wanted him to be. What they wanted was a real connection to the Elvis character and his story and that’s what Austin worked on.
As she explained her method of coaching in Austin: “I actually treated him as I would any other professional singer.”
Basically what I’m looking for is what their natural singing voice does. I remove all the effects someone puts on, and I say, “How does this natural sound?” And what works and what needs help in terms of reinforcement, in terms of support and flexibility and stamina, all of those things.
Confused: Fans have been confused about the voice change since filming Elvis in March 2021, but Erin explained: ‘It’s been working on it all the time and it’s hard to turn off something you’ve spent so much focus on. [and] time in
Famous Sound: The Jailhouse Rock hitmaker was known for his low Southern beat; Pictured circa 1956, while recording for RCA
When you have a creative voice like that, it’s really hard. It’s very easy to be an impersonator because what you’re doing is literally copying votes and the problem with that for someone like Austin is that it wouldn’t be sustainable.
She added, “The voice is basically muscular—we call high-level singers vocal athletes—it’s muscular, so they have to find efficiency and authenticity in their voice.”
Butler was thrilled when he picked up the award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his work in the 2022 film Elvis – but focus quickly shifted to his incredibly different voice.
“I just want to thank Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor,” the star tweeted before paying tribute to “Mama,” fans noticed he was still speaking in his Elvis-style Memphis from the movie, almost two years after filming ended.
Confused: Fans took to social media to express their thoughts after Austin’s acceptance speech left them baffled
Austin compared his accent to that of someone living in another country while speaking to reporters in the winners’ room after his big win.
I don’t even think about it. I don’t think I still like him, but I guess I didn’t notice because I hear him a lot. I think, I often liken it when someone has lived in another country for a long time, and I spent three years where that was my only focus in life, so I’m sure there are just parts of my DNA that will always be connected that way.”
Austin was so dedicated to perfecting his role as Elvis in the popular biopic released last summer that he didn’t see his family for three years while he prepared for the movie in Australia.
Production of Elvis was postponed in March 2020 when one of its stars, Tom Hanks, was diagnosed with COVID-19 and hospitalized.
when? One fan wrote: “Austin Butler’s voice is so brutal it can’t be real” while one fan wrote: “When will Austin Butler get his voice back to normal?”
When the pandemic began, Elvis Group was closed indefinitely. Butler declined an invitation to return home to Los Angeles and instead used the lockdown as an opportunity to immerse himself in all things Elvis.
Butler told Variety that during this time, Elvis would not only be “the only thing” he ever thought about, but would also speak in his own voice because “that’s what it takes”.
The actor is currently mourning the death of Elvis’ only child, daughter Lisa Marie Presley, who supported him at the Golden Globes before he passed away on January 12 from a heart attack at the age of 54.
I am forever grateful for the time I was lucky enough to be near her bright light and will forever cherish the quiet moments we shared. He said in a statement to E! News on Friday, January 13—one day after her death.
Mourning: Butler is currently mourning the death of Elvis’ only child, daughter Lisa Marie Presley, who supported him at the Golden Globes before his death on January 12 from a heart attack at the age of 54; Pictured is the 80th Golden Globe
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