Austin Butler’s “Elvis” voice may last forever

Austin Butler has firmly held onto Elvis Presley's signature Southern twang — and his voice coach says it could be a permanent thing.

Butler stayed in character 24/7 while filming “Elvis”

After starring in the 2022 biopic “Elvis,” fans noticed that he still sounded a lot like the King long after filming wrapped. *“I lived this for two years. I put the rest of my life on pause. So, you can’t help but it becomes a part of your daily life, you know ? So, I definitely know my voice slips into it at times”*, said Austin Butler during the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. 

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In fact, many pointed it out during his acceptance speech at this year's Golden Globes. *“I feel sorry people are saying that it’s still acting, [but] he’s actually taken [the voice] on board,”* said his voice coach Irene Bartlett. *“I don’t know how long that will last, or if it’s going to be there forever.”*

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Butler reportedly stayed in character 24/7 while filming “Elvis,” which Bartlett explained is making it *"difficult to switch off.”* Butler's ex of 8 years, Vanessa Hudgens, also joined in on the conversation via Instagram. A fan posted a screenshot of an article about Butler's *"genuine"* Elvis accent being here to stay with the caption, *"He went to the Lady Gaga school of Oscar campaign acting."* Hudgens’ response? *"Crying."*

Elvis Presley was an American singer, musician, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King." Presley began his career as a musician in the mid-1950s and quickly rose to fame with a string of hit records, including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," and "Jailhouse Rock." In addition to his music career, he also appeared in a number of films and television shows throughout his life. Presley died in 1977 at the age of 42.

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