At a heartfelt Q&A in Las Vegas, Priscilla Presley delved into the King of Rock’s thoughts on fatherhood amidst his bustling career.
In an intimate glimpse into the life of the Presley family, Priscilla Presley has shared insights into why the legendary Elvis Presley was content with having just their daughter, Lisa Marie.
Amid the glitz of the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Priscilla, at 78 years young, captivated a 400-strong audience during a Q&A. She revealed the intricacies of her six-year marriage to the rock and roll titan, explaining Elvis’s decision against expanding their family post-Lisa Marie’s birth in 1968.
“Elvis juggled an intense schedule and often felt guilty for not being as present as he wanted during Lisa’s early years,” shared Priscilla. Before their separation in 1973, it became clear to them that Elvis’s tours and commitments meant he couldn’t split his focus further to include another child.
This personal revelation coincides with the spotlight returning to their romantic saga through the film ‘Priscilla,’ helmed by the acclaimed Sofia Coppola and showcased by A24. Drawing from Priscilla’s own memoir ‘Elvis and Me,’ the film revisits the origins of their relationship from their first encounter in West Germany, to the peaks and valleys that followed.
Cailee Spaeny, embodying Priscilla in the cinematic tribute alongside Jacob Elordi’s Elvis, opened up about the transformation process. With dedicated teams for hair, makeup, and wardrobe, Spaeny embraced Priscilla’s iconic aesthetic.
“The weight of the wigs, the precision in the makeup—it was like stepping into another skin,” Spaeny said. It wasn’t just about the external transformation; it was about capturing Priscilla’s essence, from the poise of her posture to the nuances of her personality.
Priscilla herself, despite the years, continues to be a subject of fascination and reverence. On her recent TalkTV interview with Piers Morgan, she expressed her wishes to be laid to rest at Graceland, alongside Elvis and other family members, honoring a connection that remains profound.
With Graceland as a resting place for the Presleys, including Elvis’ father Vernon, grandmother Minnie Mae, Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin, and where Elvis himself is interred, Priscilla’s desire adds another layer to the legacy that the family has built—a legacy steeped in love, music, and now, eternal remembrance.