Baz Luhrmann’s wife, costume and set designer Catherine Martin shares behind-the-scenes secrets from directing the highly anticipated Elvis biopic.
and Vogue Living July/August The four-time Oscar winner, 57, has revealed that she and Buzz, 59, have been given “unprecedented access to Graceland and its archives”.
Catherine said they wanted to recreate Graceland “as accurately as possible” to immerse audiences in the life of the King of Rock and Roll.
Inside: Baz Lurhmann’s wife Catherine Martin (pictured Thursday) shares behind-the-scenes secrets from the highly anticipated Elvis biopic in Vogue Living’s July/August issue
“As we put on white gloves and sifted through Elvis’ vast archives of life, we knew all too well how special this moment was,” Kathryn told Vogue Living.
Catherine, who won two Oscars for “Moulin Rouge”! and two from The Great Gatsby, who also revealed they visited Elvis’ birthplace and Memphis.
“It was very important for me and my team to be familiar with Elvis’ experience in the South. We visited Tupelo (the birthplace of Elvis) and Memphis, and also followed Elvis’ travel itinerary to absorb the topography of the landscape,” she said. Say.
Committed to their craft: The four-time Oscar winner, 57, revealed that she and Buzz, 59, were given “unprecedented access to Graceland and its archives”. Catherine said they wanted to rebuild Graceland (Elvis Presley’s mansion, pictured) “as accurately as possible”
First-hand: Catherine, won two Oscars for “Moulin Rouge”! and two from The Great Gatsby, also revealed they visited Elvis’ birthplace and Memphis. “Being familiar with Elvis’ Southern experience was very important to me and my team,” she said
Katherine’s comments came after Buzz revealed he was moved by Priscilla Presley’s praise for the biopic.
The filmmaker was emotional as she recalled Priscilla’s comments about the film – which features Austin Butler as king of rock – and described the film about her late ex-husband as “excellent” “.
Speaking at the film’s press conference, Buzz said: “No comments, no comments are more important to us than comments from the woman he’s married to.
Warm reception: Katherine’s comments come after Buzz revealed he was moved by Priscilla Presley’s praise for the biopic.Buzz pictured with Priscilla earlier this month
“She said: ‘If my husband were here today, he’d say, ‘Damn, you’re me'”…that’s the best comment I’ve ever seen.
Priscilla married Elvis in 1967 and later divorced in 1973, when she was 27 — just four years before his death.
Elvis died of a heart attack in 1977, leaving behind his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, now 54.
What a great movie: The filmmaker was emotional as she recalled Priscilla’s comments on the film – in which Austin Butler (pictured) is the king of rock and roll – will be about her Late ex-husband’s film described as ‘excellent’
The film stars Tom Hanks as Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who is notorious for tricking musical icons into getting a fair share of royalties from his songs.
But the actor believes his alter ego should be recognized for his role in making Elvis a superstar.
Tom said: “I’ve heard from a lot of people that he’s a delightful guy who lights up every room. Is he an insatiable liar? Yes, [but] He brings joy to everything he does. Just a little bit of theft.
At the film’s press conference, Buzz said, “No criticism, no criticism is more important to us than the woman who married him.” Pictured is Austin Butler playing Elvis in the film
Memories: Priscilla married Elvis Presley in 1967, then divorced in 1973, when she was 27—just four years before his death.Group photo on their wedding day
“Buzz said there would be no Elvis without Colonel Tom Parker and it was a completely symbiotic relationship.
“You have to praise him and see the reality that there are so many ways that Colonel Parker cheats people with five cents and a dime.”
The film tells the story of Elvis Presley’s journey from childhood poverty to global superstar status until his untimely death in 1977 at the age of 42, and the director wanted audiences to have an immersive experience while watching the film.
Moulin Rouge! The director said: “I hope audiences who don’t care about Elvis can feel what it’s like to be there (when he first performed). He was the original punk rocker.
Tragic loss: Elvis Presley died of a heart attack in 1977 at age 42