Cailee Spaeny Jokes She and Jacob Elordi Were ‘Good Study Buddies’ When Researching for Priscilla

 Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi attend a red carpet for the movie "Priscilla" at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 04, 2023 in Venice, Italy.
Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi on Sept. 4, 2023.Photograph:

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Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi did their Presley homework.

As Spaeny, 25, and Elordi, 26, spoke at a New York Movie Pageant press convention for Sofia Coppola‘s new film Priscilla Friday, they stated they put their brains collectively to maintain observe of the timeline of Elvis Presley‘s relationship with Priscilla Presley because the movie weaves out and in between 1959 and 1973.

“There isn’t a hole in Cailee’s efficiency,” Elordi stated when requested how the actors approached moments the place vital time passes inside moments within the film. “I might go [on set] — and I am pretty properly ready performer — and I might say, ‘What yr is that this?’ And he or she would pull out a script and she or he had each single factor catalogued to the yr. So any in-between, Kaylee would know precisely what had occurred in these kind of suggestive blanks.”

“We had been good research buddies,” Spaeny joked. “We might be like, ‘This [scene] is trying like ’65!’ ”

Elordi added that he and Spaeny “had been fairly dorky about the entire thing.”

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Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny in Priscilla.

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“I kind of constructed Elvis and Cailee constructed Priscilla [as characters], and I feel we form of met within the center on these gaps to the place we we had our personal language of all the timeline, not simply what was proven on display screen,” he stated.

Priscilla tracks the well-known couple’s relationship from when Elvis and Priscilla, now 78, first met in Germany to Priscilla’s choice to divorce the music icon within the early ’70s. Alongside the way in which, the couple had one daughter, the late Lisa Marie Presley.

Spaeny, who beforehand appeared in 2018’s On the Foundation of Intercourse and 2021’s How It Ends, informed reporters that Priscilla “was very gracious together with her time” after they first met to the focus on the position, which changed into a four-hour dialog.

“For her to take that point and actually undergo the story and relive all the pieces once more with me, and I actually tried to verify it did not really feel like I used to be attempting to [interrogate her] or one thing,” Spaeny stated. “I simply tried to take a seat again and see how a lot she felt comfy telling me.”

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Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla Presley in ‘Priscilla’.

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“However simply being in entrance of her and in her presence was so informative in how I attempted to do my very own model of her story,” she added. “She’s a girl from a special time, a special technology. She’s American royalty, actually. So the way in which she holds herself now and in [preparing], all of the mannerisms and the way she speaks and the way she goes about life is essential.”

Priscilla is in theaters Nov. 3.

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