Priscilla Presley praises Austin Butler in ‘Elvis’ biopic: ‘He had big shoes to fill'

Priscilla Presley, the ex-wife of Elvis Presley, has shared her thoughts on Elvis, the forthcoming film about the life of her husband.

Priscilla, 76, was shown the film in a private screening with Elvis’s friend Jerry Schilling, and took to Facebook to share her review.

“This story is about Elvis and Colonel Parker’s relationship,” she posted. “It is a true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered.”

“Halfway through the film, Jerry and I looked at each other and said WOW!!! Bravo to him … he knew he had big shoes to fill. He was extremely nervous playing this part. I can only imagine.”

Despite managing the career of the-then most famous singer in the world, Parker never gained American citizenship, and remained an illegal immigrant throughout his life.

Despite managing the career of the-then most famous singer in the world, Parker never gained American citizenship, and remained an illegal immigrant throughout his life.