Cailee Spaeny has admitted it was “absolutely surreal” watching her original movie Priscilla alongside Priscilla Presley on the Venice Movie Festival on Monday.
In Sofia Coppola’s movie, according to Priscilla’s 1985 memoir Elvis and Me, the 25-yr-ancient actress plays the titular character alongside Jacob Elordi as her onscreen husband Elvis Presley.
Cailee, Jacob, Sofia and Priscilla attended the field premiere of the movie in Italy on Monday night and the Mare of Easttown actress admitted it was “surreal” watching the movie next to the field she portrays.
“I think the thing that was most touching to me, additionally terrifying, (was) to be watching the movie with Priscilla Presley apt next to me,” she stated in an Instagram clip of an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “However on the finish, I think she felt in actuality moved by it. She regarded at me and he or she stated, ‘That was a huge performance,’ and that was the main time hearing that, which was – it’s apt been absolutely surreal.”
According to Diversity, the movie bought a seven-minute standing ovation after the premiere. Priscilla grew to develop into emotional over the reception and Sofia gave her a hug.
During the press conference earlier that day, Cailee instructed reporters that Priscilla was supportive during the manufacturing.
“It was very daunting, but I purchased very lucky to maintain some time with Priscilla and he or she was very generous with her time,” she acknowledged. “She was very kind to me and supportive and I think if I did not maintain that, I would maintain had a noteworthy more difficult time. That was my main source, and clearly the e book, but I purchased in actuality lucky that the actual person I was playing was additionally very supportive.”
Priscilla additionally instructed journalists that it was “very complicated” to glimpse the movie but “Sofia did an amazing job”.
The movie will likely be launched in the U.S. on 27 October.