Priscilla Presley dazzled in an elegant black sequined suit at the Elvis after-party at Stephanie Beach during the 75th annual Cannes film festival.
For the star-studded event on Wednesday, the ex-wife of the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, 77, looked exceptional as she posed for photos on the red carpet with one hand on her hip.
The mother-of-two wore her fiery red tresses in a sleek side ponytail and minimal accessorizes apart from a black leather shoulder bag.
Stunning: Priscilla Presley dazzled in an elegant black sequined suit at the Elvis after-party at Stephanie Beach during the 75th annual Cannes film festival
Priscilla was Elvis’ first wife, whose marriage lasted from 1967 to 1973 and produced their daughter Lisa Marie Presley, now 54.
Earlier in the day, she attended the premiere of the film at Cannes Film Festival in a brown silk dress adorned with intricate beading, and black high heels.
Previously, Austin compared Priscilla to ‘an angel’ when he met her in preparation for the role at Graceland.
Glamarous: For the star-studded event on Wednesday, the ex-wife of the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, 77, looked exceptional as she posed for photos on the red carpet with one hand on her hip
On seeing the actress for the first time, he said: ‘She looked like an angel. I walked down the hall with Baz afterwards with tears in my eyes.’
The film chronicles the life and career of Elvis from his early days as a child growing up in Mississippi to his ascent as a rock and roll icon and movie star, along with his complex relationship with his manager.
Baz Luhrmann served as the film’s director and co-screenwriter, along with Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce and Jeremy Donner, from a story he conceived with Donner.
Formerly married to an icon: To the premiere of the film at Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, she wore a brown silk dress adorned with intricate beading, and black high heels
King of rock and roll: Austin Butler showed that he certainly has the look of Elvis as he posed up a storm with Priscilla Presley on Wednesday at the premiere at Cannes Film Festival
Elvis – who sold over 1B records – received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018 and he’s been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.
Elvis died, age 42, in 1977 from cardiac arrhythmia due to a toxic reaction to codeine.
Austin recently noted that he ‘lost touch’ with his own personality while playing the eponymous character.
Dashing: He added an extra touch of class with a black bow tie, and a little blue and white flower in his lapel
Star-studded event: Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge were pictured with Presley and Butler at the screening
He told GQ Magazine: ‘You can lose touch with who you actually are, and I definitely had that when I finished Elvis – not knowing who I was.’
As well as the mental impact of playing Elvis, Austin also revealed he was bedridden for a week after falling unwell one day after wrapping up the filming in March 2021.
Austin said he was diagnosed with a virus that simulates appendicitis and said it was like his body shut down straight after filming.
He said: ‘I woke up at four in the morning with excruciating pain, and I was rushed to hospital.’
Much-anticipated: On Monday, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled the second trailer for Elvis – which will hit theatres on June 24
The actor also revealed he ‘got chills’ when he found out that Elvis lost his mom at the same age he did.
He said: ‘His mother passed away when he was 23, and my mom passed away when I was 23, so when I learned that, it was one of those things where I got chills, and I just thought, Okay, I can connect to that.’
To get into character, Austin thought about the animals that Elvis reminded him of, saying: ‘He has catlike things, sort of like when a lion looks out at the prairie.
‘There’s this quality of an alligator, when it comes up from underneath the water.’