He recently wrapped filming on the upcoming Elvis biopic which sees him take on the role of the King of Rock and Roll.
And Austin Butler left fans wondering if he had remained in character as they were shocked to hear how deep his voice was when he gave interviews at the Met Gala on Monday night.
The singer was promoting the film at the Gala, walking the red carpet on the arm of Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Anne Presley who recently praised his portrayal of her late ex as’ outstanding ‘.
‘What the hell happened to his voice?’: Austin Butler baffled with his accent at the Met Gala on Monday as fans questioned if he’d stayed in character for his upcoming Elvis biopic
While Austin’s voice did not seem particularly deeper than it had been in his 2016 movie Yoga Hosers, there did appear to be a slight change in accent.
Taking to Twitter, many fans admitted they hadn’t heard the 30-year-old actor speak in interviews before so had been taken aback by his deep accent, while others were left convinced he’d picked up a Southern drawl from playing the singer .
Shocked fans penned: ‘Yo this definitely was not Austin Butler’s voice pre-Elvis? Or am I tweaking ‘; ‘idk what i expected austin butler to sound like but that was definitely not it’; ‘his voice had me’; ‘I’m still thinking about austin butler’s voice. goodnight. ‘
‘Is it just me or was austin butler doing his Elvis voice #MetGala’; ‘Is Austin butler going to do a weird semi-Elvis voice while promoting this movie’. ‘; ‘what the hell happened to austin butler’s voice, holy f ** k’; ‘idk where austin butler found that voice at but i like it’;
One to watch: He recently wrapped filming on the upcoming Elvis biopic which sees him take on the role of the King of Rock and Roll
‘ain’t no way that’s austin butler’s voice’; ‘I’ve never heard Austin Butler talk in my life until now outside of his acting roles and wow, that’s not what I expected his voice to sound like’; ‘austin butler has a deep voice ?? i- i just found out ?? hello ?? good evening austin butler i’m free on wednesday ‘;
‘Wait. Is that how Austin Butler really sounds? Like … that’s his actual voice? Maybe it really is giving Elvis. #MetGala ‘; ‘Did Austin Butler do some extreme method acting for Elvis because his voice definitely has changed’; ‘austin butlers outfit, energy, face and voice have a chokehold on me #MetGala #austinbutler # Elvis2022’;
‘I’m not okay with how deep austin butler’s voice is #MetGala’; ‘Oh so this is not just a gimmick for Austin Butler. Lol that voice! ‘; ‘WHEN DID AUSTIN BUTLER’S VOICE GET SO DEEP’; ‘austin butler voice always sounded like that?’ [sic].
Changing things up: While Austin’s voice did not seem particularly deeper than it had been in his 2016 movie Yoga Hosers, there did appear to be a slight change in accent
Austin began filming Elvis in 2020 although production was later halted due to the Covid pandemic.
The film chronicles the life and career of Elvis Presley, from his early days as a child to becoming a rock and roll and movie star, as well as his complex relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker (played by Tom Hanks).
The biopic also stars DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, Dacre Montgomery as Steve Binder, who directed Elvis’ infamous 1968 comeback special and Luke Bracey as Jerry Schilling, a talent manager and member of the Memphis Mafia.
The cast also includes Kodi Smit-McPhee as country music legend Jimmie Rodgers, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as blues legend BB King and Richard Roxburgh as Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley.
Shock: Taking to Twitter, many fans admitted they hadn’t heard the 30-year-old actor speak in interviews before so had been taken aback by his deep accent
In December, director Baz Luhrmann had nothing but praise for Austin as he weighed in on his portrayal of Presley for the first time.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the 59-year-old said he was very impressed with Butler’s portrayal of the legendary singer and feels like his performance will put him on the map.
‘I’m not going to make Austin anything,’ he said when asked if the film would turn him into a mega star.
Two’s company: The singer was promoting the film at the Gala, walking the red carpet on the arm of Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Anne Presley who recently praised his portrayal of her late ex
Completely transformed: The Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood star has proved to be a dead ringer for the All Shook Up hitmaker (Elvis is pictured right in 1977)
‘Austin is going to make himself a superstar, he is phenomenal in the movie. I do not usually say anything about the performances in my movies but he is phenomenal. ‘
Explaining how he took on the role, Austin revealed: ‘I think I had a long time to study. We had about six months before I was cast just to play. I watched as much as I could, over and over and over. ‘
Elvis will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this month and is scheduled for a theatrical release in Australia on June 22 and in the United States on June 24.
Cute couple: Austin was also seen posing on the Met Gala red carpet with girlfriend Kaia Gerber