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Priscilla Presley delivers verdict to Baz Luhrmann over his new blockbuster Elvis biopic

Director Baz Luhrmann Reveals What Priscilla Presley REALLY Thought Of His Blockbuster Elvis Biopic: ‘She Was Very Emotional’

Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of Elvis Presley, has given her verdict on the new epic biopic about her life with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

And filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, 59, has revealed he can now breathe a sigh of relief after the actor and entrepreneur gave him the thumbs up.

The outspoken director and showman told news.com.au that he was not in the room while Priscilla, 77, watched the $200 million blockbuster.

Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of Elvis Presley has finally given her verdict on the new epic biopic about her life with the King of Rock 'n' Roll.  Pictured: Priscilla Presley and Elvis' director Baz Luhrmann, who said he was very nervous about showing his film to Priscilla

Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of Elvis Presley has finally given her verdict on the new epic biopic about her life with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Pictured: Priscilla Presley and Elvis’ director Baz Luhrmann, who said he was very nervous about showing his film to Priscilla

He said Priscilla gave her written permission a few days later.

†[Priscilla] wrote to me a few days later and she said, “Oh my god, my whole life, every breath, every movement. If my husband were here he would say to Austin [Butler]”Hot damn, you’re me!” said the director.

Baz went on to describe seeing Priscilla in person after seeing the film.

“She was very emotional.  She looked up and went something like, "I can't place it-"†  I thought she would say

“She was very emotional. She looked up and said something like, “I can’t take it-“. I thought she would say “words,” but she said, “I can’t put any value on that,” he said.

Memories: Priscilla married Elvis in 1967, and later divorced in 1973, when she was 27 — and just four years before his death.  In the photo on their wedding day

Memories: Priscilla married Elvis in 1967, and later divorced in 1973, when she was 27 — and just four years before his death. Pictured on their wedding day

“She was very emotional. She looked up and said something like, “I can’t take it-“. I thought she would say ‘words’, but she said, ‘I can’t put any value on that.”

“It’s a more humanized version of her father turned wallpaper. That makes sense to me,” he added.

Priscilla married Elvis in 1967, and later divorced in 1973, when she was 27 — and just four years before his death.

A year later, they welcomed their first child, Lisa Marie.

“It's a more humanized version of her father turned wallpaper.  That makes sense to me,

“It’s a more humanized version of her father turned wallpaper. That makes sense to me,” Baz said. Austin Butler is portrayed as Elvis in the movie

In the film, Priscilla is played by Australian star Olivia DeJong (center).  Oscar great Tom Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis' manager

In the film, Priscilla is played by Australian star Olivia DeJong (center). Oscar great Tom Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager

Elvis the film, covers poverty-stricken rock legends to early fame and his romance with teenage Priscilla.

It ends with the superstar’s untimely death at age only 42 in 1977.

Luhrmann recently shared that Lisa Marie agreed with her mother’s verdict on the new biopic, telling the director she was deeply moved after seeing it.

In the film, Priscilla is played by Australian star Olivia DeJong. Oscar great Tom Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager.

Luhrmann recently shared that Lisa Marie agreed with her mother's verdict and told the director she was deeply moved after seeing the film.  Pictured: Priscilla, Austin, Riley Keough, granddaughter of Priscilla and Elvis, and Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla

Luhrmann recently shared that Lisa Marie agreed with her mother’s verdict and told the director she was deeply moved after seeing the film. Pictured: Priscilla, Austin, Riley Keough, granddaughter of Priscilla and Elvis, and Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla

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