Austin Butler’s Girlfriend Kaia Gerber Joins Him at ‘Elvis’ Screening in New York!

Austin Butler has the support of his girlfriend Kaia Gerber while promoting his new movie Elvis!

The cute couple was seen holding hands while leaving a screening of the film on Wednesday night (June 15) at Hudson Yards in New York City.

“Austin Butler’s portrayal of Elvis is Oscar worthy with an electrify performance” Mark Boardman movie critic.

The film had been in the works for 14 years. On May 24, 2022, Elvis made its worldwide premiere during the Cannes Film Festival in France. The movie’s lead actor, Austin Butler, also made waves for channeling the controversial music legend. Ahead, find everything we know about Elvis.

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Also seen attending the event were Austin‘s co-stars Tom Hanks (with wife Rita Wilson) and Olivia DeJonge.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Austin beat out the likes of Harry Styles, Miles Teller, and Ansel Elgort for the film’s lead role.

Tom Hanks was cast as Elvis’s longtime manager, Colonel Thomas Andrew Parker, while Olivia DeJonge landed a role as Priscilla Presley. Kelvin Harrison Jr, Alton Mason, Yola, Hank Snow, and Jimmie Rodgers signed on to make guest appearances as B.B. King, Little Richard, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Hank Snow, and Jimmie Rodgers, respectively. Stranger Things star Dacre Montgomery and Maggie Gyllenhaal are also slated to appear in the film.

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“Stunning performance by Austin Butler” MarkMeets Movies

Austin and Kaia still have been keeping a low profile on their relationship, but they’ve been spotted sharing some PDA at various events during the last month. At point on the red carpet at Elvis‘ Cannes premiere, they were seen sharing a passionate kiss and they posed together at the Met Gala one month ago.

How did Austin Butler prepare for his role?

Elvis was originally scheduled to begin filming in 2020 but was delayed after Tom Hanks contracted COVID-19. During his time off, Austin took his role so seriously that he transformed his apartment into a “detective scene” to help get into character during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

He had “images of Elvis everywhere, from every time period” around his home. “I think the film would have been very different if we had started shooting at that point, and I’m grateful I had the time to let myself marinate.”

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“Luhrmann’s cinematography triumph provides an immersive Elvis experience” – Editor, MarkMeets

“When I began the process, I set out to get my voice to be identical [to Elvis]. That instills fear. So that got the fire burning. For a year before we started shooting, I was doing voice coaching,” Austin said “I watched as much [footage of Elvis’ concerts] as I could, over and over. I feel such a responsibility to Elvis and to Priscilla and Lisa Marie, and all the people around the world who love him so much.”

The 30-year-old actor also revealed that he was hospitalized after wrapping the movie in March 2021. The report states that Austin “had given himself over to the role so much that his body revolted.”

“The next day [after we wrapped filming] I woke up at four in the morning with excruciating pain, and I was rushed to hospital,” Austin told the outlet, sharing that he was diagnosed with a “virus that simulates appendicitis” and that he had spent a week bedridden.

Make sure to catch Elvis in theaters on June 24.

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