The Elvis actor revealed that he wanted some skilled assist to eliminate the music legend’s accent earlier than capturing his new TV present, Masters of the Air, premiering on Apple TV+ Jan. 26.
“I had a dialect coach simply to assist me not sound like Elvis,” Butler admitted in a Jan. 24 look on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “It was a complete factor.”
In truth, the Golden Globe winner needed to put in additional work than merely dropping the accent, contemplating he practiced technique appearing for 3 years to arrange for his titular position within the 2022 Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic.
“I used to be simply making an attempt to recollect who I used to be,” Butler continued. “I used to be making an attempt to recollect what I favored to do. All I thought of was Elvis for 3 years.”
Butler credited his Elvis costar Tom Hanks with convincing him to dive head-first into taking part in Main Gale Cleven in Masters of the Air, a World Warfare II drama collection that additionally stars Callum Turner and Barry Keoghan.