Austin Butler Says That He’s Getting Rid Of His Elvis Accent
Oscar nominee and Vanessa Hudgen’s best friend, Austin Butler, is getting rave reviews and ovations for his performance in Elvis. He’s already won a Golden Globe, so now he’s got to campaign campaign CAMPAIGN to win the fight against Brendan Fraser, Colin Farrell, Bill Nighy, and Paul Mescal. We already heard from Austin’s singing coach that he probably shook up his vocal cords with his Elvis voice so much that it might stick with him FOREVER. And now Austin’s talking, and well, Elvis (or his accent, anyway) will be leaving the building (Austin’s vocal cords) soon.
While on The Graham Norton Show last night, Austin said that he’s “getting rid of the accent” but went on to talk more about how all his Elvis singing probably fucked up his vocal cords and that his voice changes depending on who he’s talking to:
So if Austin’s accent really is leaving, then Vanessa Hudgens will have to find a new way to troll him. And it doesn’t seem like Austin’s Elvis accent made its way to Arrakis. Austin is part of the cast of Dune: Part II, which was filmed late last year. His co-star, Dave Bautista, says that he’s actually got his boring-ass voice back. Also, don’t make fun of Austin because he’s super scary! via Variety:
Austin Butler’s Elvis voice has taken awards season by storm, but don’t expect Elvis’ deep, sultry drawl to make its way onto Arrakis. “Dune” star Dave Bautista confirmed to USA Today that Butler sounds nothing like himself or Elvis in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Dune: Part Two.” Butler is joining the franchise in the sequel as Feyd-Rautha, the evil nephew of Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) who is his family’s planned successor on Arrakis. Feyd-Rautha is also the brother of Bautista’s character, the sadistic Glossu Rabban.
“He’s just the sweetest guy you’ll ever meet,” Bautista said of Butler, who is currently Oscar-nominated for his “Elvis” performance. “I don’t know who this guy was, but it’s not Austin Butler. It’s not Elvis. His voice is different, his look is different. Everything about his demeanor is terrifying.”
I’ve got to hand it to the would-be Elvis’s PR team. They got the biggest, strongest dude on set to publicly declare that the guy from the CW’s Arrow intimidates him. Not only are they scrubbing the story of Austin’s incredible disappearing accent, but they’re also subtly threatening the other Oscar nominees. Paul Mescal better watch out. There’s only room for one late 20s-early 30s pretty boy in the Best Actor category. If anyone else takes the win, Austin’s coming for you!