Sofia Coppola Compares Priscilla Presley to Marie Antoinette

“She was going by all of the phases of younger womanhood in such an amplified world,” Coppola mentioned, evaluating Graceland to Versailles.

Certain, “Marie Antoinette” and “Priscilla” are set 200 years aside, however writer-director Sofia Coppola can’t assist however evaluate the 2 historic girls forward of her upcoming Priscilla Presley biopic.

Coppola’s 2006 movie “Marie Antoinette” starred Kirsten Dunst as the long-lasting royal who reigned amid the French Revolution. Now, the “Bling Ring” helmer adapts Priscilla’s 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me” with Cailee Spaeny (“Mare of Easttown”) and Jacob Elordi taking part in married couple Priscilla and Elvis. Priscilla serves as an govt producer of the movie.

“I’m excited to do one thing rooted in that Americana model for the primary time. And Priscilla is a quintessential glamor icon,” Coppola instructed Vogue. “I used to be simply so focused on Priscilla’s story and her perspective on what all of it felt prefer to develop up as a teen in Graceland. She was going by all of the phases of younger womanhood in such an amplified world — type of equally to Marie Antoinette.”

Coppola continued, “We’re making a low-budget movie. Not all the pieces might be fairly as epic because it was in Priscilla’s actual life, so we’ve got to recreate it in a artful means.”

Frequent Coppola collaborators together with cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd, costume designer Stacey Battat, editor Sarah Flack, and manufacturing designer Tamara Deverell additionally signed on to the interval piece. “Priscilla” is the third collaboration between Coppola and A24, following “On the Rocks” and “The Bling Ring.”

Coppola solid Spaeny within the function of Priscilla, spanning 12 years throughout ages 15 to 27. Elordi auditioned to play Elvis, with Coppola noting that she “solely watched one episode” of “Euphoria” together with her daughter and “it was just a little an excessive amount of.”

“He additionally performs an actual dick on that present,” Coppola mentioned of Elordi’s character. “However he’s so candy and humble as an individual. I believed no one was going to look fairly like Elvis, however Jacob has that very same sort of magnetism. He’s so charismatic and women go loopy round him, so I knew he might pull off taking part in any such romantic icon. However we’re speaking earlier than we’ve even began filming so I can’t get too deep into it.”

Coppola additionally thwarted any comparisons between “Priscilla” and Baz Luhrmann’s sweeping epic “Elvis,” with Austin Butler taking part in the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

“I feel Baz is so distinctive and his tackle that story was so artistic. However Priscilla is such a minor character in that movie so I by no means felt like I used to be treading on the identical territory,” Coppola mentioned. “I like that folks have been so into his movie about Elvis, and now in a number of years there’ll be one other movie about Priscilla. I feel it’ll be fascinating to have two utterly completely different interpretations of the identical occasions and time interval.”

She continued, “Priscilla is the actual focus of it. There are some features of Elvis’s profession included nevertheless it all form of performs out within the background of their relationship and her creating her identification. I cherished how Baz approached his story in a really collage-y means, however I’m glad it didn’t go into a lot of Priscilla’s story as a result of now I can actually dive deep.”

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