December 4 is a date that many wait for, because Sofia Coppola’s film ‘Priscilla’ will finally hit theaters which portrays one of the most turbulent and talked about love relationships in the world of music and entertainment: that of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley.
Being one of the most relevant figures in the world of music, many people already want to know the film that shows the relationship between Elvis and Priscillaalthough now from the point of view of the now ex-wife of ‘King of rock & roll’.
Lisa Marie Presley called out Sofia Coppola for the ‘Priscilla’ movie
It is worth mentioning that expectations for the film are high, especially after his ovation at the Venice Film Festival. However, Not everyone liked the American filmmaker’s project. and such was the case of Lisa Marie Presley herself, daughter of Elvis.
The Variety portal announced that Months before she died, Lisa Marie Presley sent two emails to Sofia Coppola to tell him that he was against the movie Priscillabecause he considered that it made Elvis Presley look like “a predator and a manipulator.”
Elvis Presley’s daughter did not agree with how the singer was portrayed in the film
“My father only appears as a predator and a manipulator. As his daughter, I do not see my father represented in the script (…) After reading it, I see an outrageously vindictive and contemptuous perspective, But I do not understand why”wrote Lisa Marie Presley in one of her messages to Coppola in September of last year.
Lisa Marie Presley also asked Coppola to rethink the vision he would give her father.as well as the way in which he portrayed his relationship with Priscilla Presley, author of the book ‘Elvis And Me’ on which the screenwriter’s film is based.
Lisa Marie Presley even threatened Sofia Coppola and Priscilla Presley
“I will have to say what I feel about the film and go against you and my mother publicly” The daughter of the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ threatened the director, who replied that she hoped she liked the film since her only intention was to honor her family.
As reported with Variety, Lisa Marie was not happy with the response and reproached Sofia Coppola for attacking her father and his familysince he assured that he was only worried about how Priscilla was going to feel once the film was released and the world had a different perception of Elvis.
Although the singer died in 2023 and could not formally make her claim
“Why are you coming for my father and my family? (…) I thought that of all people, you would know how to understand how it would feel if it happened to you”Elvis Presley’s daughter said in emails cited by Variety about the threat that Lisa Marie could no longer carry out.
And as you will remember, In January of this year, the singer and daughter of Elvis Presley died at the age of 54. due to cardiac arrest following a small intestine obstruction that led her to be hospitalized in the city of Calabasas in Los Angeles.