Lisa Marie Presley accused Sofia Coppola of portraying her father as a ‘predator’ in ‘Priscilla’

Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, voiced her robust objections to the movie ‘Priscilla’ in emails despatched to its director, Sofia Coppola, earlier than her latest passing.

She criticized the movie for its portrayal of her father and expressed her concern about how the film depicted the connection between Elvis and her mom, Priscilla.

Photographs of Elvis Presley’s deserted non-public jet

Lisa Marie Presley hits out at Sofia Coppola

Within the emails from September of the earlier 12 months, Lisa Marie made it clear that she didn’t acknowledge her father within the script.

“My father solely comes throughout as a predator and manipulative,” she famous.

“As his daughter, I do not learn this and see any of my father on this character. I do not learn this and see my mom’s perspective of my father.

“I learn this and see your shockingly vengeful and contemptuous perspective and I do not perceive why.

“I will likely be pressured to be able the place I must brazenly say how I really feel in regards to the movie and go in opposition to you, my mom and this movie publicly.”

The main points of the ‘Priscilla’ film

‘Priscilla’ is a biographical movie primarily based on the memoirs of Priscilla Presley, Elvis‘s former spouse, titled ‘Elvis and Me’ (1985).

It has confronted criticism for its portrayal of the early phases of their relationship when Elvis was 24 and Priscilla was simply 14.

Lisa Marie was significantly involved about her mom’s portrayal and questioned why the movie was focusing on her household.

She hoped that Coppola, being the daughter of acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, would perceive the emotional impression of such a portrayal.

“I’m apprehensive that my mom is not seeing the nuance right here or realizing the way in which during which Elvis will likely be perceived when this film comes out,” she added.

“I really feel protecting over my mom who has spent her entire life elevating my father’s legacy.

“I’m apprehensive she would not perceive the intentions behind this movie or the end result it’ll have.

“I’d consider all folks that you’d perceive how this could really feel. Why are you coming for my dad and my household?”

Coppola, in response, expressed her hope that Lisa Marie would really feel in a different way upon seeing the completed movie and that she was trying to “honor” the Presley household via her work.

‘Priscilla’ was chosen for the Venice Movie Competition, the place its lead actress, Cailee Spaeny, acquired the Finest Actress award. The position of Elvis is portrayed by Jacob Elordi.

The movie is predicted to compete in numerous US awards ceremonies, together with the Academy Awards.

Notably, ‘Priscilla’ explores a distinct aspect of Elvis’s life in comparison with the movie ‘Elvis’ by Baz Luhrmann, which acquired a number of Oscar nominations however didn’t safe any wins final 12 months.

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