Moved by Elvis, Riley Keough explains why she didn’t want to star in her grandfather’s biopic

Moved by Elvis, Riley Keough explains why she didn't want to star in her grandfather's biopic
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Cannes, Day 5: A moving photocall for the two young directors
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Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough and Gina Gammell present War Pony
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Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough at the War Pony photocall
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Cannes, Day 5: The entire War Pony team poses for the photographers
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Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough, Ladainian Crazy Thunder and Gina Gammell during the photocall
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Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough and her actors climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals
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Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough on the red carpet
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Moved by Elvis, Riley Keough explains why she didn't want to star in her grandfather's biopic
Cannes, Day 5: A moving photocall for the two young directors
Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough and Gina Gammell present War Pony
Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough at the War Pony photocall
Cannes, Day 5: The entire War Pony team poses for the photographers
Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough, Ladainian Crazy Thunder and Gina Gammell during the photocall
Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough and her actors climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals
Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough on the red carpet

Cannes, Day 5: A moving photocall for the two young directors

Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough and Gina Gammell present War Pony

Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough at the War Pony photocall

Cannes, Day 5: The entire War Pony team poses for the photographers

Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough, Ladainian Crazy Thunder and Gina Gammell during the photocall

Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough and her actors climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals

Cannes, Day 5: Riley Keough on the red carpet

Yet the actress loves Moulin Rouge!, by Baz Luhrmann.

Last week, Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, revealed on Instagram to have seen and adored Elvisthe biopic of the singer directed by Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet). She thanked the Australian filmmaker while saying that comedian Austin Butler deserved to win an Oscar for his portrayal of the King. She finally added that she had seen the film with her children, including the actress Riley Keoughand specified that they had also been moved and proud in front of this feature film.

Now the actress Mad Max: Fury Road, Under The Silver Lake or The Devil, all the timetell to variety this “very moving experience” : “It’s a very intense film to watch when it’s about your family. From the first five minutes, you feel that Baz and Austin have managed to find the right way to tell his life story. All of this overwhelmed me with emotions “I started crying from those first five minutes, then I couldn’t stop. We have a common trauma in the family, which is transmitted from generation to generation and which is linked to his life.”

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Assuring that the filmmaker had managed to capture the“essence” of Elvis Presley, she adds that she could never have auditioned for this project, despite the fact that she loves Baz Luhrmann’s cinema: “The first time I said to myself, seeing a film at the cinema, that I wanted to become an actress, it was in front of Red Mill ! I was 12 years old and I was really honored when I learned that Baz was going to direct this biopic. Discover Romeo + Juliet and Red Mill !, at that age, it was very powerful. (but acting in the film), that would be too close. It was already intense to see, I didn’t want to play in it. That was never discussed, by the way. I believe there was a line not to cross and they all respected that.”

Now 32, Riley Keough was at Cannes film festivalthis weekend, to present his first production. war pony, which she filmed in collaboration with her producer, Gina Gammell, selected for Un Certain Regard, was screened to the public on Saturday May 21. The film invites viewers to the Pine Ridge Reservation, a territory in South Dakota marked by Native American militancy where the prospects for the future are uncertain. It follows the quest of two young men: Matho in a hurry to grow up from the height of his 12 years, and Bill, 23, who competes in creativity to lead his life as a young adult.

Elvis will also be unveiled as part of this 75th edition, on Wednesday 25th anniversary, out of competition. It will then be released on June 22 at the cinema.

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