Lisa Marie Presley Says Her Late Son Benjamin 'Would Have Absolutely Loved' Elvis Movie: 'Exquisite'

Lisa Marie Presley Says Her Late Son Benjamin ‘Would Have Absolutely Loved’ Elvis Movie: ‘Exquisite’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MediaPunch/Shutterstock (10710847a) Lisa Marie Presley and Benjamin Presley Keough ‘The Elvis Experience’ Musical Production Premiere, The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Nevada, USA – April 23, 2015

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Lisa Marie Presley reflects on her late son Benjamin Keough while discussing the upcoming film about her late father Elvis Presley.

While posting on the new Elvis movie directed by Baz Luhrmann, Lisa Marie, 54, couldn’t help but remember her late son, who died in July 2020 of an apparent suicide at age 27.

Lisa Marie began her note on the film by explaining why she hadn’t been active on social media for a while: “There really isn’t much to say because I am and I will always cry the loss of my son.”

“Sailing through this hideous grief that completely destroyed and broke my heart and soul into almost nothing engulfed me whole,” she wrote in the Instagram post alongside the official movie poster.

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“Not much more than my other 3 kids gets my time and attention anymore,” she shared in her life update. ‘However, that being said, I want to take a moment to let you know that I have seen the Baz Luhrmann movie’Elvis‘ twice now, and let me tell you, it’s just spectacular.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Copetti/Photofab/Shutterstock (1531422c) Benjamin Presley Keough and Lisa Marie Presley Lisa Marie Presley and Benjamin Presley Keough at Mr Chow restaurant, London, Britain - January 09, 2012 Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie, her son and Elvis' grandson Benjamin Presley Keough pictured during a night out with family and friends at Mr Chow's restaurant in Knightsbridge.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Copetti/Photofab/Shutterstock (1531422c) Benjamin Presley Keough and Lisa Marie Presley Lisa Marie Presley and Benjamin Presley Keough at Mr Chow restaurant, London, Britain – January 09, 2012 Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie, her son and Elvis’ grandson Benjamin Presley Keough, pictured during a night out with family and friends at Mr Chow’s restaurant in Knightsbridge.

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Calling the film “absolutely exquisite”, Lisa Marie also praised the lead actor’s work, saying, “Austin Butler has channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully.”

“In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY performed with precision and respect,” she said before joking, she “will eat her foot” if Butler doesn’t get an Oscar for his performance in the film.

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“You can feel and witness Baz’s pure love, care and respect for my father throughout this wonderful film,” she explained. “And it’s finally something that myself, my children and their children can be proud of forever.”

“What also moved me to tears was watching Riley and Harper and then Finley, all 3 of them visibly overwhelmed in the best possible way, and so proud of their grandfather and his legacy in a way that I had never known before,” Lisa Marie continued.

Reflecting on the passing of her late son Benjamin, she added, “It breaks my heart that my son wasn’t here to see it. He would have loved it too.”

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“I can’t tell you enough how much I love this movie and I hope you love it too,” she wrote. “Everyone involved put their heart and soul into it, as their performances show.”

Expressing her gratitude to the film’s director, Lisa Marie added, “Baz, your absolute genius combined with your love and respect for my dad and this project is so beautiful and so inspiring.”

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“I know I’m repetitive, but I don’t care,” she said. “Thank you for setting the record straight in such a profoundly profound and artistic way. I love you.”

Last Friday, Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla Presley, revealed she was moved to tears after watching her daughter’s reaction to the film, which focuses on Elvis and his relationship with his manager, Colonel Parker.

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“I saw Elvis the movie, I’ve watched the trailer over a dozen times,” Priscilla, 76, began the caption to her post, alongside a trailer for the movie. “But the words I heard from my daughter about how much she loved the movie and that [her daughter] Riley [Keough] will love him too when she sees he brought tears.”

Noting that she “relived every moment of that movie,” Priscilla continued, “it took me a few days to get over the emotions like she did with Lisa.”

Elvis premieres June 24 in theaters and 45 days later on HBO Max.

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