Austin Butler teaches Jimmy Fallon Elvis' iconic dance moves

Publish Date
Thursday, 23 June 2022, 1:56PM

After portraying Elvis Presley in the highly-anticipated biopic ELVIS, Austin Butler stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to rock his best impressions of the late star.

Speaking about his role as the legendary King of Rock and Roll, the actor admitted he is still all shook up over his starring role.

 

"I'm on Jimmy Fallon talking about playing Elvis Presley ... it just blows my mind," he told the audience.

During his appearance, Butler also took the audience through a few different impressions of the late singer — whose voice and mannerisms he studied extensively ahead of his portrayal in the Baz Luhrmann drama — from the years 1954 through 1972.

But the highlight of the interview came when the 30-year-old taught Fallon one of Elvis' iconic dance moves (skip forward to the nine-minute, 30-second mark to see).

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ELVIS will explore Presley's life at three different stages of his career.

The first, his discovery; the second, his 1968 comeback special; and finally, a recreation of backstage footage from the 1970 documentary Elvis: That’s The Way It Is.

The film - which was filmed in Queensland, Australia - will also document the iconic singer's complicated relationship with his longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who is portrayed by Tom Hanks.

Starring alongside Hanks and Butler will be Australian actress Olivia DeJonge in the role of the late singer’s wife, Priscilla.

ELVIS is in cinemas now.