Sofia Coppola has revealed that Lana Del Rey was almost featured on the Priscilla soundtrack.
In a current interview with E! Information, the filmmaker mentioned, “We had been hoping she might do a music for it, nevertheless it didn’t work out with the timing.”
Coppola went on to share that she first realized about followers’ correlation between Del Rey and the King of Rock and Roll whereas filming Priscilla. She mentioned, “I’m studying that folks actually join Lana Del Rey and Priscilla and I didn’t understand that, however I received a number of requests with, ‘How is she gonna be part of the film?’”
Del Rey has been recognized to be a longtime fan of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, and even embodied Priscilla all through her music profession, usually sporting massive hair and overexaggerated eyeliner, which was common within the ’60s.
The “Younger and Lovely” singer has additionally referenced the music legend in a few of her lyrics, together with the road “Elvis is my daddy” in her music “Physique Electrical.” Her 2008 demo referred to as “Elvis” was additionally featured in Eugene Jarecki’s Elvis documentary, The King, which was launched in 2017.
Coppola added that she invited the Grammy-nominated singer to the premiere of Priscilla and although she couldn’t attend, the director is “excited for her to see it.”
The movie, based mostly on Priscilla’s memoir Elvis and Me, follows the love story between Elvis and Priscilla, informed from her perspective, from after they first met in 1959 to their later marriage. However the film doesn’t embrace music from the rock ‘n’ roll icon as a result of his property didn’t settle for Coppola’s provide for the rights to the music.
“They don’t like tasks that they haven’t originated, and so they’re protecting of their model,” Coppola informed The Hollywood Reporter earlier this yr. “However that made us be extra artistic.”
Priscilla, starring Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi, is presently enjoying in theaters.