Lisa Marie Presley discusses the death of her son Benjamin while thinking on the film ‘Elvis’: ‘It breaks my heart,’ says the author.
Presley wrote of her late son, “It aches my heart that my son isn’t here to see it.” “I’m sure he would have enjoyed it as well.”
Lisa Marie Presley is still grieving the loss of her son, Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide at the age of 27 in July 2020.
In the nearly two years following Benjamin’s death, Presley has openly lamented his loss. Benjamin was Elvis Presley’s grandson. Presley shared an Instagram snapshot of the movie poster for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film “Elvis,” about her late father, and wrote an emotional statement in the caption commenting on the film and her ongoing sadness.
“I haven’t posted in a long time since there isn’t much to say,” she began her statement. “I am and will always be mourning the loss of my kid.”
“Navigating through this heinous pain has taken me whole. It has completely ruined and shattered my heart and soul into nearly nothing.” Apart from my other three children, I don’t have much time or attention left.”
Presley said that she has watched “Elvis” two times before of its June 24, 2022 release date, calling it “nothing short of fantastic.”
She went on to praise the main actor’s performance, saying, “Absolutely exquisite.” “Austin Butler beautifully channeled and portrayed my father’s heart and soul.”
His performance, in my humble opinion, is unprecedented, and it is FINALLY done accurately and politely.”
Presley continued her ode to the film by praising Luhrmann’s efforts on the story of her father.
“Throughout this magnificent video, you can feel and witness Baz’s true love, care, and respect for my father, and it is finally something that myself, my children, and their children can be proud of forever,” she wrote.
Presley wasn’t the only one in her family who was influenced by the film. Her children, 32-year-old actor Riley Keough and 13-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood, had also seen the film and had the same reaction.
“What moved me to tears as well was watching Riley and Harper, and later Finley, all three visibly overwhelmed in the best manner conceivable, and so filled with pride of their grandfather and his legacy in a level that I had not previously experienced,” Presley wrote. “It pains me that my son isn’t here to witness it.” “I’m sure he would have enjoyed it as well.”
Before thanking Luhrmann once more for his representation of her family, the singer stated that everyone connected with the film had “poured their hearts and souls into it.”
In a favorable Facebook post this month, Presley’s mother, Priscilla Presley, expressed her feelings about “Elvis.”
Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973, viewed the film alongside Jerry Schilling, a talent manager who worked with the “Jailhouse Rock” singer, in a private screening organized by Luhrmann.
She praised Luhrmann’s directorial and “unique artistic manner,” as well as Butler’s “excellent” performance.
“Jerry and I stared at each other halfway through the film and said WOW!!!,” she wrote. “Congratulations to him… He was well aware that he had enormous shoes to fill. He felt apprehensive about playing this role. “I can only speculate.”
“The story, as we all know, does not have a good ending,” the 76-year-old later remarked. But I believe you will gain a better understanding of Elvis’ journey thanks to a script written by a director who poured his heart, soul, and many hours into this picture.”