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Is Austin Butler Related To Elvis Presley? The Connection Explained

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Are Austin Butler and Elvis Presley related to each other? Well, the former has always been a great fan of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Especially because of his immense likeness and also following him to be cast in the 2022 film, Elvis, some people started wondering if they share a biological relationship. 

Before getting into further discussion about the validity of the bond between Austin Butler and Elvis Presley, let’s learn about their respective prominence. 

Starting from the basics, Austin Butler is a versatile actor who is majorly known for his portrayal in The Shannara Chronicles. Some of Austin’s notable works include- The Dead Don’t Die, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Ruby & the Rockits, Life Unexpected, and The Carrie Diaries. You will be happy to know that Austin is set to release his next project, the war drama series, Masters of the Air. He has a couple of other projects too in his hands, Dune: Part Two and The Bikeriders

Well, Elvis Presley doesn’t need any introduction. He was one of the most iconic and legendary music artists, often known as, The King. Some of Elvis’ hit music works include- He Touched Me, Good Times, Moody Blue, Today, Harum Scarum, Speedway, etc. 

In the 2022 film, Elvis, we already saw Austin Butler playing the role of the legendary music artist, Elvis Presley. It seems like the casting has been done perfectly. If you are looking for whether Elvis Presley and Austin Butler are related, here is what we know. 

Is Austin Butler Related To Elvis Presley?

Austin Butler and Elvis Presley

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Are Austin Butler And Elvis Presley Related?

No. Austin Butler and Elvis Presley are not related to each other. In other words, we may say that they don’t have any blood connection in between.

Many fans wondered- why Austin Butler got the opportunity to play the role of Elvis Presley in the film. Well, the actor performed the cover of Elvis’ “Unchained Melody.” When the directors encountered the video, they decided and gave the role to Austin Butler. Even though there is no relation between them, Elvis and Austin reportedly had a heartbreaking connection. What is that? Both of them lost their mothers at the age of 23. The untimely death made the actor more emotional and inclined toward the King of Rock and Roll. On this note, Austin said, “When I learned about his mom… and knowing that we were the same age, that just hit me.” 

Elvis Presley was born in 1935. If he was alive today, he would be 88 years old. Whereas, Austin, born in 1991, is 31 years old, at present. The latter is in no way a part of the Presley family. Being a great fan doesn’t make you involved in one’s family. Isn’t it? 

After watching Elvis, fans claimed that Austin Butler has done a great job and surely made the King proud. It feels bad to see that Elvis Presley is no more alive but we remember him through his musical works. 

Is Austin Butler Related To Elvis Presley?

Elvis Presley and Austin Butler

It’s not easy to copy a legendary artist like Elvis Presley. Austin reportedly took three years to prepare himself for his role. Still, during an interview, the star shared that he doesn’t sound like him at all. The actor cracked a joke, saying, “I’m sure there are just pieces of my DNA that will always be linked in that way.”

Elvis Presley inspired several artists, including Austin, and that was pretty much visible, even during his interviews, when asked. 

Best Wishes to Austin Butler for the upcoming days of his life. It feels good to know that he has wonderfully performed and has been successful enough. You will be surprised to know that Austin didn’t even see his family for nearly three years while dedicating himself fully to the biopic. 

Also Read: Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens’ Relationship Timeline: Everything We Know

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Hey, I'm Srijita Saha. Writing has always been my hobby. I write articles on Asian entertainment, especially Kpop and Kdramas. Besides that, I also write about dating stuff and gossip. You can reach out to me at Gamsa-haeyo!

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