Who Is Kelly Spaseny, Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla Presley, and What Does the Real Priscilla Have to Say?

if you ain’t got enough Elvis Presley And his story through Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning biopic starring Austin Butler — or if it didn’t live up to your expectations — Sofia Coppola has her own opinion.

However, while Baz Elvis focused on the King of Rock himself, Sofia’s upcoming film will focus on Priscilla Presley instead.

Officer priscilla, A24 movie doesn’t come out till October, But the fans got to see the first glimpse of the actress. cali spani as Priscilla (opposite Jacob Elordi as Elvis) in the first trailer released on Wednesday.

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Who is Kelly Spani?

Originally from Springfield, Missouri, born to parents Reza Spani And Mark SpaneyKelly, 24, grew up with an interest in acting, and participated in several plays through the Springfield Little Theater group, including starring as Dorothy in their version. the Wizard of Oz.

He got his first big break in 2018 in the big budget sci-fi action film pacific rim rebellion together john boyega And scott eastwoodand has since worked with A-listers in prestigious projects, including basis of sex Together felicity jones, justin therouxSam WatersoAnn, and Armie Hammer, and in easttown mare with Kate Winslet.

Kelly Spenny on her rising fame…

Although it’s been five years since Callie landed her first major role, She admits that she is still adjusting to Hollywood.

“I was 18 when I got my first role and now I would say I could have waited for a few more years. But films are my home and I think in these times with social media it is very important for any young girl. Its difficult.” Glass magazine in 2021.

Kelly Spaney at the 'On the Basis of Sex' premiere and opening ceremony during AFI Fest, Los Angeles, USA - November 08, 2018© Getty
The actress at the premiere of On the Basis of Sex in 2018

Speaking with Vogue about glitzy events and red carpet appearances, she said: “I feel like I’m only in it for a second! It still blows my mind that part of my job is to walk around carpets wearing pretty clothes,” Adding: “I come from a very large family, so there was a lot of vintage clothes and shopping at vintage stores and always trying to save money. What is style and what does it mean and what does it say.”

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Still, she knows what she wants from her career, and also told Glass: “One of my goals is to do the exact opposite of what I’ve done for my next role, I’m challenging. I want to push.” myself,” and explained: “I really feel a sense of relief when I get to play a character who is who I am because I feel that once it starts bleeding into Callie, that’s it for me. Gets a little muddy.”

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Priscilla and Elvis married in 1967

What does Sofia Coppola say about her Priscilla biopic and Baz Luhrmann’s biopic on Elvis?

sophia has Nothing but praise for fellow director Baaz and his film, Despite the similarities and timing, and maintained the two films have very different focuses and approaches.

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She told Vogue, “I loved how Baz approached her story in a very collage-y way, but I’m glad it didn’t go much into Priscilla’s story because now I can really dive deep.”

She explained: “I think Baz is very unique and his take on that story was so creative. But Priscilla is such a minor character in that movie so I never felt like I was treading the same territory,” she continued. : “I think it would be interesting to have two completely different interpretations of the same event and time period.”

Harper Vivian Ann Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, Riley Keough and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood attend the Handprint Ceremony Honoring Three Generations of Presley at TCL Chinese Theater on June 21, 2022 in Hollywood, California.© Getty
The Presley women were part of the press roll-out of Baz’s film.

Has Priscilla Presley Backed Sofia Coppola’s Film About Her?

Although Priscilla has yet to publicly comment on the upcoming biopic, It is based on his 1985 best-selling memoir elvis and me, Which gave a never-before-seen insight into the former couple’s legendary (though controversial) 14-year romance.

Although his involvement, if any, is unclear, he reportedly received a significant payment for the rights to his book.