Austin Butler officially reveals what he did behind closed doors while filming “Elvis”

Austin Butler worked hard to portray Elvis Presley authentically in Baz Luhrmann’s film Elvis.

In a clip for this week’s episode of the Variety Awards Circuit podcast, the Oscar-nominated actor explained the lengths he went to creating the character.

Butler, 31, confessed that he had to gain weight to play the older version of Presley in the historical film, which follows the famed music icon’s rise to fame through several periods of his career.