Austin Butler recounts that after his mother died, he would cry “every night”: ‘I’ve never known such agony.’

At The Hollywood Reporter’s Actor Roundtable discussion published recently, Austin Butler spoke up about the painful experience of losing his mother, Lori, in his early twenties.

The former Disney Channel actor, 31, admitted that he began filming a movie shortly after his mother’s death from cancer, adding that he would ‘tear up every night.’

The Elvis actor, nominated for a Golden Globe for his depiction of the King of Rock n’ Roll, also thanked his mother for supporting his profession, saying, ‘I owe her everything.’