Austin Butler Shares Weight Gain Journey to Mold into The Role Of Elvis Presley


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Austin Butler shares his diet for gaining weight to mold into the role of Elvis Presley. The actor has been nominated for the 2023 Academy award and even won the prestigious Golden Globe. However, behind these big achievements, there is a lot of hard work to be The King Of Rock & Roll.

Austin Butler Drank Microwaved Ice Cream and Ate Donuts to Gain Weight

The 31-year-old revealed a lot of facts in his recent appearance at Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast. He said, “Especially when I was trying to get the part before Baz really welcomed me on the journey, we were trying to figure out if I could play older Elvis. My agent actually told me, ‘They don’t know if you can play older Elvis, so I think you need to gain some weight.'”

Moreover, he revealed to take inspiration from Ryan Gosling. He said, “I’d heard that Ryan Gosling when he was going to do Lovely Bones microwaved Häagen-Dazs and would drink it, so I started doing that. I would go get two dozen doughnuts and I’d eat them all. I really started to pack on some pounds.”
The actor also revealed, “We were also planning on shooting chronologically at the beginning. That went out the window, especially with COVID and everything. It’s just impossible.”
However, Butler didn’t have the time to gain weight naturally because of his shooting schedule. He shared, “You’ve got to switch back and forth, vocally and physically. Initially, I thought we could take a break halfway through it. I can gain the weight for the later stuff. With the way that we shot it we weren’t able to do it, so we had to use different physical things.”


Eventually, he had to “body-adjustment suit” to play the legendary singer’s last days. Although it wasn’t natural he undoubtedly nailed the role.

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