Fascinated with these conversations, once you had been initially approached with the script did you could have any apprehensions as a result of gravity of Elvis’ fanbase or had been you instantly onboard with Sofia’s imaginative and prescient?
Figuring out that it was going to be within the fingers of somebody like Sofia, somebody who brings a lot nuance to this story and care. Sofia took the time to ensure Priscilla felt comfy in the best way that we advised this story and that she felt represented nicely as a result of it is lengthy overdue for her facet of the story to be advised. Seeing Sofia go about it on this manner, gave me a whole lot of consolation.
I additionally felt enthusiastic about it. I grew up an Elvis fan with my household and grew up going to Graceland as a child. I believe it was simply kind of stunning to me that I did not know the opposite facet of it. Like I stated earlier than, we tried to tug again the curtain on these individuals and tried to deliver the human story out of it. We tried to indicate all of the lows but additionally the highs and I believe Sofia does it on this actually kind of stunning impressionistic manner. It is such as you enter this kind of dream, memory-type world, by no means staying on a beat too lengthy.
I knew that I trusted Sofia with every little thing, which was a pleasant feeling. You do not at all times get that each time you’re employed with a director however I knew she was gonna be delicate.