Jonathon Rhys-Meyers as Elvis
What did you guys think of this? I thought the casting was great except for Priscilla and Ann Margaret. Rhys-Meyers impressed me as as did Camryn Manheim as Mama and Randy Quaid as the Colonel. The last scene of th 68' comeback special featured my favorite Elvis song "If I Can Dream". Every time I hear this I get chills...I LOVE this song! My only complaint is that Rhys-Meyers is a little scrawny to play Elvis...even the thin Elvis.
I found this in an article about the mini-series
"He has the physical look and the style that embodies Elvis, both the sweetness and the sex appeal. Obese Presley died in 1977 from a heart attack. He was 42."
Does this mean that thin Elvis is still alive?
That explains it...I was sure I saw Thin Elvis buying Fudgsicles at the local
I didn't watch the show, but the still shots of the Irish actor really did seem to capture the essence of Elvis.
The trouble with Priscilla is that even Priscilla doesn't look like Priscilla anymore....she was so-o-o beautiful just a few years ago and aging with grace. I think she should sue her plastic surgeon.
I taped the second part last night and haven't watched it, so I can't comment on Priscilla and Ann-Margret. However, I thought Rhys-Meyers did a great job as Elvis. He is a little thin, but has the rest of the look down pat. Quaid did a good job as usual.
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For being from the U.K., he did a good southern "Elvis" accent. Camryn Manheim deserves an emmy for her portrayal of his mother. And I'm not even a big fan of hers. At first, I didn't even realize it was her.
Sometimes he wouldn't look like Elvis at all and then all of a sudden it would be like he channelling him. It was freaky. lol
It's kinda funny, I have a Great-Uncle Elvis who lives in Roswell N.M. "Alien country"
Originally Posted by CzarinaAnya
He is not from the UK. He is from Ireland, which is a separate and an independent country from the United Kingdom.
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