First Look at Elvis!
a behind-the-scenes peek at the CBS mini. February 09, 2005
behind-the-scenes video featurette includes interviews with
Rhys-Meyers, former Practice star Camryn Manheim who portrays
mom Gladys, and X-Files vet Robert Patrick who was cast as dad
Vernon. Rhys-Meyers stayed in character for most of his interview,
ostensibly so the Irish thesp can prove to American audiences
that he can drawl like a King.
FilmForce has the first official still photos from CBS'
forthcoming miniseries Elvis. The two photos seen below
show Bend It Like Beckham's Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as
young Elvis Presley during his early days at Sun Records
in Memphis, Tennessee.
related news, Entertainment Tonight paid a visit to
Graceland this past weekend where they interviewed the
stars of the miniseries.
production filmed for a day at the Memphis estate of
the late rocker; the rest of the production is being
filmed in New Orleans.
is a challenge in playing one of America's biggest icons,"
Rhys-Meyers advised ET. "Where does an Irish person get the
temerity to play Elvis Presley? When I told the people at
home that I was going to play Elvis, first I got a giggle
as if I was telling them a joke. Then when they found out
I was serious, there was a look of horror."
recalled then when the filmmakers "offered me the part and
then they wanted to see if I could really look like Elvis
Presley. ... So at 7 o'clock on a Monday morning, I found
myself at Shepperton Studios outside of London. I had no script,
so I had no lines. They blackened my hair
a little bit and put on some sideburns."
(News, Source: ign.com)