"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)


"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)






Exclusive First Look at Elvis!

Plus, a behind-the-scenes peek at the CBS mini. February 09, 2005

IGN 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.

In related news, Entertainment Tonight paid a visit to Graceland this past weekend where they interviewed the stars of the miniseries.

The production filmed for a day at the Memphis estate of the late rocker; the rest of the production is being filmed in New Orleans.

ET's 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.

"There 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."

Rhys-Meyers 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)







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