Austin Butler reportedly ate microwaved ice cream for the role of Elvis.

According to this article, the Oscar-nominated actor was told he needed to gain weight for his role as “Elvis”.

Austin Butler confessed in a podcast for Variety that he used Ryan Gosling’s trick. “I heard that Ryan Gosling when he was going to do ‘The Lovely Bones,’ had microwaved Häagen-Dazs and would drink it,” said Butler. The experience, as described by the actor, was “fun” in the beginning, but later turned out to be “awful”. “So I started doing that. I would go get two dozen doughnuts and eat them all. I really started to pack on some pounds. It’s fun for a week, and then you feel awful about yourself. But we were planning on shooting chronologically in the beginning. That quickly went out the window with COVID. It was just impossible,” said Butler.

Austin Butler Elvis Oscar Nomination

The 31-year-old has won several awards, including a Golden Globe, for his leading role in Luhrmann’s 2022 movie “Elvis”. Butler said that the Oscar nomination for the role felt “surreal”.

In an interview, Butler mentioned that before the movie, he “never sang in front of anybody”.

Austin Butler Elvis Voice

Butler’s voice had to undergo massive changes for the role of “Elvis”. Many people called his Elvis voice “amusing” and wondered if it would remain permanent.

Austin Butler Vanessa Hudgens

Butler’s ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, also made comments on the actor’s voice.

The actor and High School Musical protagonist, Vanessa Hudgens, dated for almost a decade. After their break-up, Butler talked about the role of Elvis being mentioned to him by “a friend”. “So I was looking at Christmas lights, and there was an Elvis Christmas song on the radio. I was with a friend of mine and I was singing along, and my friend kind of looked over at me and goes, ‘You gotta play Elvis,’”, he said.

Later it was revealed that the friend was, in fact, his ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens.

Published by: HOLR Magazine.