Austin Butler is becoming more and more like Elvis Presley as time passes.
The 31-year-old actor received the 2023 Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a drama for his eponymous role in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” on Tuesday.
Twitter couldn’t help but remark how his deep voice still sounds like the Mississippi-born King of Rock ‘n’ Roll as he accepted the Globe.
“I know nothing about Austin Butler, but does he ‘really’ talk like this #GoldenGlobes?” one spectator tweeted.
“Is Austin Butler going to sound like Elvis forever?” another person asked.
“Hot take: Austin Butler is a touch cringe,” someone else mocked.
hot take: austin butler is a little bit cringe
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“Austin Butler’s voice ain’t sounding like that on ‘The Carrie Diaries,'” one fan noted, referring to his 2013 CW series.
Butler’s voice has evolved dramatically since he performed in the 2022 musical biography “Elvis.”
He even made a joke about it while hosting “Saturday Night Live” last month.
“Some people think that ever since I played Elvis, my voice has changed,” he stated on the December 17 program. “It became deeper and more Elvis-like. But that is not the case. “This is how I’ve always sounded.”
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Elsewhere in his Globes acceptance speech, the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star thanked his peers, saying: “I just am so grateful right now. I’m in this room full of my heroes. Brad [Pitt], I love you. Quentin [Tarantino], I printed out the ‘Pulp Fiction’ script when I was 12. I cannot believe I’m here right now.”
He continued: “I just want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor. I want to also say to my fellow nominees, you have turned in the most beautiful, profound work, and I am so honored and proud to be listed among you.”
He concluded his speech by thanking Presley, who died in 1977. “You were an icon and a rebel. And I love you so much.”