Actor Reveals His First Crush and Shares Insights on Upcoming Film ‘Priscilla
Jacob Elordi, the talented 26-year-old actor, best known for his upcoming role as Elvis Presley in “Priscilla,” recently appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where he shared some intriguing insights about his life and career.
During his lively chat with Jimmy Fallon, Elordi took part in a game that involved recalling various “first” moments in his life. The highlight of the conversation came when Fallon inquired about his first celebrity crush. To the surprise of many, Elordi confessed, “Brad Pitt.” He further elaborated, referring to Brad Pitt’s iconic portrayal of Achilles in the 2004 epic war film “Troy.” Elordi couldn’t help but acknowledge Pitt’s undeniable charisma in the role.
Throughout the interview, Jacob Elordi revealed more “firsts” in his life, including his first concert, where he saw Eminem at the age of 14, his first experience making coffee in the morning, and his childhood aspiration to emulate the legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk.
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Elordi’s appearance on “The Tonight Show” was in promotion of his forthcoming film “Priscilla,” where he takes on the role of the legendary Elvis Presley. When asked about his familiarity with Elvis, Elordi humorously confessed that his earliest encounter with Elvis’s music was likely through the 2002 Disney animated film “Lilo & Stitch,” which features several songs by the iconic rock and roll legend.
“Priscilla,” set for release on November 3, delves into the profound relationship and marriage of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, portrayed by Cailee Spaeny, from 1959 to 1972. Elordi and Spaeny, who play the iconic couple, displayed their dedication to the project during a New York Film Festival press conference by humorously referring to themselves as “good study buddies.” They meticulously prepared for their roles, documenting key moments in the Presleys’ relationship.
Elordi was particularly impressed by Cailee Spaeny’s dedication to the role, noting that she had meticulously catalogued every detail to accurately portray the couple’s relationship. This level of commitment and preparation contributed to the film’s authentic representation of the Presleys’ life.
In addition to “Priscilla,” another of Jacob Elordi’s upcoming projects, “Saltburn,” is set for release in select theaters on November 17, with a wider release on November 22.