In honor of the 45th anniversary of the death of the music icon Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley shares some brand-new details about the American singer.

In a recent interview, Priscilla Presley revealed that her ex-husband was not fond of the classic Elvis beach movies. She said in an interview, “He really wanted to do serious films.”

It was interesting to hear Priscilla discuss both the nature of Elvis’ legacy and her views on the new Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic, “Elvis,” which was released just a few months ago.

Priscilla shared her frustrations with the character Colonel Tom Parker, depicted in the movie by Tom Hanks as Elvis’ manager in the movie when asked about the most challenging part of watching the film.

The American actress revealed, “He [Parker] did not take Elvis where he wanted to be. And that was hard because I lived it. I lived the arguments they had. I lived Elvis trying to explain that he did not want to do all the movies with all the girls on the beaches. [So] living that with him, and watching the movie, brought back a lot of memories.”

Priscilla praised the fact that Luhrmann’s theatrical take on Elvis’s life brought back memories of the “Falling in love with you” singer as she watched the movie. She said, “I was a little concerned at first when I heard that [Baz] was doing the movie. And at the end, I went, ‘Wow. This is Elvis, truly.'”

Priscilla admitted to making peace with Elvis’ former manager, Parker, despite their past disputes over Elvis’ beach movies participation.

“There was the Colonel who was the manager, and there was the Colonel who was very sweet. There was the business side to him and the very gentle side to him when he was not working,” she added.

Continuing, “He had to live out what Elvis wanted him to do, which was [to] make him a million dollars. He wanted to live up to what he promised Elvis.”

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