Speaking to People, Butler broke down the interesting parallels between him and Elvis and offered some explanations for why they sound similar. He even detailed the meaningful relationship he shares with the Presley family, which culminated in his authentic portrayal of the legendary star.
Backstage at the busy awards ceremony, Butler told reporters he couldn’t hear Elvis in his own voice. However, he didn’t rule out the possibility that the performance stuck with him given how long he spent playing Elvis. “I often compare it to when someone lives in another country for a long time. I’ve had three years where that was my only focus, so I’m sure there’s bits of him in my DNA and I’ll always be connected to him.” Butler has been open about the special connection he has to Elvis the role has led. The acclaimed actor also expressed his gratitude and thanked the Presley family for their blessings and encouragement.
People notes that Butler previously addressed the vocal resemblance on his Saturday Night Live debut in December 2022. He claimed that while most believe his voice deepened after playing Elvis, he doesn’t think that’s the case. Butler then cheekily showed a video clip of his pitch appearing hysterically as a joke. This spirited example shows he is aware and proud of his connection to the global superstar.