Austin Butler (pictured in London) made a stunning confession about working with visionary director Baz Luhrmann on the musical biopic Elvis.

Austin Butler reveals director Baz Luhrmann ‘harassed’ him and made him cry while filming Elvis

Austin Butler reveals that director Baz Luhrmann “harassed” him and made him cry while filming Elvis: “I came home crying that night”

Austin Butler made a stunning confession about working with visionary director Baz Luhrmann on the musical biopic Elvis.

The American actor, 30, said Luhrmann, 59, “harassed” him and made him cry while recording some Elvis Presley’s songs for the film.

But Butler explained that it was to help him understand the scrutiny Presley faced early in his career.

Austin Butler (pictured in London) made a stunning confession about working with visionary director Baz Luhrmann on the musical biopic Elvis.

He had all the CEOs and everyone from RCA [the Nashville recording studio]who returned to the offices, brought them into the studio and went, “I want you all to sit facing Austin…” and tell them to tease me,” Butler told Vman.

“When we were filming this moment when Elvis first went up on stage and was teased by the audience, I knew what it felt like,” he explained.

I came home crying that night. I really did.’

The American actor, 30, said the 59-year-old Luhrmann (pictured in London on May 21) 'pissed him off' and made him cry while recording some Elvis Presley's songs for the film.

The American actor, 30, said the 59-year-old Luhrmann (pictured in London on May 21) ‘pissed him off’ and made him cry while recording some Elvis Presley’s songs for the film.

Butler said Leonardo DiCaprio, who worked with Luhrmann on Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, warned him that the Australian director would “push” him into the set.

Leo told me that “Buzz will always keep you off-balance, and he’ll pull things out of you that you didn’t even know existed inside of you,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“This is exactly the experience I’ve had.”

Butler said Leonardo DiCaprio (pictured in 2020), who worked with Luhrmann on Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, warned him that the Australian director would

Butler said Leonardo DiCaprio (pictured in 2020), who worked with Luhrmann on Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, warned him that the Australian director would “push” him into his situation.

Liu told me, "Buzz will constantly keep you balanced, and will pull things out of you that you didn't even know existed inside you."Tell Entertainment Weekly.  (Luhrmann and Butler filmed in Hollywood on June 21)

Leo told me that “Buzz will always keep you off-balance, and he’ll pull things out of you that you didn’t even know existed inside of you,” he told Entertainment Weekly. (Luhrmann and Butler filmed in Hollywood on June 21)

Elvis chronicles the life and career of the late king of rock and roll, from his early days as a kid growing up in Mississippi to his rise to stardom and his complicated relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Butler caused an Oscar uproar for his portrayal of Presley in the film.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted representatives of Luhrmann for comment.

Elvis chronicles the life and career of the late king of rock and roll, from his early days as a kid growing up in Mississippi to his rise to stardom and his complicated relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.  Butler caused an Oscar uproar for his portrayal of Presley

Elvis chronicles the life and career of the late king of rock and roll, from his early days as a kid growing up in Mississippi to his rise to stardom and his complicated relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Butler caused an Oscar uproar for his portrayal of Presley

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