It is easy to see why singer Lana Del Rey wants to play Priscilla Presley. If you look at photos of Lana next to photos of Priscilla when she was younger, they look almost identical! Reportedly, Lana really wants to break into the acting world and thinks her debut role should be in the new Elvis biopic. Recent news announced that director Baz Luhrmann cast Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in the upcoming film.
Now Baz is looking at potential actresses to portray Priscilla. Lana is making it clear to him and Hollywood that she is very interested in the role. According to Nylon, sources say that “Lana feels it’s a role she was born to play. She’s had her agent badgering Baz for months now, hoping to get her cast.”
Learn more about why Lana Del Rey wants the role so badly
She surely looks the part, so why has she not been cast yet? Baz reportedly is nervous about her lack of acting skills. He wants to make sure that every person in the cast is top-notch. If she has never acted before, we can see why he might be nervous about casting her. She would have a lot to learn and it is a huge role for her first acting credit.
The reported continued, “Baz is nervous because she hasn’t exactly proved her acting chops, but it’s her lifelong dream to break onto the big screen. She’s [Lana] been driving her friend [actress] Kristen Stewart crazy, badgering her for method acting tips at every opportunity.” Kristin will be starring in the upcoming remake of Charlie’s Angels.
What do you think? Check out one of Lana Del Rey’s music videos below (Warning: some foul language). She sure has a beautifully haunting voice, but no one really knows what her acting skills may be like. Do you think Lana should be cast as Priscilla or can you think of another actress that would be better suited for the role?