Sofia Coppola's latest film Priscilla, which focuses on the marriage between Priscilla and Elvis Presley, is one of the most talked-about movies right now.
Especially because of the big deal that was Austin Butler's own preparation process for his Oscar-nominated turn as Elvis for last year's (wait for it) Elvis.
Austin's commitment to portraying Elvis was intense. He drank melted ice cream to gain weight for the role, didn't see his family for three years, and was hospitalized after filming wrapped because he forgot who he was. He also claimed that his Elvis voice was "in my DNA" after having spoken in it for so long.
Naturally, all eyes have been on Jacob when it comes to his own Elvis prep — and he certainly raised a few eyebrows when he recently revealed that his only knowledge of the late pop superstar prior to filming was through the Disney animated film Lilo & Stitch.
During a recent roundtable interview with Sofia and Priscilla costar Cailee Spaeny for Entertainment Weekly, Jacob went deeper into suiting up to play The King — and, suffice to say, it involved a lot of one of Elvis's favorite foods.
After Sofia mentioned that the real-life Priscilla “told us that Elvis liked really burned bacon,” Jacob revealed that he “averaged, like, a pound of bacon a day” while preparing for filming.
“It’s not that noticeable ’cause I’m quite long, but I was the biggest I’ve ever been," he claimed.
Jacob has also recently spoken out against being compared to Austin when it comes to role preparation. “I don’t know why people make art a blood sport,” he said, referring to the comparisons as "absurd."
But that didn't stop the internet from having opinions on this recent revelation:
Austin Butler: I will give years of my life away, changing my whole persona just to become Elvis. Jacob Elordi: I just ate a lot of bacon. https://t.co/6OlDoFKAbt
— Ben Chaney (@bmc_95) November 4, 2023
@bmc_95 / Via Twitter: @bmc_95
For this reason alone I hope his performance is better than Butler's. Method acting is dumb! https://t.co/JQsY5ly78J
— undeadboy (@daveisverygood) November 3, 2023
@daveisverygood / Via Twitter: @daveisverygood
So jacob elordi eating a pound of bacon everyday to be like elvis is not method acting🤣🤣 you clowns are biased hypocrites & no Jacob's performance is no where better...
— Rum Ruby (@Rumrubyy) November 4, 2023
@Rumrubyy / Via Twitter: @Rumrubyy
jacob elordi is just trolling austin butler at this point why i just hear him say he ate a pound of bacon a day to prep for the role of elvis
— k 🕸️ (@AFlNELINE) November 2, 2023
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Priscilla is currently playing in US theaters if you want to see it for yourself.