Many sharp-eared fans noticed that Butler, who won Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday for his stunning portrayal of Elvis, still sounded distinctly like the King. And some suspicious minds even theorized he was doing the voice on purpose.
People have made this observation in the past, saying that his post-“Elvis” voice sounds distinctly deeper than in roles and interviews he had prior to shooting the Baz Luhrmann film. Butler himself even poked fun at the speculation in his “Saturday Night Live” monologue last month.
Following his acceptance speech, Butler talked about his apparent vocal transformation in the press room.
“I don’t think I sound like him still, but I guess I must ’cause I hear it a lot,” he said in a video published by The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor then likened working on “Elvis” to living in another country for a long time.
“I had three years where that was my only focus in life, so I’m sure that there’s just pieces of my DNA that will always be linked in that way,” he said.