Austin Butler Records Ryan Seacrest’s New Voicemail & You Have to Listen
By Sierra Marquina
June 17, 2022
Austin Butler can't seem to shake his Elvis voice and we're more than OK with that. The heartthrob and talented actor, who portrays the legendary singer in the upcoming biopic, joined Ryan Seacrest on-air on Friday, June 17, and helped record Seacrest's new voicemail because if you've heard him talk, well, you get it.
"It's the biggest responsibility I could ever imagine," Butler shared of taking on the role. "...I would wake up going 'I’m playing Elvis Presley, this is insane!' But, honestly, that amount of responsibility woke me up every day at 3 or 4 in the morning with my heart pounding. … It was just obsession," he added of nailing the character. "... I would obsess about the way he used his voice."
"Will you do me a favor? I’m going to have you record my outgoing message," Seacrest asked. "I mean, are you kidding me? That's gold! Hey bro, that's going to help out in a lot of ways," Seacrest joked after Austin recorded the message. "I'm gonna call myself and not answer."
Listen back to the full interview above for more, including to hear the new voicemail and also learn how Butler got his start in the industry.
Catch Elvis out June 24th.