The brand new trailer for “The Bikeriders” simply dropped, and with it got here the query: will we hear Austin Butler’s personal voice ever once more? Having simply shaken his notorious Elvis Presley drawl, the Sept. 6 teaser proved that previous habits die onerous for sure Oscar nominees. In his new position as Benny — the daring bad-boy of the fictional Vandals bike membership in Chicago — Butler tries his hand at a Midwestern accent. Abandoning any pleasant “you betchas,” he hardly ever speaks above a low growl, leaving costars Tom Hardy and Jodie Comer to cowl many of the lingual bases.
Butler beforehand forgot to cease talking just like the King of Rock n’ Roll lengthy after filming on “Elvis” wrapped in 2021. He advised Graham Norton that each one the discourse on social media initially made him really feel “self-conscious,” attributing the change in his voice to the singing he did for the film. Later, on the 2023 Golden Globes, he admitted it was onerous for him to tell apart between his personal voice and Elvis’s. “I am unable to actually mirror on it an excessive amount of. It is simply this course of — I do not know the distinction,” he stated. “I do not suppose I sound like him nonetheless, however I suppose [it must be] as a result of I hear it quite a bit.”
To be completely trustworthy, we’re not all that mad at this new Midwestern Butler. Though we now have but to listen to quite a lot of phrases from his unpredictable character (together with, “you’d should kill me to get this jacket off”), assuming the identical “course of” is at play, we’re ready to listen to this accent properly after “The Bikeriders” drops on Dec. 1. Learn on to search out out all the things else we learn about Butler’s upcoming look.