The 2023 Oscars are currently underway and celebrities are making their way to the red carpet looking as amazing as ever. However, one celebrity has caught fans’ eyes for not being able to get out of character. Austin Butler, who received a lot of praise for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in this biopic, seems to be having trouble letting go of the accent.
Fans took to Twitter to slam him for overusing the accent and went as far as calling the 31-year-old actor’s accent “cringe.”
“Is Austin Butler struggling to break character?” – Netizens on actor still talking in Elvis accent during Oscars 2023
Austin Butler rocked the champagne carpet in a sleek black velvet suit by Saint Laurent paired with a white button-up, a black bow tie, and black dress shoes during the 2023 award ceremony.
While in conversation with ABC, he opened up about being an Oscars nominee for Best Actor for his role in Elvis. He said that it feels like a dream and that he feels the need to pinch himself.
Fans took note of the actor still talking in his Elvis accent that he spent almost two years perfecting and they were not impressed by Austin still using it. Many fans took to Twitter to comment on it and some called it “cringe”.
A verified account @trinawatters hopes that if Austin takes home the award, he will drop the accent.
“If he wins, I hope the accent leaves him on stage like that scene in Ghost.”
More fans took to the social media platform to ask him to stop talking in the voice as “the Oscars campaign” is over.
Fans hope Austin Butler wins an award
While many were not fans of his accent on the champagne carpet, they believe he deserves to win an award for his portrayal of the musical legend, and took to the social media platform to express the same.
A fans said:
“I’m rooting for him. He was genuinely outstanding in that film, and he clearly has immense respect and passion for the industry and art.”
Stay tuned for more Oscars 2023 updates as the event progresses. The award ceremony is currently being aired on ABC.