Austin Butler is teaching Jimmy Fallon how to “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”
The actor, 30, walked the 47-year-old talk show host through some of Elvis Presley’s most iconic moves on Wednesday.
“I call this the side one,” Butler began the lesson during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
The “Carrie Diaries” alum, who plays the late singer in an upcoming biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann, explained to Fallon that he needed to move one arm “like a windmill” while leaving the other down “like holding a cane.”
“That’s right,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum said as he imitated Butler’s moves. “He’s the best.”
When they were done dancing, Butler got candid about his experience playing the King of Rock, who died in 1977 at age 42.
“Elvis … didn’t do choreography in the way that Michael [Jackson] did,” Butler explained during the interview. “It was all the music moving him.”
He added, “Obviously there are signature things that he did that you have to be specific about, but it was all about the way that the music moved him.”
The conversation came one week after Butler told Elle Australia that he was struggling the shake off Presley’s iconic Southern twang, causing fans to point out a drastic change in his normal speaking voice.
“I didn’t do anything else for two years, that’s such a large chunk of life. I’m not surprised that it clicks in,” he told the magazine at the time, calling himself a “shy person.”
“You spend so much time obsessing about one thing, and it really is like muscular habits, your mouth can change,” he continued. “It’s pretty amazing. I know that I’m constantly changing.”
Butler joked, “Check in with me in 20 years when I’ve played a lot of roles. Who knows what I’ll sound like!”
“Elvis,” which has earned Priscilla Presley’s stamp of approval, hits theaters on June 24.
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