Though Priscilla Presley, 78, admires Sofia Coppola‘s film, Priscilla, she did express that she had prior concerns going into the project with the 52-year-old. During an appearance in Las Vegas on the day of the film’s November 3 premiere, Elvis Presley‘s ex-wife opened up to PEOPLE about her thoughts on the biopic. “I was very concerned about this movie,” she admitted before adding, “I think it’s proper on, to be trustworthy with you.”

Priscilla Presley Was Concerned About ‘Priscilla’ Film Before Premiere
Priscilla Presley pictured with ‘Priscilla’ stars Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny, alongside director Sofia Coppola. (Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock)

Priscilla, who penned the memoir Elvis and Me in 1985, went on to share that if another person had requested to make the movie she would’ve disapproved. “I love her filmmaking. I think she does a great job. She is for women, and when she approached me about doing a movie about me, I was moved by it,” she defined of the movie , which was tailored from her ebook. “If anyone were to do a movie, it would be for her. I would never support another movie from anyone else doing it.”

The mom of the late Lisa Marie Presley went on to specific why she related with Sofia throughout this mission. “She has such a big heart and her father [Francis Ford Coppola] is very famous and she really connected with me,” the 78-year-old gushed. “I have no problems with what she did in any way.” Priscilla made positive to notice that Sofia “was so wanting it to be right” when she directed the movie about her life.

Sofia’s movie, which premiered on November 3, reportedly was slammed by Elvis’ late daughter forward of her January passing. Lisa reportedly despatched emails to Sofia and expressed her disdain of the script, as reported by Selection on November 2. “My father only comes across as a predator and manipulative. As his daughter, I don’t read this and see any of my father in this character,” she reportedly wrote 4 months earlier than she died. “I don’t read this and see my mother’s perspective of my father.”

The late “Lights Out” songstress went on to name Sofia’s script a “vengeful” storyline. “I read this and see your shockingly vengeful and contemptuous perspective and I don’t understand why?” she added. Lisa reportedly additionally requested Francis’ daughter to make modifications to the movie and threatened to talk out “against” the film if she didn’t oblige. “I will be forced to be in a position where I will have to openly say how I feel about the film and go against you, my mother and this film publicly,” she wrote.

In response, Sofia reportedly tried to reassure Lisa that the mission was in good palms. Priscilla can also be credited as an govt producer on the movie. “I hope that when you see the final film you will feel differently, and understand I’m taking great care in honoring your mother, while also presenting your father with sensitivity and complexity,” she replied again.

Elvis and his ex have been married from 1967 to 1973 and solely welcomed one baby throughout their relationship. The “King of Rock and Roll” died in August 1977, whereas Lisa died initially of this yr.