With “Daisy Jones and the Six,” Riley Keough is gaining attention.
A 1970s rock band led by charismatic but quarrelling lead singers Daisy Jones (Keough) and Billy Dunne has a spectacular ascent and drug-fueled fall in the ten-part rock drama, streaming every Friday on Amazon Prime Video (Sam Claflin).
The best-selling book “Daisy Jones & the Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid, which was highlighted in Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine book club, served as the inspiration for the series, which Witherspoon executive produced.
The main singer of the rock band was ultimately chosen to be Keough, 33, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley and daughter of Lisa Marie Presley.
These are some facts about the actress Keough.
In what way does Riley Keough resemble Elvis Presley?
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, the rock star couple who divorced in 1973, had just one child, Lisa Marie. During Lisa Marie’s first marriage to musician Danny Keough, Keough was born in 1989. Lisa Marie was only nine years old when her famous grandfather, who passed away in 1977 at the age of 42, was never introduced to her.
Keough also never met Austin Butler, who was chosen to play her legendary grandfather in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic “Elvis” in 2022. On “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” Keough admitted that watching Butler’s Oscar-nominated performance “blew me away.”
Keough, who has since met Butler, said, “I couldn’t have envisioned someone being able to pull off what he accomplished in terms of representing my grandfather. I cried nonstop for a week due to both the movie and his performance.
The Presley family’s sorrow is exacerbated by Lisa Marie’s passing.
Upon Elvis’ passing, Lisa Marie—who was also Michael Jackson’s wife from 1994 to 1996—became the only survivor and received Graceland as her inheritance. Lisa Marie passed away from a cardiac attack on January 12 at the age of 54. She was buried in Graceland on January 22.
Priscilla Presley, 77, who had her daughter Lisa Marie for two weeks before she passed away, challenged Lisa Marie’s will in court. In accordance with court records, Priscilla challenges the legality of a 2016 living trust amendment that substituted Lisa Marie’s two eldest children, Keough and her brother Benjamin Keough, for her and a former business manager as trustees.
After Benjamin Keough passed away in 2020 at the age of 27, Riley became the sole trustee. She has made no remarks regarding the ongoing argument.