“He’s such a sweetheart—an authentic, true sweetheart,” Lisa Marie, 54, told Access Hollywood on the red carpet. “And just as good off-screen as he is on screen.”
When asked if Austin, 31, crushed his performance as the music icon, she said, “Absolutely. Even the throat, he’d make these noises sometimes and he got all of it. He absolutely nailed it.”
Austin later returned the love after he took home the award for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture.
“Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me,” he said during his acceptance speech. “Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”