Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, seems to be following in The King’s footsteps to some degree.
Keough is the daughter of Danny Keough and Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s daughter.
She has mostly made a career out of starring in a variety of different films such as “The Good Doctor,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Magic Mike,” “It Comes at Night,” “The Lodge,” and the recent Netflix film “The Devil All The Time.”
One of her biggest roles was also in the recent film “Zola,” alongside Taylour Paige, Colman Domingo, and Nicholas Braun. The movie was directed by Janicza Bravo and is based on a viral Twitter thread that tells a wild story of a weekend out with an outlandish group of people.
Riley Keough Performance in Upcoming Miniseries
Now, she’s using her acting talents, but mixing them with her amazing musical abilities. She will have a role in the upcoming Amazon miniseries, “Daisy and the Six.” She is playing a singer living in Los Angeles during the 1970s for this role. As the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, who was still performing and prominent during part of that decade, she’s expecting some comparisons.
“My voice isn’t like Elvis. But I’ll tell you what, I just realized recently that I do have kind of a country voice. I realized the other day in the studio — we’ve recorded a bunch of songs — I think I have a country voice,” Riley Keough said during a “Just for Variety” podcast.
This musical show is actually being produced by Reese Witherspoon as well. It tells the story of a fictional rock band as they navigate the rise to fame. Keough will play the lead singer, Daisy Jones.
In many ways, Riley Keough has set herself away from some of the Elvis Presley comparisons. She even admits that she doesn’t make an effort to really listen to her grandfather’s music.
“I don’t put it on. If it’s on, I’ll listen to it. There’s definitely emotion around it. There was definitely a lot of grief around it growing up, especially seeing my mom and my grandmother. It was kind of a sad thing, tragic kind of a thing, so there was definitely that relationship to it, and I could see from a young age, it would make my mom sad, and so I could feel that,” Riley Keough said.
The upcoming miniseries is based on a book by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It is inspired by her experiences watching the eccentric and inspiring music of the 1970s, especially Fleetwood Mac. The show will star Keough, Camila Morrone, Sam Claflin, and Suki Waterhouse.
Fans will get to hear Riley Keough do a lot of singing in the upcoming series. However, it’s likely not the first time you’ve heard her voice. She recently performed backup vocals on Orville Peck’s cover of the hit song, “Born This Way.” The cover was created to go on “Born This Way Reimagined,” which is Lady Gaga’s 10th-anniversary release of the original album. It instead features different LGBTQ artists and allies covering the songs from the album.