Priscilla Presley Reflects on Working with Leslie Nielsen in Hilarious Scene in ‘The Naked Gun’

by Joe Rutland

Priscilla Presley plays in “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”, where she’s paired with Leslie Nielsen. One scene stands out.

Nielsen, who plays Lieutenant Frank Drebin, meets Presley’s character, Jane Spencer, at a restaurant. In this particular scene, Spencer is losing her cool with Drebin’s questioning.

She tries to slap Drebin’s face with her right hand, then her left. Ultimately, a secret “third hand” mysteriously appears and gets the slap down on Drebin.

A fan on Twitter commented on the particular scene and Priscilla Presley responded herself.

“The Naked Gun” movies are written by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Pat Proft.

The Zuckers and Abrahams also formed the core writing team for ABC’s “Police Squad” series. They’re also responsible for writing “Airplane!” which kicked off a series of movies involving their work and unique knack for comedy.

Priscilla Presley Plays In Two Other ‘Naked Gun’ Movies

Now Presley also plays Spencer in the 1991 follow-up movie, “The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear,” and 1993’s “The Naked Gun: 33 1/3: The Final Insult,” according to IMDB.

Priscilla Presley took on “The Naked Gun” role after spending five seasons on CBS’s hit drama “Dallas.” She played Jenna Wade on there.

Her last name lets the world know that she was the wife of Elvis Presley. They were married on May 1, 1967, and divorced on Oct. 9, 1973. Their only child was a daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

Presley Says She Was ‘Horrified’ by Graceland Vandalism

Back in 2020, Priscilla Presley spoke out about vandalism at Graceland. Someone spray-painted a stone wall that surrounds the estate with graffiti.

“Concerning the graffiti at Graceland, I’m absolutely horrified that those in our own city disgraced the walls surrounding Graceland,” Presley posted to Facebook. “I’m saddened by acts like this and appalled by this behavior. We were able to clean all the graffiti off thanks to our dedicated crew.”

Elvis Presley bought the Graceland estate in 1957 and lived there for 20 years until he passed away in 1977. Priscilla Presley is largely responsible for turning Graceland into the historic site and tourist destination that it is known for today.

After Elvis died, the costs to maintain the estate almost forced Priscilla to sell Graceland. However, she instead worked to open the property to the public, which saved the estate and allowed fans to visit. Graceland, opened to the public in 1982, hosts over 600,000 visitors annually.