PRISCILLA Presley will be leading the charge for the Elvis film at the Oscars in less than two weeks – but her granddaughter has to take a back seat.
GettyPriscilla Presley will take the lead at this year’s Oscars for the Elvis movie[/caption]
Lisa Marie Presley’s last public appearance was at the Golden Globes with actor Austin ButlerRex
Sources say Riley will not walk down the carpet on March 12, leaving film promotion to Priscilla, who will accompany actor Austin Butler and director Baz Luhrmann.
The family feud is “causing much behind-the-scenes drama” with agents, handlers, and family friends of the pair hoping for a resolution.
Their rift stems from Priscilla contesting Lisa Marie’s will to hand her fortune over to Riley and her late brother, Benjamin, according to TMZ.
A friend of Priscilla’s told The U.S. Sun this week: “Priscilla is leading the team at the Oscars.
“She has been there the whole process of this film and wants to see it out on the biggest night in Hollywood.
“Of course, Lisa Marie would have been with her mother for this momentous night, but many are pushing for Riley to be there. That is causing problems and upset.
“Riley wants her mom represented there but at this moment walking down the carpet together is out of the question.
“Friends of the pair have made efforts to diffuse the tension and unite in honor of the film and Elvis, but that is not happening currently.
“Riley’s emotions are already very up and down dealing with the loss of her mother and fight with her grandmother as well as dealing with PR promotion and raising her baby.”
The source added that Riley has been a huge supporter of Austin Butler and his celebration of her famous grandfather.
Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” has received eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor for Butler ahead of the ceremony on Sunday, March 12.
“There is no drama between Austin and Riley at all,” the source continued.
“She was utterly blown away by his performance and touched by the way he represented her family.
“He also doesn’t want to be embroiled in any clashes between the family.
They added: “His outlook is about unity and celebration of the Presley family.”
Interestingly, the source says that “invitations have been extended to Riley for events before and after the Oscars ceremony.”
If they both end up at the same event, there could be drama, but the insider added that they will likely remain apart in an effort to keep the peace.
Riley recently shied away from talking about her mom Lisa Marie at the Daisy Jones & The Six premiere in LA.
GettyLisa Marie was buried at Graceland after her sudden death last month[/caption]
The U.S. Sun has reached out to Priscilla and Lisa Marie’s reps for comment but did not hear back.
Publicists for the star agreed to give interviews as long as reporters steer clear of questions about the estate war.
Elvis’s only daughter, 54, went into full cardiac arrest on January 12 at her Los Angeles home.
She was rushed to a hospital where she died soon after.
The recent filing in Los Angeles Superior Court disputes the validity of a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s living trust that removed Priscilla and a former business manager as trustees.
Papers claim Priscilla was not notified of the change as required, her name was misspelled in a document supposedly signed by her daughter, and there was a lack of a witness or notarization.
She is asking a judge to declare the amendment invalid, while Riley is said to be “baffled” by the decision and the pair are currently only speaking through lawyers.
Toxicology reports are yet to be completed following an autopsy to determine Lisa Marie’s cause of death.
Lisa Marie Presley left three surviving children.
GettyRiley Keough at the recent premiere of Prime Video’s Daisy Jones & The Six in Los Angeles[/caption]
GettyRiley Keough is said to be ‘baffled’ by her grandmother’s decision to fight to control Lisa Marie’s estate[/caption]