Lisa Marie Presley dies: Awkward 2004 interview with Rove McManus resurfaces


Lisa Marie Presley’s awkward and stilted interview with Aussie TV host Rove McManus resurfaces as Elvis’ daughter dies aged 54

An awkward television interview with Lisa Marie Presley has resurfaced following her death on Thursday at the age of 54.

The daughter of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley sat down with Aussie TV host Rove McManus in 2004 to promote her new album, but offered brief, stilted answers and seemed not to understand his questions.

‘Was [recording the album] something you enjoyed doing or something you felt you had to do to get it out?’ McManus asked. 

An awkward television interview with Lisa Marie Presley (pictured) has resurfaced following her death on Thursday at the age of 54 

‘Which part? Do you mean timing-wise?’ she responded.

‘I know some of the songs on the album, for example, you re-wrote four times. Was it something you were holding off on doing? Because I would think the longer you leave it, the more expectation there might be,’ McManus said.

‘I think it was just production and me being crazy and neurotic and… anal,’ she replied, followed by an awkward pause. 

In the video, Presley questions McManus about what is he asking her before giving him very brief answers

In the video, Presley questions McManus about what is he asking her before giving him very brief answers

Elsewhere in the interview, McManus asked: ‘Was there ever a plan that you would do anything other than sing?’

‘No, I started singing when I was two,’ Presley responded curtly.

The clip resurfaced after it was announced Lisa Marie, the only child of Elvis Presley, died at the age of 54, hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest at the home where she had been living in Calabasas, California. 

The clip resurfaced after it was announced Lisa Marie, the only child of Elvis Presley, died at the age of 54, hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest at the home where she had been living in Calabasas, California. (She is pictured at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Tuesday)

The clip resurfaced after it was announced Lisa Marie, the only child of Elvis Presley, died at the age of 54, hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest at the home where she had been living in Calabasas, California. (She is pictured at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Tuesday)

Earlier on Thursday, Presley was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and was said to be in a coma following a ‘full cardiac arrest’ shortly after she had been complaining about stomach pains, according to TMZ.

Her mother Priscilla, who was at her daughter’s side, said in a statement: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.

‘She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment.’

Earlier on Thursday, Presley was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and was said to be in a coma following a 'full cardiac arrest' shortly after she had been complaining about stomach pains, according to TMZ. (She is pictured at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere in May 2015)

Earlier on Thursday, Presley was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and was said to be in a coma following a ‘full cardiac arrest’ shortly after she had been complaining about stomach pains, according to TMZ. (She is pictured at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere in May 2015)

Lisa Marie owned and operated the immensely lucrative Elvis Presley Enterprises until 2005, when she sold off all of the business. 

She is still the owner of Graceland, Elvis’ famed Memphis estate. When her father died in 1977, she was only aged nine.

She is also known for her high-profile marriages to actor Nicolas Cage, Michael Jackson and musical companions Danny Keough and Michael Lockwood. 

Lisa Marie was married to pop idol Michael Jackson from 1994 until 1996

Lisa Marie was married to pop idol Michael Jackson from 1994 until 1996

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