The 1960s noticed Elvis Presley’s Hollywood years, which included the 1963 film It Happened on the World’s Fair. Famously a younger Kurt Russell, who was solely 10-years-old on the time, had a few scenes reverse The King. The future star’s first film noticed him play an uncredited half wherein he kicked Elvis’s Mike Edwards within the shin twice.
Elvis’ character had paid the boy 1 / 4 to injure him simply so he might be handled by the World’s Fair nurse Diane Warren, who was performed by Joan O’Brien.
Back in 2015, Russell stated on The Graham Norton Show: “I was in It Happened At The World’s Fair with Elvis when I was 10.”
“He was a really nice man and he was the first celebrity I ever met.”
“He arrived on set in a limo and when he jumped out of the car two or three thousand women just started screaming and I thought to myself, ‘This guy must be famous!’”
So Elvis’ cousin confirmed them precisely the place to go for his shin kick scene.
Billy stated: “At the time, I by no means dreamed it might be any person that might turn into actual well-known.
“Anyway I led them right down to the realm there and I might suppose that Kurt would keep in mind that.
“I by no means will overlook that. It at all times caught in my thoughts afterwards, particularly after he grew to become actual, actual well-known.”
Billy added: “We had a lot of incidents like that. God it was fun!”
Of course, Kurt Russell famously went on to play The King in 1979 TV film Elvis.
The younger star was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and the movie for a Golden Globe.
While subsequent 12 months sees the discharge of a brand new Elvis film starring Austin Butler as The King.