Priscilla Presley Says Elvis Didn't Want More Children: 'He Just Felt He Wasn't Around Enough'

During a Q&A in Las Vegas on Friday, the actress said the late music icon's busy career drove their decision to only have one child, daughter Lisa Marie

<p>Bettmann/Getty</p> Elvis and Priscilla Presley on their wedding day in 1967.


Elvis and Priscilla Presley on their wedding day in 1967.

Priscilla Presley is opening up about Elvis Presley's desire to only have one child.

During a Friday Q&A event at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, the actress, 78, spoke about her career, her six years of marriage to the rock icon and more as she explained to a crowd of 400 attendees that her late husband didn't want another child after the pair welcomed daughter Lisa Marie Presley in 1968.

“Elvis felt he had a very busy schedule and he did have a bit of guilt that he wasn't around that much when Lisa was younger,” Priscilla said of her and Elvis not having plans to expand their family before their 1973 divorce.

“With his scheduling and his touring, he just felt he wasn't around enough to give a lot of attention to having another child.”

<p>David Becker/WireImage</p> Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley pose for a photo at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter in 2011

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Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley pose for a photo at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter in 2011

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The revelation comes as Priscilla's romance with the "Suspicious Minds" singer is documented in the new film Priscilla, directed by Oscar winner Sofia Coppola. The movie, which is currently in theaters via A24, chronicles the love story between Elvis and Priscilla — starting from when they first met in West Germany at ages 14 and 24, respectively. Coppola used Priscilla's 1985 memoir Elvis and Me as a basis for her screenplay.

Actress Cailee Spaeny, who plays the titular Presley in the film opposite Jacob Elordi’s Elvis, recently spoke to PEOPLE about what it was like to transform into Priscilla on set.

“They worked incredibly hard,” Spaeny, 25, said of the movie's hair, makeup and wardrobe teams, who brought Priscilla's classic looks to life.

Spaeny also explained that, while some of the wigs she wore were “heavy,” it was "actually really fun" to be aware of her physical space in that way.

“It was a missing piece to the puzzle and was really so informative of how I was going to move at different ages and stages of her life,” she said of Priscilla. “The beehive on your head, and having heels on and little dresses, you sort of move like a doll.”

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Spaeny, who also spent time with Priscilla before filming, worked on mimicking her mannerisms for the film. “She's a woman from a different era,” Spaeny noted.

“She has, which you pick up on when you're with her, she has this softness about her. She's very delicate on the surface, but she has such fierceness in her as well.”

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In other Priscilla news, the star made a recent appearance on TalkTV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored, where she spoke about her desire to be buried at Graceland near her former husband, who died in 1977.

Lisa Marie, Elvis' father Vernon and his grandmother Minnie, and Lisa Marie's son Benjamin Keough also have final resting places at Graceland.

“My feelings [about being buried at Graceland] are great,” Priscilla said. “That’s, you know, what I want and wanted.”

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