Elvis Presley's granddaughter has us all shook up!
Riley Keough, the eldest granddaughter or the legendary singer, is stepping out of her granddad's enormous shadow and is steadily making a name for herself in the entertainment world.
The 26-year-old is set to star in Starz new series "The Girlfriend Experience" and is on the cover girl of Nylon magazine this month.
Much like Elvis pushed the envelope in his day, Riley isn't one for holding back either. She better not, considering her TV role as a college student turned call girl.
"I don't have a weird button on nudity really. I guess I'm a bit hippie in that sense," she told Nylon. "You kind of know what you're signing up for when you're doing a show about a sex worker."
"She's selfish and controlling, and she really likes sex," she said of her character. "She's not a character you often see written for a woman as a lead, and you're kind of put off by it, because women are supposed to be super wholesome and moral or whatever."
She then added: "That's why I liked it."
Riley, the daughter of the Elvis's only child Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough, also had a role in "Mad Max: Fury Road" last year.
Her mother, she said, often kept her grounded, despite her celebrity genes.
"She was like, 'I don't want you growing up like another Hollywood celebrity daughter.' She was so not about that life, you know?" Riley said. "She didn't really put attention on it. It was there. We'd get photographed doing stuff, but I didn't see a tabloid until I was 15."
In fact she said she really wanted to take her time before thrusting herself into the public spotlight.
"I wanted to grow up before I started acting. I wanted to live my life a bit," she said. "I also really don't like attention on me, so it was kind of coming to terms with all of that."
Her slow and steady mentality paid off with small parts here and there. And then came "Mad Max," a role she took that changed her life. She met her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, on the set.
"We were together eight months and then we got engaged But I think I told him I wanted to marry him after a week," she said. "I just had a moment. I don't over-intellectualize it because it just kind of happened, and I went with my gut there. We both had the same reaction, like, 'OK, cool.'"
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