Elvis was used to dominating his movies unchallenged but Ann-Margret was different, sharing the same sized billing as him on the poster, even though he was top. The King soon caught on to Sidney’s plan and knew just how to deal with the situation without jeopardising his relationship with the leading lady or the crew.
Billy continued: “You’ll notice Ann-Margret does everything a little better than Elvis in the movie, especially when you see the skeet shooting.”
In that scene, her character Rusty would make a hit and Elvis’ Lucky was supposed to just look at her in reaction, but The King decided to make a face so they’d have to redo the take.
Before long, Elvis was messing around in similar ways with Ann-Margret throughout the rest of Viva Las Vegas. During the gunfight, instead of just falling on the ground, Elvis stumbled and decided to fall on the soft part of the grass.
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