With all the press she’s doing as the star of Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience, Riley Keough won’t be catching Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall, though Jackson was briefly her stepfather when he was married to her mother, Lisa Marie Presley. “I have no plans to see any movies. I’m struggling to find time to sleep,” says Keough.
Still, there’s at least one person at the festival who would enjoy meeting Keough: director Kevin Macdonald, who is directing a biopic about the actess’ grandfather, Elvis Presley, Fox 2000’s Last Train to Memphis.
“I should cast her as her grandmother,” jokes Macdonald, who was in Sundance with his documentary Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang. “Or Priscilla Presley.”
For Keough, playing her grandmother would be “really bizarre.”
“I find it weird playing people that are alive in general, so playing your grandma would be very weird,” she says. “I don’t think it would be something I’d enjoy. It would make me extremely uncomfortable. But to quote Justin Bieber, ‘Never say never.'”