This is Riley Keough’s first time walking the red carpet after her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, passed away. During the premiere of Daisy Jones & The Six on Thursday night, Keough posed with her husband Ben Smith-Petersen.
The actress skipped a promotional event for her new program last week after dealing with the loss of her mother and a fight with her grandma, Priscilla Presley, about her trust. Riley did not attend the event, but she did make her debut on TikTok by promoting the program and posting a post packed with laughter and joy with her co-star, Sam Claflin.
And while this was Keough’s first time back on a red carpet since her mother’s passing last month, it wasn’t the first time she’d talked about her mother, Lisa Marie, or the highly awaited Prime Video series.
The 33-year-old actress and her co-star, Sam Claflin, sat down with ET’s Nischelle Turner before the show’s debut to discuss not just the series but also how Keough’s heritage of rock royalty as the granddaughter of Elvis Presley impacted her leading part as Daisy Jones.
“To say the least, it’s incredible. It’s unbelievable to us that we went from not knowing how to play the guitar or sing at all to releasing an entire album “Keough added that she used her singing and songwriting skills for the production. We practiced as a band for what felt like a year since we had so many monthly jam sessions and monthly rehearsals.
Riley and Claflin appear as Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, the gifted, flamboyant, and temperamental lead singers of a rock band in 1970s California who fly to popularity and then suddenly, and strangely, call it quits in this television adaption of the famous book by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Nevertheless, Keough stressed that Daisy Jones & The Six was less about carrying on her family’s musical tradition and more about forging her connection to performing music.
“Certainly, I wouldn’t subject it to such stress. Whether or whether there is any kind of carrying on my grandfather’s heritage is a mystery to me. Nonetheless, I had a great time doing it “about her experience in the show’s production, she remarked. “I don’t play any instruments, or maybe I do now. For someone like myself, who has spent their whole life thinking about movies, the opportunity to develop a romantic connection to music in this way was especially meaningful.”
“I’ve listened to music and my whole family are artists and I’ve been around this world a lot and gone on tour and all that type of things,” Keough added. “But, I had never actually attempted it before. Playing music was something I enjoyed for its own sake, so that’s why I focused on it.”