Cailee Spaeny is the newest rising sensation to walk the red carpet at the 2024 Golden Globes. Spaeny donned a tea-length floral-print dress with a sweetheart neckline and sheer corseted bodice to the awards presentation. She accessorized with a stunning diamond necklace, wore her hair in a beautiful side-parted bob, and kept her makeup fresh and basic.
Cailee Spaeny at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2024, in Beverly Hills, California. AMY SUSSMAN/GETTY IMAGES
The actress was nominated for Best Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture - Drama for her starring part in the biopic Priscilla, which she co-starred in with Jacob Elordi, who played Elvis.
Spaeny discussed her position as Priscilla and her link to Mrs. Presley in a November 2023 interview with Deadline. She discussed how dropping out of high school to become an actor was a hazardous but vital decision, akin to Presley's decision to leave her family stationed in Germany to live with Elvis when she was 17 years old.
Cailee Spaeny and Priscilla Presley at the Venice Film Festival. MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/GETTY IMAGES
“We were the same age when we had this conviction, ‘Well, this is my life and I want this and I’m a teenager, but...’ Like Priscilla’s family, my family made incredible sacrifices to support that decision,” Spaeny told Deadline. “And you’re not only having to get it right for yourself but also make sure that you don’t let them down.”
After Presley watched the movie at the Venice premiere, she reportedly said to Spaeny, “That was a great performance. I watched my life through you.”