Country star Billy Ray Cyrus found it amusing playing Kim Basinger's father in recently-shot drama ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING - because he's seven years younger than her.

But there is, at least, a slight explanation for the unusual casting - most of the 42-year-old singer and actor's scenes appear as flashbacks.

However, he adds, "The scene Kim and I got to do together is one of the highlights of my acting career. It was very emotional for both of us, but she had to be super-duper emotional. She has whatever 'it' is for sure."

In the movie, which also stars John Corbett, Sean Astin and DENISE RICHARDS, Basinger plays a fugitive MARY KAY representative trying to escape prison time for the murder of several Elvis Presley impersonators.

23/10/2003 02:00