The heart-throb actor, who plays musician CHRIS KELLER on the hit teen drama, stars alongside Joaquin Phoenix who portrays the late country music legend.
Hilton, 21, tells MTV.COM of his audition, "They said, 'Do you know any Elvis songs?' I did because he's one of my favourite musicians from when I was a kid.
"Afterwards, the casting lady said, 'You know, I think we'll have you come back and read some of Elvis' lines.'
"I was really nervous about it, but the more I thought about it, I'm such a big Elvis fan, and I would have been bummed if anyone else got this part. I would've been so jealous. So I was happy to take it and I had a good time, too."17/03/2005 09:30