Is that really a compliment?

Cork-born actor, Jonathan Rhys-Myers is to play Elvis in a biopic for CBS in the US. The (short) piece on the UTV website begins in a standard way – The actor was cast not only for his talent but also for his startling physical similarity to the late rock `n` roll star[my emphasis].. unfortunately it ends with – The man known as “The King” was obese and bloated after later years filled with overeating and prescription drug abuse... Call your agent, Jonathan! Heh heh heh