Jacob Elordi says he’s tired of playing teenagers
Perhaps the most concrete evidence we have that Elordi can’t wait to be done with The Kissing Booth. (Yes, we know the third film has been shot already but the man still has to do all the promo and press for it.) In a recent interview, Elordi explained that while he’s thankful for roles like Noah in Netflix’s The Kissing Booth and Nate in HBO’s Euphoria and the opportunities they’ve opened up for him, he finds continuously “going back to high school kind of taxing.”
“Nothing against that but I’ve sort of done it and it would be really hard for me to find joy in that,” he explained. “I’m also getting older now, and I’m starting to look older, so to keep going back to high school is kind of taxing.”
It bothered him when people talked about his body in The Kissing Booth
If there was something that’d make you hate a job it’d probably be having to train extensively because you knew your body was going to be scrutinised by the entire teenage population of the planet.
"I trained extensively for the first film, because it said it in the script,” he explained with a laugh in a recent interview. "I was so terribly nervous that I wouldn’t be what the script wanted me to be."
"At the time, I was super young and got thrown into a world where everyone wanted to talk about my body… it really f**king bothered me," he says. Uh, given the treatment that Taylor Zakhar Perez got in The Kissing Booth 2 we can imagine the film’s ogling of its male stars isn’t getting better in the third film.
"I don’t identify with that whatsoever. I was trying to prove myself and be known as an actor. It was so much working out and I hated every second of it." He just wants to be taken seriously guys!
Jacob Elordi’s ‘miserable resting face’ excuse
ICYMI, people were very concerned about how ‘miserable’ Elordi looked in The Kissing Booth 2.
"No, no. I have a resting miserable face!" Elordi reassured fans. "You know what it is? It’s because I’m usually thinking a lot, like, an insane amount about something ridiculous. I think also, [my character] Noah is a moody dude, you know? He’s a moody guy. He’s not running around [super happy]. I wasn’t miserable, I was tired but not miserable. I had a blast."
‘Miserable resting face’ is the most weak sauce answer we’ve ever heard for someone looking like they’d rather be stepping on lego bricks than be on the set of their juggernaut Netflix YA film.
"It was cool. I came straight from—literally, I finished Euphoria and then got on a plane and flew to Africa [to film The Kissing Booth 2]. So that was a dramatic shift mentally. But there was a nice calm in going back to [The Kissing Booth] and being able to settle into something I knew how to do and knew what to expect and had friends around, you know?" he explained. "I was so exhausted the entire shoot because I had just come off of eight months of filming then flew however many hours to Africa—I never really woke up. I just got through it."
His ex Joey King called working together again a 'sacrifice'
Okay this one is less about what Elordi’s said, and more about what his IRL ex girlfriend said about them reuniting as Elle and Noah after breaking up. Joey King called it a ‘sacrifice.’
"I'm a fan of how it resonated with the world, it resonated with me. So going back and doing that and making the sacrifice of what, obviously, everyone is thinking about—outwardly addressing, but what I'm kind of on the sly addressing, making those sacrifices was totally worth it," Joey revealed.
Jacob Elordi doesn’t like his character Noah
During a new interview, Elordi went undercover and answered fans' questions on the internet. And, we reckon he inadvertently confessed that he despises his Kissing Booth character, Noah. When one fan wrote that their girlfriend wished they were more like Noah, the Kissing Booth actor was decidedly not here for it.
"My girlfriend said [Noah’s] her dream guy. What are direct things I can do to be like that?" the fan wrote.
"That's awful, I'm so sorry," Elordi said after reading the fans message. "Your girlfriend should never say that. Don't listen to that, you're her dream guy." 🥺 He's right and he should say it.
The actor also cautioned against emulating his reformed bad-boy womaniser character, "Don’t be like Noah Flynn, I wouldn't want to be like that in real life. Be like Jacob Elordi? Don't be like either. Be yourself, man."
He's criticised Noah in the past too. In an interview about Euphoria, Elordi explained that he thought of doing the HBO series as "righting his wrongs."
"The character in The Kissing Booth is awful and it’s never really explained. He’s kind of idolised and made into a hero, so I suppose Euphoria is showing why," the actor said.
Jacob Elordi apparently liked tweets about... Jacob Elordi not wanting to film The Kissing Booth
This is so meta, but it’s so funny. The most compelling evidence Elordi hates The Kissing Booth is from when fans think they discovered him ‘liking’ tweets about him having to drag himself back to film the sequels. You can peep the evidence below.
Look, whether he hates it or not, we wish him nothing but the best. Go get your ~serious~ acting roles after getting your Netflix coin, babe. We will still be here enjoying the memes.
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