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Jacob Elordi slams ‘ridiculous’ Kissing Booth movies admitting he ‘didn’t want to make them'
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Jacob Elordi slams ‘ridiculous’ Kissing Booth movies admitting he ‘didn’t want to make them'

It may be a rom-com favourite in some Netflix users' eyes, but Elordi sees The Kissing Booth differently.

Jacob Elordi has revealed what he thinks about The Kissing Booth looking back on the movie.

Elordi rose to fame after starring in 2018 rom-com The Kissing Booth as Noah Flynn - the bad-boy older brother of Lee Flynn (Joel Courtney) and love interest and later boyfriend of Elle Evans (Joey King).

Since the Netflix movie - and its second and third instalments - came out, Elordi has gone on to star in hits such as Euphoria and has now taken on the iconic role of Elvis in upcoming release Priscilla.

While The Kissing Booth remains a comforting favourite for many, especially as we snuggle down ahead of the winter months, Elordi isn't as much of a fan of the movie.

Well, The Kissing Booth may've only received a sad 15 percent tomatometer score, but it's a reassuring watch and is the perfect film to cry over as we approach the dreaded cuffing season.

The Kissing Booth's synopsis reads: "When teenager Elle's first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend."

And it was clearly doing something right considering two more movies were later made.

However, Elordi has reflected on the series and how he 'didn't [actually] want to make those movies before [he] made those movies'.

Elordi reflects on the movies as being 'an escape'.

In an interview with GQ, Elordi went so far to brand the films 'ridiculous'.

"They're not universal," he continues. "They're an escape."

Elordi explains now he's done The Kissing Booth, that's it in terms of the Hollywood ethos of doing 'one for them' and then a movie for himself as an actor.

He says: "It can become 15 for them, none for you. You have no original ideas and you’re dead inside. So it’s a fine dance."

Elordi felt 'very corny' as an actor after his role in The Kissing Booth.
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In an interview with Esquire in November 2021, Elordi admitted he 'used to worry a lot about what people thought about [him] and about the kind of actor [he] was because of the movies [he'd] made'.

Off the back of The Kissing Booth, Elordi 'felt very corny'.

He added: "I felt like I had to prove to everyone that I was a serious actor. I felt terribly misunderstood."

Well, now, with Elordi taking on the role of Elvis in biographical drama Priscilla, he'll certainly have the opportunity to prove anyone who holds that opinion that wrong.

Although, the negative opinions definitely don't effect the actor as much anymore considering he's now in the sort of movies he set out to be in, Elordi resolving to GQ: "That’s probably why I’m so happy, because now judgment and comments on the internet and stuff, it’s… I'm in the movie now."

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, US News, World News, Netflix