Jacob Elordi admits he felt ‘dead inside’ whilst filming the ‘ridiculous’ Kissing Booth films
‘They’re not universal. They’re an escape’
If you say that The Kissing Booth didn’t change the trajectory of your life and have you in a chokehold then you’re a liar. Despite being, let’s all admit it, pretty bad films they were also absolutely iconic and every person had a huge crush on Jacob Elordi in it. And since The Kissing Booth films paved the way for Jacob to become a heartthrob you’d think he might look back on them with a touch of fond nostalgia.
But I’m afraid you’d be wrong as Jacob Elordi recently admitted in an interview with GQ that he felt “dead inside” whilst filming The Kissing Booth, and he thinks the films are “ridiculous.” Wow, he did not mince his words, but also why is that the funniest quote I’ve ever heard? It’s giving the same energy as Robert Pattinson despising the Twilight franchise.
Jacob explained “I didn’t want to make those movies before I made those movies. Those movies are ridiculous. They’re not universal. They’re an escape.”
Jacob said that The Kissing Booth trilogy was a “one for them, one for me” film, an old Hollywood phrase meaning that actors would do one big budget movie for money before doing one smaller project that they loved.
“That one’s a trap as well. Because it can become 15 for them, none for you,” Jacob explained. “You have no original ideas and you’re dead inside. So, it’s a fine dance. My ‘one for them,’ I’ve done it.”
Jacob Elordi explained in an interview in 2021 that he thought The Kissing Booth films were “corny” and made him feel “terribly misunderstood.” He said he “used to worry a lot about what people thought about me, and about the kind of actor I was because of the movies I’d made. I just felt very corny, and I felt like I had to prove to everyone that I was a serious actor. I felt terribly misunderstood.”
That does sound very troubling having to star in a very popular Netflix trilogy as a heartthrob, all in a day’s work for Jacob Elordi.
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