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In the young adult romance movie The Kissing Booth, Jacob Elordi recalls his intense approach. Elordi gained fame for his role as Noah Flynn in Netflix's The Kissing Booth films, where he played just-out-of-high-school Noah Flynn. The trilogy was launched in 2018 based on a book series of the same name.
During the first half of the film, Joey King plays Elle, a teen who lets nothing stand in the way of her friendship with childhood friend Lee (Joel Courtney) - until she begins to develop feelings for Lee's bad boy brother (Elordi).
It received mixed reviews from critics, but it was a big hit with audiences. Elordi became a star after it became one of the most popular Netflix originals. While he struggled to find work after the first film, an audition for HBO's teen drama Euphoria cemented his celebrity status.
Due to the film's success, two sequels followed, ensuring Elordi's status as a teen heartthrob. Following the season 2 premiere, Euphoria was renewed for a third season, and Elordi is likely to reprise his role as bad boy Nate Jacobs.
In an interview with GQ, Elordi discusses his acting approach. As someone who is best known for playing high school bad boys, Elordi is surprisingly studious when preparing for roles. The Kissing Booth series was a religious read for him.
Upon discovering his character was a smoker in the books, he tried introducing the habit to his on-screen character, but Netflix shut it down. Florida's reaction is below:
Even though Elordi's approach wouldn't be out of place in the edgy HBO drama Euphoria, it's interesting to hear that he doesn't discriminate based on audience or tone. Despite having left The Kissing Booth films in 2021, Elordi makes it clear that he didn't just fawn over his time in the teen rom-com.
In spite of the fact that he was putting in the work to an amusing degree before, it appears he has realized the humor since then.
With his desire to be transparent with fans about his characters, he was successful on Euphoria and will likely continue to do so in the upcoming Emerald Fennell-directed movie Saltburn. Even though the film and television industries are constantly changing, this young actor will continue to embrace every role with a solemn ferocity.
While Elordi has acknowledged in hindsight that his indignation during The Kissing Booth was absurd, it's clear that he took the role seriously because he understood how important it was. It's a heartening trait as an actor, though he's probably learned to pick his battles by now.