Jacob Elordi Criticizes 'The Kissing Booth' Trilogy, Expresses Regret: 'Those Movies Are Ridiculous'

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In a candid interview for GQ’s Men of the Year issue, actor Jacob Elordi didn't hold back when discussing his involvement in "The Kissing Booth" trilogy, which catapulted him into the spotlight.

Elordi, now 26, reflected on his breakout role in the first film of the teen romance trilogy, admitting, "I didn't want to make those movies before I made those movies." Despite the success and recognition the trilogy brought him, Elordi expressed dissatisfaction with the films, labeling them as "ridiculous" and emphasizing that they provide an escape rather than universal storytelling.

Playing the role of bad boy football star Noah Flynn, Elordi's discontent grew after signing on for the sequels. He referred to the experience as his "one for them," cautioning against the trap of sacrificing creative fulfillment for commercial success. Elordi explained, “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."

Addressing the backlash he faced for expressing regret over his involvement in the trilogy, Elordi defended his stance, questioning, "How is caring about your output pretentious?" He further criticized the act of producing content solely for profit, stating, “knowingly feeding people s---, knowing that you’re making money off of people’s time, which is literally the most valuable thing that they have. How is that the cool thing?”

Currently finding fulfillment in projects like Sofia Coppola’s "Priscilla" and Emerald Fennell’s "Saltburn," Elordi emphasized the importance of creative satisfaction in his current work. As he navigates a path focused on meaningful projects, the actor seems content, leaving "The Kissing Booth" trilogy as a chapter in his career that he's moved beyond.

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