Jacob Elordi is in his Robert Pattinson era.
Just like Pattinson, who famously derided the Twilight saga for years, the 26-year-old actor wants to make sure everyone knows he is not a fan of the Kissing Booth movies, which launched his career in 2018. “I didn’t want to make those movies before I made those movies,” the actor, who played shirtless bad boy Noah Flynn in the Netflix trilogy, recently told GQ. “Those movies are ridiculous. They’re not universal. They’re an escape.”
Elordi, who gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of a more psychotic version of this archetype in the HBO’s Euphoria, is much happier with his career now that he’s starring in indie darlings like Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla and Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn. In fact, he warns that Martin Scorsese’s “one for me, one for them” take on filmmaking is often a “trap.”
“Because it can become 15 for them, none for you,” he said. “You have no original ideas and you’re dead inside. So it’s a fine dance. My ‘one for them,’ I’ve done it.” Stop kicking, Jacob! The Kissing Booth is already dead!