If you’re a fan of Netflix’s many teen rom-coms, you’d be well aware of The Kissing Booth and the fact two of its stars – Joey King and Jacob Elordi – dated (and broke up) both on-screen and off-screen before the highly anticipated sequel. In a recent interview, the pair revealed that doing all of that in the public eye was actually a pretty rough trot. Hear all about it below:
Speaking to ET, King said, “In this world, everyone wants to know your business and what you’re doing. And I think it’s very interesting when you go through things and people kind of feel like they’re owed an explanation, but I understand.”
“For me, I’ve publicly gone through some things, privately gone through some things, it’s all about finding your balance, finding what makes you comfortable,” she said. “And it can be brutal, but you know happy endings do come to those who are patient.”
On the other hand, Elordi told ET it initially “bothered” him that people paid so much attention to his dating life. “Just even the fact that somebody you don’t know knows your name could be quite disembodying,” he said.
“But then eventually, for me personally, it’s got nothing to do with me, you know. Imagine the store around the corner from where you are now. Whatever people are talking about is not your business, it’s kind of how it feels,” he said.
“Unfortunately, it just has my name involved in it but it literally has nothing to do with me. It just doesn’t affect the trajectory of my life,” he added. “So I just kind of ignore it.”
Joey King and Jacob Elordi dated for more than a year after filming the first Kissing Booth but sadly called it quits in 2018. King has moved on with The Act producer, Steven Piet, while Elordi is now dating his Euphoria co-star, Zendaya. Hear all about that below:
As for whether Elle (played by King) and Noah (played by Elordi) end up together by the end of The Kissing Booth 2, the former couple had different answers.
“I don’t know where their story will take them, but I’m so excited that we get to see Elle and Noah in this movie,” King said. “It’s exciting for fans to be able to see them again.”
“Yeah, why not? I think so,” Elordi said. “I reckon, I would say so.”
It must take a hell of a lot of maturity to act alongside your ex-partner in a film so kudos to these two.
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