The Kissing Booth's Jacob Elordi Says He Was 'Bothered' by Those Who 'Wanted to Talk About My Body'

The Kissing Booth's Jacob Elordi Says He Was 'Bothered' by Those Who 'Wanted to Talk About My Body'

July 30, 2020

But after slimming down to play Nate Jacobs in HBO's Euphoria, the Australian native didn't want to return to his previous workout schedule opting not to train when it came time to film The Kissing Booth 2.

“[The Kissing Booth] was all about sculpting and making sure I had this figure that I thought the character needed,” he said. “Now, it’s more functional. I wanted to be a blank canvas and be more concerned with my health. I wanted to be able to walk and run with my grandkids when I’m 80-something, you know? It’s more about being functional as opposed to actual aesthetics.”

Nowadays, Elordi said he does yoga and pilates as a tool to stay centered instead of focusing on lifting weights.

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“Let’s be honest — I have no interest in going to the beach and looking like The Rock," he added.

Also starring Joey King and Joel Courtney, The Kissing Booth followed the story of a teenager Elle (King) whose budding romance with a high school senior Noah (Elordi) puts her lifelong friendship with Noah’s younger brother Lee (Courtney) in jeopardy.

The sequel — centered around Elle's long-distance relationship with Noah — was released on Netflix on July 24, while a third installment of the rom-com franchise is slated to hit the streaming platform in 2021.

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