Jacob Elordi opens up about how he feels when fans talk about his body. He wants his fans to know he is more than just good looks.
In an interview with Men’s Health, Jacob recalled when he shot Kissing Booth, he was young. He felt like he was thrown into a world where everyone wanted to talk about his body. The actor said that it really bothered him and that he does not want to be identified like that. He said he was trying to prove himself and be known as an actor. The Euphoria star said, “It was so much working out and I hated every second of it.”
Jacob also revealed that he had to train extensively for the first film because he was so nervous. The first installment of Kissing Booth was released on Netflix in May 2018. Jacob explains that he was nervous that producers expected his character to be in good shape because of which he worked out a lot. He worked out seven days a week and twice every day.
Jacob said at first the attention to his physical appearance seemed flattering after the movie came out. However, it eventually made him change his gym routine and stopped training completely. He started doing yoga and pilates instead.
The actor says that he felt prepping for Kissing Booth was all about sculpting and making sure he had this figure. Jacob further added, “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. Let’s be honest — I have no interest in going to the beach and looking like The Rock.”
In the end, Jacob’s regimen worked for his favor and the second installment of the movie had way fewer scenes where he needed to be shirtless.
The cast of the Kissing Booth surprised fans by revealing they have already shot for the third installment. Kissing Booth 3 is in post-production and will be released in 2021.
“It was the hardest secret to keep,” Joel Courtney, who plays Jacob’s on-screen brother, Lee Flynn, said during a live YouTube event on Sunday, July 26.
Jacob recently admitted to being bothered initially that people would pay so much attention to his dating life. He says just the fact that somebody he does not know, knows his name is disembodying. But he says it has nothing to do with him.
Jacob explains to ET, “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. 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. So I just kind of ignore it.”
Jacob has sparked romance rumors with Euphoria co-star, Zendaya. They were spotted hanging out together and sharing a kiss. He previously dated Joey King, his on-screen love interest.
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