In preparation for filming “The Kissing Booth,” Jacob Elordi trained constantly to achieve a muscly physique for his charismatic character. While speaking to Men’s Health, he broke down the double-edged nature of attaining his goal.
As he explained, “At the time [I shot The Kissing Booth], I was super young and got thrown into a world where everyone wanted to talk about my body … it really f**ing bothered me.” Elordi added that he didn’t “identify with that whatsoever” and instead hoped to show his merits as an actor beyond his physical looks. He noted, “It was so much working out and I hated every second of it” (via Men’s Health).
It’s more about being functional as opposed to actual aesthetics” (via Men’s Health).
Elordi has continued to receive accolades for his current work in “Euphoria,” per The Independent.