Jacob Elordi, who plays Nate Jacobs, a manipulative high-school quarterback on HBO’s “Euphoria,” said it’s “so enjoyable” to play him.
The 24-year-old actor appeared in an Esquire video feature called “Explain This,” in which celebrities discuss various elements of their lives and occupations.
A screenshot from a Teen Vogue article with the headline “Jacob Elordi Called Nate in ‘Euphoria’ an ‘Emotional Terrorist'” was presented in the video. During an interview with W magazine, Elordi made a remark about his toxic nature that formed the basis for the piece.
When asked by Esquire how it feels to play “such a manipulative character,” the actor prefaced his response with, “I’ll get written up for this.”
Jacob Elordi said, “It’s so enjoyable. Playing Nate is so much fun. Yeah, it’s demanding and intense. That’s what keeps me interested in this job, because I’ll never be like that in my real life. So, if I can play those emotions and that kind of person and completely shed myself, that’s a treat.”
The first season of Sam Levinson’s “Euphoria,” which stars Emmy winner Zendaya, began in June 2019. It was renewed the following month, even before the season finale aired, and received positive reviews.
Through the eyes of Elordi’s heinous character, the gritty teen drama tackles toxic masculinity, physical abuse, and white privilege.
Season two will premiere on January 9th, although most narrative details are still being kept under wraps.
Jacob Elordi called the new season “insane” and said that “it’s like a completely different show” during his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in August.
This isn’t the first time Elordi has spoken out about the film. In the five years after the first edition of “The Kissing Booth,” he has questioned his role in the films and even urged that the series should end.
Despite his apparent disinterest in the films, he did mention the possibility of a fourth instalment in the franchise when ET chatted with the actors of “The Kissing Booth” in August.
The third instalment closed with a six-year time leap, hinting at a possible rekindled romance between Elle (Joey King), a successful video game designer, and Noah (Elordi), who is juggling various employment offers. Meanwhile, Lee (Joel Courtney) and Rachel (Meganne Young) are back together as an engaged couple following their high school breakup.