Netflix recently dropped the much anticipated sequel, The Kissing Booth 2, to the 2018 movie of the same on 24th July. While fans eagerly awaited the sequel (Part 3 is on its way too!) of the teen rom-com to witness the fabulous chemistry between Noah and Elle played by stars Joey King and Jacob Elordi, the eagerness was for something else too!
Joey King and Jacob Elordi started dating during the filming of The Kissing Booth in 2017 but called off their relationship in the following year before starting the sequel. So fans were obviously dying to see what the real life exes would be like on screen playing reel life lovers.
Joey King on working with former beau Jacob Elordi
Joey explained, “No one’s thinking to themselves, ‘That was easy’ because it wasn’t,” adding, “I’m sure people will analyze every movement and every detail. And you know what? Let them. But at the end of the day, I was just thrilled to be Elle Evans again.”
Joey went on to say “Elle Evans needs her Noah Flynn, and whatever that means for my personal life, I’ll do anything to make sure the story of my character who I care about so much is complete.”
The public attention on their relationship
Joey King opening up about the attention that her relationship with Elordi got, the 21-year-old actress described, “In this world, everyone wants to know your business and what you’re doing”. She further added, “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.”
Starting off the relationship as friends, Joey described Elordi as ‘cute’ when they first met
‘We were spending 17 hours a day together, and all of us would hang out after work and watch movies together and stuff. It was great,’ Joey recalled.
Jacob Elordi on the other hand admits that he just tends to ignore the attention saying, “Just even the fact that somebody you don’t know knows your name could be quite disembodying. But then eventually, for me personally, it’s got nothing to do with me, you know.”. He further explained “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.”
Elordi when recently asked about the sequel quipped’ ‘I haven’t seen it. You’ve seen more than I have. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that, but I haven’t,
However, Joey fired up in a now-deleted tweet saying: ‘Jacob’s seen it. He’s capping.’
After the split, the stars have been linked to a fair number of people. Joey King was linked up with Taylor Zakhar Perez although he later revealed ‘There is nothing romantic going on’. Jacob Elordi on the other hand has been linked to his Euphoria co-star Zendaya although nothing has been confirmed yet.