“The Kissing Booth” Star Jacob Elordi Hated Everyone Talking About His Body After All Those Shirtless Scenes

“The Kissing Booth” Star Jacob Elordi Hated Everyone Talking About His Body After All Those Shirtless Scenes

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“I hated every second of it.”

Anyone who’s seen The Kissing Booth knows its star, Jacob Elordi.


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And they also know that Jacob, who played an athletic bad boy, spent a fair amount of the movie shirtless (and sometimes even pantsless).


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Well, in a new interview with Men’s Health, the 23-year-old Euphoria star said that he actually hated putting his body on display like that: “At the time, I was super young and got thrown into a world where everyone wanted to talk about my body…it really fucking bothered me.”


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“I don’t identify with that whatsoever,” he went on. “I was trying to prove myself and be known as an actor. It was so much working out and I hated every second of it.”

“I trained extensively for the first film, because it said it in the script. I was so terribly nervous that I wouldn’t be what the script wanted me to be,” he explained.


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“[The Kissing Booth] was all about sculpting and making sure I had this figure that I thought the character needed. Now, it’s more functional.”

Unlike the first film, Jacob doesn’t have a single shirtless scene in the sequel — most of those went to Taylor Zahar, aka Marco. In fact, there was a whole slow-motion scene of him working out, while Elle verbally drools over his body, one muscle at a time.


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Jacob told Men’s Health that he actively tried to slim down for his role in Euphoria, and that now he wants to “be more concerned with [his] health.”

“I wanted to be able to walk and run with my grandkids when I’m eighty-something, you know? It’s more about being functional as opposed to actual aesthetics,” he concluded.


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