Joey King Reacts to Jacob Elordi’s “ridiculous” Comment on Their Hit Netflix Rom-Com Franchise

Published 12/04/2023, 11:45 AM EST

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Hollywood’s cinematic sphere is constantly churning out new films. While the superhero genre has its own devoted following, fans of a decent romantic comedy aren’t far behind. When the teenage romantic comedy The Kissing Booth was released in 2018, it added to the genre’s popularity. Alongside a quirky storyline, the audience was intrigued by Jacob Elordi and Joe King’s on-screen romance. However, the Euphoria actor’s statements about the franchise have heightened the audience’s interest in the movie’s behind-the-scenes happenings.

While the actor’s “ridiculous” comment shocked millions of his fans who were die-hard fans of the movie, his co-star Joe King recently expressed what she thought about it.

Joe King reacts to Jacob Elordi’s comment on The Kissing Booth

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Even though the actors split up just before filming the third chapter of the romantic comedy, they appeared to be on good terms. So, like the fans, even Joe King was taken aback when Jacob Elordi criticized the film in his GQ Men of the Year cover article, adding, “Those movies are ridiculous.” During the Balenciaga fashion show in Los Angeles, King responded to the “unfortunate” remark via Variety.

The actress went on to say that she had a terrific time making the film. While further discussing the film, King stated that if there were to be a fourth installment, “it would be picking up where Ellie and the gang are in their fifties or something.” Surprisingly, after the criticism, the actor defected promptly, adding, “I’m incredibly grateful to everybody in it.”

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The comment didn’t sit with a lot of his co-stars, and before Joe King, even Taylor Zakhar Perez responded to the Euphoria actor’s statement.

Taylor Zakhar Perez responds to the Euphoria actor

During the GQ Men of the Year dinner at the Bar Marmont in West Hollywood, Perez disclosed that “it was a shame because, to my knowledge,” everyone engaged in the film had a wonderful time. Furthermore, when the opportunity to work in these films arose, it was something that he desperately needed at the time, alluding to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also mentioned what the film meant to the people and how it benefited them during difficult times.

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The Kissing Booth was released on the streaming giant Netflix in 2018, followed by a sequel in 2020, and a third movie in 2021. The first installment concentrated mainly on the story of Noah Flynn, played by Jacob Elordi, and his love interest, Elle Evans, played by Joe King. Taylor Perez first appeared as Marco in the second installment to act as the new love interest of Elle.

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Sakshi Singh

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Sakshi Singh is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love towards Hollywood and the entertainment industry began when she came across Mindhunter and the thrilling series opened her eyes to the power of storytelling. Her background in law saw her first foray into the world of writing through several published articles in law journals.

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