Actor Jacob Elordi expressed criticism of the film series “The Kissing Booth”, an original Netflix production that gave him international recognition. In an interview with British magazine GQ, the 26-year-old evaluated films in the teen romantic comedy genre, describing the franchise as “ridiculous”.
“Before making these films, I wasn’t interested in participating in them”, he stated in the publication released this Monday, the 13th. He continued to say: “These films are ridiculous. They have no universal appeal. They are a form of escapism” .
The Australian artist questioned the ethics behind these productions, noting: “Not caring and knowingly feeding people dubious entertainment, knowing that you are profiting from their time, which is literally the most valuable thing they have. How can this be acceptable?”
Despite having come to hate the Netflix franchise, the “Kissing Booth” trilogy catapulted Jacob Elordi to international fame, opening doors for him to participate in film projects considered “more serious”. One of these projects is the film “Priscilla”, scheduled to premiere on December 26, where Elordi plays the role of Elvis Presley. The film is based on Priscilla Presley’s autobiography and explores the behind-the-scenes of the actress’s marriage to the King of Rock.