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Who is Jacob Elordi? 11 facts you need to know about the Kissing Booth star

The long-awaited sequel to Netflix’s heart-warming teen rom-com The Kissing Booth, has dropped on the streaming giant.

The latest instalment will see whether high school senior Elle Evans (Joey King) and her older boyfriend Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi) can survive going long-distance, or whether her blossoming new friendship with a handsome classmate could be a real spanner in the works.

The Kissing Booth, first released in 2018, made a star of its handsome lead Jacob Elordi, who plays the Harvard-bound hunk.

While The Kissing Booth may have established Elordi as a heat-throb, his role as Nate in critically-acclaimed teen drama Euphoria has also marked him as one of Hollywood’s rising stars.

Here’s everything you need to know about Jacob Elordi…

1. He’s older than you may think

Elordi is one of Hollywood’s up-and-coming stars(Getty Images)

While he’s best-known for playing teenagers, Elordi was born on 26 June 1997, making him 23-years-old.

2. And that makes him a Cancer

Being born in the balmy beginnings of summer certifies Elordi’s star sign as a Cancer.

According to Allure magazine, Cancers are loyal, committed and emotionally deep, as well as domesticated – but can struggle to talk openly about their feelings.

Cancers are thought to be most compatible with Taureans, Virgos, Scorpios and Pisces, so if you’re born in one of these months, you’re in with a chance (maybe).

3. He’s actually Australian

While he’s nailed a dulcet American accent, Elordi was actually born in Brisbane, Australia.

Did he suddenly just become better looking?

4. He had a bit part in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Elordi’s first mainstream big screen film was 2017 blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, alongside Johnny Depp.

Jacob had a fleeting part in the huge Disney franchise (AP)

While Elordi only has a small role as a St. Martins Marine and is uncredited, he is unmissable once you spot him.

5. Did he date his Kissing Booth co-star?

Elordi was initially linked to his Kissing Booth co-star Joey King, as the pair took their romance beyond the small-screen.

Joey King and Jacob Elordi star in The Kissing Booth (Netflix)

“Well, I thought he was very cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship. But before long I started to realise, ‘Hey, I think I kind of like this person!’” King revealed to Bello Magazine. “It was such an interesting experience meeting your boyfriend on set because you spend so much time together and become so close so fast.”

However, things had cooled by November 2018, with the pair deleting their loved-up snaps on Instagram.

“When you’re going through something and the world wants to go through it with you or to get every piece of detail from you about it, it’s really difficult,” she said in March 2019. “Some of these things are just meant for you.”

He was then linked to Euphoria co-star Zendaya, after the pair were spotted holidaying together in Greece. Elordi was then papped kissing the 23-year-old out in New York earlier in the year.

However, Elordi said he saw the Spiderman actress “more like a sister” in an interview with GQ Australia.

Elordi was previously linked to Zendaya (AbacaPress / SplashNews.com)

“Zendaya is an amazing creative, you know? She’s super dope to work with. She’s an incredible artist and a very caring person to all of us,” he said. “But we’re all really close. There is not one weak link in that show. We’ve spent so much time together and everyone is just so cool to work with.”

6. He’s fairly outspoken

In 2018, Elordi was spotted taking part in a Black Lives Matter demonstration, and has since spoken out once again about systemic racism on his Instagram page, encouraging people to donate to the cause.

“Please don’t let it trend into a silence,” he wrote. “Please stand with each other. Stay educated and stay alert. Look after one another. Be kind and love.

“The link in my bio is a way to help now and continue helping into the future.”

7. He knows how to ride a motorbike

Jacob Elordi is a man of many talents (Startraks Photo/Shutterstock)

You know how we all swooned when we saw Noah ride off on his motorbike? Elordi learned to do it for real – no stunt double necessary.

8. Elordi cites some acting legends as his inspirations

The star cites both modern Hollywood actors plus old-school stars as his inspiration.

“I’m obsessed with actors in general. More and more so as I get older, especially as I meet them,” he told VMAN magazine.

“Seeing them work just blows my mind. I was particularly influenced by Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling.

“As I watched more movies, it was Marlon Brando and James Dean. After that, it was Montgomery Clift. “I think all young men who want to act [have] that period of falling in love with [those actors].

“I’m also a huge fan of James Franco as an artist… Even down to someone like Nicolas Cage… I find that [so many actors] are doing something interesting, most of the time.”

9. He’s also worked alongside Kylie Minogue

Kylie and Jacob worked together in 2018 (Dave Benett/Getty Images for BFI)

Elordi starred in 2018 Australian comedy-drama film Swinging Safari, which saw him act alongside Australian legends Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue.

10. He’s also a Calvin Klein model

Fans at the ready – Elordi secured his sex symbol credentials after starring in Calvin Klein’s #MyCalvins campaign, alongside big names such as Naomi Campbell, Bella Hadid and Diplo.

Is it getting hot in here?

11. His next film sees him star alongside Ben Affleck

After The Kissing Booth 2, is set to star in the upcoming film Deep Water, which stars former Batman star Ben Affleck.

The film is described as an “erotic thriller” which follows a married couple who fall out of love with one another, and start to play deadly mind games with one another.

The Kissing Booth 2 is available to stream on Netflix now


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