Joey King, 21, says she knows fans will be watching how she interacts with ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi, 23, in Netflix's The Kissing Booth 2, and she doesn’t really care.
In a new interview with Cosmopolitan, Joey shared what it was like to film the sequel (and third instalment!) with her ex. The pair had gotten together while filming The Kissing Booth in 2017 but quietly split the following year.
“No one’s thinking to themselves, That was easy, because it wasn’t," Joey said. “I’m sure people will analyse 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 add that she wasn’t going to let any awkwardness come in the way of her obligation to the franchise. “What’s the most, um, correct way to go about this?” she said. “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.”
Her comments are in the same vein of those she made back in April. Speaking on podcast Mood with Lauren Elizabeth, Joey said: "I'm a fan with how [the original movie] resonated with the world, it resonated with me. So going back and doing that and making the sacrifice of what, obviously, everyone is thinking about – outwardly addressing, but what I'm kind of on the sly addressing, making those sacrifices was totally worth it."
Joey and Jacob both appear to now be in happy relationships. Joey is apparently dating producer Steven Piet (not Taylor Zakhar Perez as we thought), while Jacob is rumoured to be smitten with his Europhia co-star Zendaya.
All's well that ends well, hey?
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