Jacob Elordi Says Playing High School Characters is Taxing

Tamara Fuentes
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Photo credit: JP Yim - Getty Images
Photo credit: JP Yim - Getty Images

From Seventeen

Jacob Elordi might be known for playing the hot high school bad boy, but he certainly won't be playing those roles for much longer.

In a new interview with GQ Australia, The Kissing Booth 2 and Euphoria star opened up about still playing characters that are in high school.

"Nothing against that but I’ve sort of done it and it would be really hard for me to find joy in that. I’m also getting older now, and I’m starting to look older, so to keep going back to high school is kind of taxing," he said.

Jacob will have to wait a little bit longer to officially graduate from high school roles due to his character in Euphoria, but he says the show has been a different experience for him as it allowed him to play a younger character in more adult situations.

"After Euphoria, the coolest shift happened," he continued. "It put me on the radar, that I could maybe act, and it allowed me to sit down with these guys whose work I admire – they knew my work and they had enjoyed it. So I could have these really adult, creative conversations with like-minded people."

To be fair, it's actually very common for older actors to play teens in high school, especially due to filming restrictions for minors. But at least Jacob Elordi got to play a college student in The Kissing Booth 2 so hopefully that shook things up for him a bit.

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