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'Kissing Booth 2' Director Explains Why Extras Were Booing on Set

The director of The Kissing Booth 2 is opening up about how they filmed that big dance competition scene at the end and what happened with the extras on set.

In the smash hit Netflix movie, Joey King‘s character Elle enters a dance competition in hopes of winning tuition money for college and she partners up with Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez), a new kid at school who is also an incredible dancer.

Marco also becomes a threat to Elle’s relationship with Noah (Jacob Elordi), who is off at school at Harvard the entire time.

Writer and director Vince Marcello told Variety, “The concept of the competition being something that would feed her ability to go to Harvard or a higher tuition school became a conflict of that. The guy that is helping her make the money is also the guy threatening her relationship.”

Vince says that Joey and Taylor rehearsed their dance routine in Los Angeles before they filmed it in front of a live audience on set.

“When Marco and Elle came out to shoot that, we had 2500 extras for that shooting day. The second they walked in, that crowd became a full-on audience. They were watching this dance happen with no idea what’s happening in the movie. When Marco and Elle were rehearsing it, the audience was booing because they didn’t want her kissing this other guy. We were backstage and shocked,” Vince revealed. “But after a couple of takes, Jacob arrived, and as soon as he arrived, it was the strangest thing, because it felt like we were watching this moment as he realizes something is going on between them.”

Taylor recently addressed the rumors that he and Joey are now dating in real life.

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Joey King's 'Kissing Booth 2' Co-Star Taylor Zakhar Perez Says He'd 'Love' to Date Her!

Taylor Zakhar Perez may not be dating Joey King, but he’d love to!

The 28-year-old actor opened up about his 21-year-old The Kissing Booth 2 co-star on Monday (August 10) on the Chicks in the Office podcast.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Joey King

“We were quarantine buddies so I would see [King] all the time because we lived five minutes away from each other. We know what our relationship is, we love each other dearly,” he explained.

“It’s been interesting how everyone has been trying to make something out of it but it’s fine. I mean, hey, I would love to be dating Joey King, she’s dope,” he continued.

“I’m a huge fan of dating your friend, someone that you know and you trust because that’s where it all starts right. For me, non-sexual intimacy is so much more important to me at first. I’m all about the sensitive stuff.”

“I’m all about the ROI, what’s the return on investment. If I’m investing this much time into someone I’m gonna be dating, I’m gonna make sure this is more than a three-month thing. I’m more into long-term goal wise when it comes to work and relationships and everything…life’s short and you want to make sure you are spending it with the best people. I’m so much more turned on by emotional intimacy than sexual intimacy at first. I love that,” he went on to say.

The two recently made headlines for their hiking trip together. See the pictures!

'Kissing Booth 2' Star Taylor Zakhar Perez Confirms He's Not Dating Joey King

Taylor Zakhar Perez is putting dating rumors to rest!

The 28-year-old actor opened up about the whispers of him possibly dating his The Kissing Booth 2 co-star Joey King in an interview with Access on Wednesday (August 5).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Joey King

During the chat with Access Hollywood‘s Kit Hoover about his sudden rise to fame, he spoke about the attention he’s getting, as well as his character in The Kissing Booth 2. Taylor also confirmed that he’s not dating his co-star, Joey, despite speculation that the two were more than just friends.

“I know, we went away this weekend…everyone kinda freaked about it. We are not dating. We just became really close during filming, but we became even closer after filming because we literally live close to each other…we were kind of each other’s accountability partners during quarantine,” he explained.

He also revealed his favorite thing about Joey: “She can make me cry laugh. She is hysterical…she just cracks me up, and she has this really funny laugh that makes me laugh even more.”

Plus, he teased what fans can expect from the highly-anticipated third installment of the hit series!

The two made headlines for their hiking trip together. See the pictures!

Joey King Goes Hiking with Taylor Zakhar Perez During Their Weekend Getaway!

Joey King and her The Kissing Booth 2 co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez are on vacation together and we have more pics from their weekend getaway!

The 21-year-old actress and the 28-year-old actor, who played Elle and Marco in the Netflix rom-com, enjoyed the California wilderness during a hike on Sunday (August 2).

Joey and Taylor both shared photos on their Instagram accounts and you can check out all of the snaps in the gallery. The co-stars were joined by a group of friends, including Taylor‘s sister, for the getaway. They assured fans that they all tested negative for COVID-10 before setting off on the trip.

Make sure to check out the pics of Joey and Taylor going for a swim under a waterfall!

Joey just landed a movie role alongside one of the biggest stars in the world.

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Joey King Swims Under a Waterfall with Taylor Zakhar Perez During Post-Birthday Getaway!

Joey King is on a weekend getaway with her The Kissing Booth 2 co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez and it looks like they’re having a blast together!

The 21-year-old actress and the 28-year-old actor shared some fun photos from their trip on Instagram on Saturday (August 1).

Joey and Taylor both posted the same “road trip” photos to their Instagram Stories that morning and they later shared photos while swimming by a waterfall. Joining them on the trip were Taylor‘s sister Maria and a couple other friends.

Taylor assured fans that they tested negative for COVID-19 before setting off on the getaway!

Earlier in the week, Joey celebrated her 21st birthday by hitting the beach in a bikini. Make sure to check out those photos!

In The Kissing Booth 2, Joey and Taylor‘s characters Elle and Marco end up in a love triangle with Jacob Elordi‘s Noah. After the movie premiered and went to number one, the two young stars reunited in Los Angeles to celebrate the film’s success.

UPDATE: See the photos of the two stars on the second day of their trip!

15+ pictures inside of Joey King and Taylor Zakhar Perez on their getaway… More Here! »

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Joey King Reveals That 'Kissing Booth 2' DDR Scene Wasn't Actually Filmed in an Arcade! (Video)

Joey King has shared a behind-the-scenes clip from the set of The Kissing Booth 2, which shows that the final arcade scene with Elle and Marco wasn’t actually filmed in an arcade!

In the clip, Joey and co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez are dancing on a Dance Dance Revolution machine that is sitting in the middle of a green screen room.

“Dance into the weekend with us AND WATCH THE KISSING BOOTH 2 ON NETFLIX!!! This is the full version that we shot of the final arcade scene with Marco and Elle,” Joey captioned the clip on her Instagram account. “We danced the entire day which was killer on my shin splints but my dance partner made it all worth it. This was a really exhausting day but more fun than anything else. I miss this a lot 🥺❤️”

Joey and Taylor learned the choreography for the dance routine so that they could perform the entire thing from start to finish – in one take!

Earlier this week, Joey celebrated her 21st birthday and shared some bikini photos from the beach.

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The Kissing Booth 2's Taylor Zakhar Perez Goes Shirtless While Modeling the Only Mask He'll Ever Use!

Taylor Zakhar Perez, who plays Marco in the new Netflix movie The Kissing Booth 2, is putting his hot body on display in the campaign for Variant Malibu‘s new masks!

The 28-year-old actor is photographed alongside model Alejandro Rojas in the campaign photos. They’re showing fans how you can do a full workout and still wear a mask.

“Introducing VL-M2, made in Malibu. The only mask I’ll ever use,” Taylor wrote on Instagram. “After two months of ideation and testing, here’s another 3D-knit, non-medical mask built for all day comfort and athletic use. Disclaimer: This mask is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.”

You can order the masks now on VariantMalibu.com!

Taylor is one of the new stars in The Kissing Booth sequel and he’ll be returning for the third movie, which was secretly filmed at the same time as the second one.

Check out the super cute reunion that Taylor had over the weekend to celebrate the film’s release!

15+ pictures inside of Taylor Zakhar Perez going shirtless for the new campaign… More Here! »

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