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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 Says Jacob Elordi Approved THAT Tweet, Explains Why She Deleted It

Joey King is opening up about that viral tweet she posted last week in response to her The Kissing Booth co-star and ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi saying he didn’t watch the sequel.

The 21-year-old actress made a virtual appearance on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday morning (August 11) and opened up about the film.

Howard is actually a massive fan of The Kissing Booth film franchise and says that Joey is his favorite actress!

After Jacob claimed he hasn’t seen The Kissing Booth 2, Joey tweeted, “Jacob watched it. He’s capping.” The tweet was deleted shortly after and she’s explaining why.

“I said, ‘Jacob watched it. He’s capping.’ Which, ‘capping’ means lying. I head the term ‘capping’ on like Tik Tok and Twitter and Instagram, through friends, and I was like ‘I guess this is the new thing.’ Apparently its not. It’s something I should not have used as a white person. I took it down… two accounts on Twitter called me out for it, that’s why I deleted it. People thought it was because I was like ‘oh no I shouldn’t have said that about him’ so I deleted it because of that,” Joey said.

She continued, “The tweet was a jovial thing. It wasn’t to be mean—it really wasn’t. I know the The Kissing Booth fans they are always so curious about that tension of sorts and so I was like I’m just going to, I know they will appreciate it and that’s who it was for.”

“I did get his permission to tweet it so that was fine,” Joey added. “He had a good sense of humor about that tweet, for sure.”

Jacob recently opened up about what bothered him about the first Kissing Booth movie.

FYI: Joey is wearing a SAVÀ skirt, a Princess Polly top, Jennifer Zeuner earrings and colored rings, a Versace chain necklace and Stella Bow’s I Am A Voter pendant necklace.

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Joey King Reacts to Jacob Elordi Saying He Didn't Watch 'The Kissing Booth 2'

Jacob Elordi claims that he hasn’t watched the new movie The Kissing Booth 2 and his co-star Joey King says that’s not true!

The 21-year-old actress took to Twitter on Thursday night (August 6) to rebut what Jacob said in a new interview.

“I haven’t seen it. You’ve seen more than I have. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that, but I haven’t,” Jacob told Variety.

Joey tweeted, “Jacob watched it. He’s capping.” For those that don’t know, the expression “capping” means lying or faking.

Soon after that tweet went out to her fans, Joey posted a GIF of Benedict Cumberbatch sipping tea.

One of the other stars from The Kissing Booth 2 just responded to rumors that he and Joey are a couple.

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Jacob Elordi Admits He Hasn't Watched 'The Kissing Booth 2'

Jacob Elordi has admitted something that may or may not surprise fans of The Kissing Booth film series.

The 23-year-old Aussie actor, who plays Noah Flynn in the Netflix movies, says that he still hasn’t seen The Kissing Booth 2, despite it being the number one film on the streaming service for weeks.

“I haven’t seen it. You’ve seen more than I have. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that, but I haven’t,” Jacob said in a new interview with Variety. He then asked the reporter if she honestly liked the film.

“Yeah, it was cute… I thought it was better than the first one,” the reporter said. Jacob replied, “That’s so kind of you.”

A lot of fans were under the assumption that Jacob was “miserable” while making the sequel and he recently responded to those reports.

Jacob also opened up about what bothered him in the first Kissing Booth movie.

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'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 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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Get to Know 'Kissing Booth 2' Star Meganne Young with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

The Kissing Booth 2 is still the number one movie on Netflix after a full week and we caught up with one of the movie’s stars to learn more about her!

Meganne Young plays the role of Rachel, Lee’s girlfriend, in both the first and second movies. She will also appear in the upcoming third movie, which was just announced.

You might also recognize Meganne, 30, from her work in the Starz series Black Sails or from her guest spots on shows like Supernatural and Legends of Tomorrow.

Here are 10 Fun Facts about Meganne:

  • 1. I chew really loudly. As I sat down to write out my 10 facts you might not know about me, I took a big bite of a peanut butter cup (at 9am in the morning) and simultaneously asked my friend for suggestions…. she gave me a knowing smile and said: “you chew REALLY loudly”.
  • 2. I love wearing pajama sets and fluffy onesies (in the winter). I try to be in bed by 10pm and getting into a nice set of jammies or snuggling into a warm fluffy onesie makes me so happy.
  • 3. I went to school in four different countries. South Africa, Nigeria, Switzerland and, finally, Sri Lanka where I graduated from The Overseas School of Colombo.
  • 4. I’ve been talking about getting a tattoo for about 5 years and still haven’t gotten one.
  • 5. I’ve watched Black Panther about 20 times.

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