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Kissing Booth's Joel Courtney Reveals His Favorite Memory From Filming

Kissing Booth's Joel Courtney Reveals His Favorite Memory From Filming

Joel Courtney strikes a pose for his brand-new photo shoot featured in Da Man magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the Kissing Booth and Super 8 actor had to share with the mag:

On what makes The Kissing Booth stand out from other rom-coms set in high school:The Kissing Booth stands apart from the crowd. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to who said ‘Elle was going to break up with Noah and realize Lee is the one for her.’ And I told them all: ‘Well, if that’s what you think maybe you should go watch the movie and be surprised.’ There is warmth and hope throughout the movie. This movie has optimism for love and kindness that I don’t feel most movies have anymore.”

On what first drew him to The Kissing Booth: “My character. Lee is similar to myself. If you stripped away all of my inhibitions, filters and worries in the world, I would be Lee. And of course the friendship between Lee and Elle. This character was so perfect for me that a friend told me if I didn’t book it I should quit acting. Thank God I booked it!”

On his fondest memory from working on the movie: “The harmony on set between Joey King, Jacob Elordi and myself. We were inseparable. The chemistry shines through in one of my favorite scenes: When we have our big falling out and all go our separate ways. That sequence is so heartbreaking to the fans because it was heartbreaking to us. And at the end of that day I thing we had a big group hug and got some thick shakes.”

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Joey King Talks Why 'The Kissing Booth' Became A Big Hit on Netflix

Joey King Talks Why 'The Kissing Booth' Became A Big Hit on Netflix

You’ve watching The Kissing Booth on Netflix, right? Of course you have!

Since the premiere in May, the film has skyrocketed and it became one of the go-to films on the streaming service for people to watch.

While Netflix doesn’t release ratings for their original programs, it does report that of the viewers who have watched, one in three have seen it more than once, which is 30 percent higher than the normal rate.

Star Joey King and writer/director Vince Marcello recently chatted NY Times about the movie and just why people are flocking to it.

“You can run commercials, you can do all the conventional stuff, but none of it is as powerful as people on their Twitter feeds saying, ‘Oh my God, check this out, it gave me all the feels’,” Vince shared.

Joey continues that the online fandom has become addicted: “Young people on Instagram made these fan accounts and started hanging out with each other because they love and relate to it so much.”

She also acknowledges that while critics hated the movie, it wasn’t something she was seeking out. She just wanted to see how fans felt about it.

“The problem with critics, not to bash on them, is that when they’re watching a movie, they’re looking for very specific things,” Joey says. “They are forgetting what it’s like to watch a movie and not have to think about how happy you feel. ‘The Kissing Booth’ just makes you feel good.”

And, it also helps that she’s dating Jacob Elordi, aka Noah, in real life, too.

“It’s exciting for people to know what they saw on screen was real.”

Joel Courtney Designs 'Kissing Booth' Shirt For Charity & Time Is Almost Up To Get Them!

Joel Courtney Designs 'Kissing Booth' Shirt For Charity & Time Is Almost Up To Get Them!

Much like his co-star Joey King, Joel Courtney is giving back in a pretty cool way.

The 22-year-old actor is selling The Kissing Booth inspired t-shirts via Represent to raise money for The Lollipops Kids Foundation. On top of that, they feature the ACTUAL kissing booth on them with the catchphrase “Rules are meant to be broken”.

“For all you procrastinators out there (I know cuz I’ll be one tomorrow) there is a countdown on this once in a lifetime opportunity and you only have a couple days left to get these shirts!” Joel reminded his fans on Instagram.

The design, created by Joel, is available for only a few more days. 50% of proceeds going to the Lollipop Kids Foundation, helping children with disabilities.

He added, “@lollipoptheater is an amazing nonprofit that literally lives off of donations. And I’m so thankful and stoked to be teamed up with @represent to help them out as much as possible. Go check out the gear in the link in my BIO!!!”

Check out the tees HERE!

'Kissing Booth' Author Beth Reekles Shares Her First Impression of the Cast!

'Kissing Booth' Author Beth Reekles Shares Her First Impression of the Cast!

Beth Reekles, who wrote the YA novel “The Kissing Booth” (when she was just 15!) is opening up about what she first thought of the cast of the Netflix movie!

“When I met the cast, I knew they’d done a perfect job,” Beth told Teen Vogue about the stars, including Jacob Elordi, Joey King, and Joel Courtney. “They didn’t look exactly how I imagined, but that didn’t matter because they portrayed the characters so perfectly.”

“I couldn’t get over the fact that I would be talking to Jacob one minute, and then the next second, he was Noah,” she added. “His smirk was exactly the way I imagined Noah’s smirk to be.”

We’re still crossing our fingers for a sequel!

READ MORE: ‘The Kissing Booth’ Author Beth Reekles Reacts to Watching the Film!

Joey King & Jacob Elordi Hit Their Heads A Couple Times During Their First Kiss

Joey King & Jacob Elordi Hit Their Heads A Couple Times During Their First Kiss

There’s a very big, noticeable height difference between on-and-off screen couple Joey King and Jacob Elordi, and yes, they noticed it themselves.

The 18-year-old actress spoke to Seventeen in a new interview about how, while rehearsing one of their kiss scenes for The Kissing Booth, they definitely hit their heads.

“I remember the first time I had to kiss Jacob. That was crazy. I was so nervous,” Joey admits before going on with her story. “So, Jacob and I were in our director’s office rehearsing the scene. He like, ‘Ok, we’re going to rehearse today, blah, blah, blah, and we’re going to rehearse this scene.’ I flip to the page and it’s our gazebo kiss, the super passionate, intense one.”

She recalls, “I was like, ‘Omg! I just met this guy. I have to make out with this person in an office.’ He was nervous. I was nervous.”

But it’s all good, because they worked it out, even if there were a few bumps along the way.

“It all worked out, but it was hilarious because I was in a small square office, trying to figure out how to run up to him and grab his face and kiss him,” Joey says. “And you know, he’s pretty tall. Figuring that out the first time was a bit challenging. I think we hit heads a couple of times.”

The Kissing Booth is streaming now on Netflix.

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