Cast of 'The Kissing Booth 2' Shares Thoughts about the Movie's Upcoming Release on Netflix
The sequel to the 2018 box office hit was released today, July 24, 2020, on Netflix, and the cast of the teen romantic comedy expressed their delight at its release.
"Kissing Booth" is an American teen rom-com that was released on Netflix in 2018. Despite negative reviews from film critics, who harped on its cliche storyline, it was deemed a commercial success by Netflix.
Nearly two years after the release of the first movie, the sequel was released on Netflix today, and the casts of "Kissing Booth 2" are already creating a buzz about the film.
Recently, the film's main cast members, including Joey King, Joel Courtney, Taylor Zakhar Perez, and Maisie Richardson-Sellers, sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for a virtual interview.
During the candid interview, the casts revealed why they think the sequel is better than the first movie and gave advice on how best to maintain a long-distance relationship. While speaking about the sequel, King said:
"...We wanted to give fans something to remember. Something that is even bigger and better than what they fell in love with in the first place."
"Kissing Booth 2" picks up from where the first movie ended. Noah jets off to Harvard for his college education, while Elle stays behind to complete her final year in high school.
The sequel sees lovebirds Elle Evans (Joey King), and Noah Fynn (Jacob Elordi) fight the distance to maintain their relationship and stay committed to each other. Elle is also faced with the tough decision of where she wants to go for her college education.
The movie has been marked as one to watch out for this weekend by various media sources.
"Kissing Booth 2" also featured a plot twist with the introduction of two potential love interests, Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez) and Chloe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), for Elle and Noah respectively.
Earlier in the month, the official trailer of "Kissing Booth 2" was released, and it gave fans a sneak preview into what to expect in the movie. When asked whether Elle and Noah would be endgame, King replied, borrowing a line from the trailer. She said:
"Just like Elle says in the trailer, she always thought they were [endgame]. But things change, things happen."
The "Kissing Booth 2" movie is based on the novel of the same title, which was written by Beth Reekles. The film was directed by Vince Marcello and introduced two new characters, played by Taylor Zakhar Perez and Maisie Richardson-Sellers.
Richardson-Sellers is a fast-rising Hollywood star, and she portrays Chloe in the sequel. Chloe is introduced as Noah's classmate at Harvard and rivals Elle for his heart as she develops a particular fondness for him.
The movie has been marked as one to watch out for this weekend by various media sources, including The Toronto Sun, Glamour, among several others. The first movie was a huge commercial success enjoying repeated streaming on the online platform.
Given the suspense created by the official trailer and the cast's buzz, it seems like viewers have something to look forward to over the weekend.