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Jacob Elordi Covers Man About Town

Jacob Elordi Covers Man About Town

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After some much needed downtime at home in Australia, the Euphoria and Kissing Booth star is back – hungry, with a better idea of who he is.

You can find out a surprising amount about someone from observing them eat dinner – be it table manners or just general eating etiquette.

I discover this when catching up with Jacob Elordi for the second time; because he is hungry. Like, really hungry. Ravenous even, and apologetically so. By sheer coincidence, the last time I saw Elordi eating was also involved, at an awards ceremony dinner in Sydney where we were sat opposite one another. For the record, so as to not embarrass Elordi, I’ll say this much: he’s a pretty graceful eater, both in person and over Zoom. At times in between forkfuls there were a few stray elbows on the table but for someone who’s 6ft 5 tall that’s understandable. Indeed, he’s certainly well-mannered enough for his mother to be happy.

For the past month or so, the 23 year old has been living up in Byron Bay’s Hinterland enjoying some quality family time, reading lots of books and surfing. “It’s been unbelievable,” he beams, having just returned from a long evening surf session. “We’ve got five acres up here on the top of the mountain, so I can see over the bay. I get the country and the beach and it’s just been the most relaxing time ever,” he continues, washing down the last of his Vietnamese takeout with a sip of Stone & Wood beer.

Over the course of our conversation, we discuss all manner of topics that are close to Elordi, from the importance of spending time with family and friends to his acting and what he’s looking for from his work in the future. Most imminently, he’s returning to his most complex role yet – reunited with Nate Jacobs as filming for season two ofEuphoria finally gets underway.

“What I like about Euphoria is we don’t need to spell everything out all the time. If people are feeling a kind of way, it’s human. If they are that, it’s human. The show throws you in there and lets you know, hey, these are the people, this is who they are. Now, watch them play,” he says of the award-winning show that quickly made him a household Hollywood name.

“The first season was unknown territory, I didn’t know what I was stepping into, what I was becoming, I guess. But going in the second season, I won’t say it’s like greeting an old friend but there is a comfort in going back into a space that I know.”

Jacob Elordi and Megan Thee Stallion Join Today’s Leaders For Calvin Klein’s New Campaign

Jacob Elordi and Megan Thee Stallion Join Today’s Leaders For Calvin Klein’s New Campaign

Jacob Elordi Is So Dramatic

Jacob Elordi Is So Dramatic

In Euphoria, Australian actor Jacob Elordi’s character, Nate, is a case study in American teenage toxic masculinity, a complete 180 from the more conventionally romantic role in his breakthrough film, The Kissing Booth. Off-screen, however, the 23-year-old embodies something of a new type of masculinity unbothered by convention. Perhaps it’s because he spent parts of his childhood dressed in a curly wig and wearing red lipstick. For W’s annual Best Performances issue, Elordi, who is set to appear in the upcoming Deep Water, discusses his first kiss, audiences’ reactions to his role as Nate, and his early crush on Orlando Bloom in The Lord of the Rings.

Have you wanted to be an actor your whole life, or was that a sudden desire?
I think subconsciously, my whole life I wanted to be an actor, because I demanded all the attention from my parents and friends and people around me. Probably from when I was 12, I started doing musical theater. I did Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Seussical. From there I took drama classes. And then from about 15, there was not much else for me to do.

Were you a dramatic child?
Yeah, still am. I still am a dramatic child, for sure.

You’d start singing in the middle of public places?
No, I don’t think I would call myself a theater kid necessarily, who just starts whooping out ballads and songs. I’m more dramatic like in a drama movie. I’ll make everything 10 times more intense, serious, or heartbreaking than it needs to be.

You’re the baby of a large family. Did your sisters dress you up like a doll?
I think it was all of us dressing up. My mom has videos of me with this great ginger curly wig, with red lipstick on, and my sister’s purse. I don’t remember ever resenting it or putting up much of a fight.

Head over to the W Magazine website to read the rest of the interview!

Photos: On Set of ‘Euphoria’

Photos: On Set of ‘Euphoria’

I’ve added a handful of new photos of Jacob on the set of the first season of Euphoria into the gallery. Check them out!

Photos: VMan Spring/Summer 2020 Scans

Photos: VMan Spring/Summer 2020 Scans

I’ve finally added digital scans from last years’ spring/summer issue of VMan Magazine into the gallery. Head over and check them out!