Taylor Zakhar Perez has shared his thoughts on Jacob Elordi’s recent comments regarding The Kissing Booth films.

Before earning critical acclaim for his performances in Euphoria and Saltburn, the Australian actor first broke out on the scene as the lead of the Netflix rom-com.

Based on the 2012 novel of the same name, The Kissing Booth follows high school junior Elle Evans (Joey King) as she navigates her new romance with upperclassman Noah Flynn (Elordi), who also happens to be the older brother of her best friend, Lee Flynn (Joel Courtney).

While the film received less-than-favourable reviews from critics, its popularity among viewers resulted in two sequels – which featured the star of Red, White & Royal Blue, Zakhar Perez.

Since stepping away from The Kissing Booth franchise, Elordi has remained an open book about how much he disliked making the movies.

In a recent interview with GQ, the Priscilla actor described the rom-com films as “not universal”.

“I didn’t want to make those movies before I made those movies. Those movies are ridiculous. They’re not universal. They’re an escape,” he said.

Elordi also compared The Kissing Booth series and the “one for me, one for you” ethos to traps, adding: “Because it can become 15 for them, none for you. You have no original ideas, and you’re dead inside. So it’s a fine dance.”

Shortly after the release of his interview, the Dark Waters actor received varying responses from fans, ranging from support to pushback.

Elordi’s thoughts on The Kissing Booth series also captured the attention of Zakhar Perez, who expressed his sadness over the former’s not-so-great experience.

“I thought it was a shame because, to my knowledge, everybody else had such a wonderful experience,” the Minx star told Variety at the GQ Men of the Year party.

“It’s a shame that was his experience on the set. Especially when those movies came out, it was a time when we really needed something like that.”

Zakhar Perez went on to say that he still gets stopped by fans of the franchise who praised the films for helping them during a dark time.

“I guess the silver lining is he still made people laugh and feel good,” the 1 Up star added.

While Elordi doesn’t have fond memories of making the films, he told Variety at the aforementioned GQ party that he was “incredibly grateful” for the cast.