Could The Kissing Booth 3's Elle Come Back After The Netflix Threequel? Joey King Shares Her Honest Thoughts

Joel Courtney and Joey King in The Kissing Booth 3
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SPOILERS are ahead for The Kissing Booth 3.

The Kissing Booth is closed for business as of this week with the release of the third film. Netflix’s The Kissing Booth 3 has soared to the top of the streaming service’s trending titles just as each of the films before it. The franchise starring Joey King has become a massive hit, but every story must end… unless? Well, let’s see what the 22-year-old star and executive producer thinks.

For the past three years Joey King has played Elle Evans in the YA rom-com that follows her being caught between her relationship with her best friend Lee (Joel Courtney) and her secret crush-turned-boyfriend Noah (Jacob Elordi), who happen to be brothers. Now that we know how The Kissing Booth 3 leaves things with each character, King spoke about her thoughts about more movies after it. As she told The New York Times:

I started these movies when I was 17. We were just like, we hope people like it — if anyone even sees it. Little did we know what a big impact this would have. I’ve never tired of playing Elle. It’s so fun. Watching this story be wrapped up so nicely in like a beautiful bow, I think it would be a little hard to come back after that. We made this ending exactly what I think it needed to be. Selfishly, do I want to play Elle again? Absolutely. But I think that the story is in its final chapter.

Well there you go. It really is goodbye for The Kissing Booth, according to the actress. As she says, she loved playing the role whether they became popular or not. But at the same time, the cast and crew worked really hard on making sure fans got a satisfying ending to the story and she’d hate to step on that. Delivering a satisfying story is more important to her than the added Netflix fame and we can understand that.

Kissing Booth 3 is all about Joey King deciding upon her future after high school, which involves her having to pick between the two Flynn brothers. She initially decides to go to Harvard to be with Noah, despite secretly getting into Lee’s school of Berkeley. But ultimately, she decides to go with her own interests and applies to go to USC for their video game design program.

The movie ends with fast-forwarding the story six years. Elle and her friends have all graduated from college and they meet in the same summer location they grew up in. Elle is designing video games and when she bumps into Noah, he has offers from law firms Los Angeles and New York. The Kissing Booth ends with a wink, wink that Elle and Noah might rekindle their high school romance after breaking up before college.

The Kissing Booth may be over, but we’re confident Joey King will continue to be a prominent actress and producer in movies with a number of projects already on the way.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
Staff Writer

Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.