‘The Kissing Booth 2’: Maisie Richardson-Sellers on What Changes About Chloe as the Film Goes on
The Kissing Booth 2 is out on Netflix and viewers are still analyzing all that went down. One character, Chloe, may have been off-putting to some fans but she turned out to be virtually harmless to the relationship of our main characters. The actress who plays Chloe, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, recently spoke about how her character changed as the film went on.
One interloper in the film was actually one and the other was a red herring
The premise of The Kissing Booth 2 was setting up obstacles in the relationship between Elle (Joey King) and Noah (Jacob Elordi). Now that Noah was in college, they two weren’t living in the same city or going to the same school. The movie presented it as both of them had new people in their lives. Noah had Chloe and Elle had Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez).
For Noah, he is facing imposter syndrome and Chloe assists a lot with that as well as helping him acclimate. To viewers, a lot of this is presented as coming across like it is more than friendship. For Elle’s it looks like she could really have feelings for Marco, who has to be her new dance partner now. As the film progresses, we realize that believing Chloe could be an actual interloper between Elle and Noah was just a distraction. Still, Marco is very interested in having a romantic relationship with Elle and is the actual interloper.
What Maisie Richardson-Sellers says about Chloe
In an interview with Collider, Richardson-Sellers talked about the fact that Chloe turned out to be different than the seeds that were planted about her earlier in the film. When the publication asked how much of the character was there in the beginning when compared to what we saw on-screen, the actress said a few additions were made.
“Vince [Marcello] and Jay [Arnold] wrote her really well, on the page, but I studied anthropology and archeology at Oxford, so we decided that she was probably majoring in something like anthropology or human rights law,” she explained. “So, in this one scene, when I tell a story when I first see Elle, I tell this story from this amazing man that I met in Port Elizabeth, where I’d been on a Safari adventure. They brought things like that into her, organically from me, but also, we worked really hard on making sure that we didn’t cross that line between her being, in any way, a mean girl. She’s very kind.”
There are portions of the film where you think that Chloe is actually similar to Marco in the fact that he is seriously trying to pull the couple apart. However, by the end of the film, it is confirmed that this is totally not th truth at all and Chloe is actually that nice. “When you watch the film and see the ending, you’ll notice just how truthful she is and how honest she actually is,” the actress added. “What happens is how people interpret her behavior. That’s what changes. So, by always being true to her and always making sure that she is this supportive, curious, vivacious woman, it made her someone that, like you said, I wanted to spend time with. That’s what we were aiming for.”
The Kissing Booth and The Kissing Booth 2 are both streaming on Netflix. The third film in the franchise has already filmed and is set to debut sometime next year.