The Kissing Booth 2 premiered on Netflix last week and fans cannot stop talking about it. The movie sees Elle (Joey King) struggling with her long-distance relationship with Noah (Jacob Elordi) after he leaves to attend Harvard. Her friendship with Lee (Joel Courtney) is put to the test when Noah encourages her to apply to Harvard, conflicting with her lifelong plan to attend Berkeley. The film also introduces fans to Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez), an attractive transfer student who competes for Elle’s affection.
Elle’s burgeoning feelings for Marco, her strained relationship with Noah, and the revival of the Kissing Booth all make for a great rom-com.
Aside from Perez providing the story with conflict, fans are noticing that the actor reminds them of someone else—a character straight out of a satirical telenovela, that is! People who have watched The Kissing Booth 2 and The CW’s Jane the Virgin have noticed that Perez bears a striking resemblance to Justin Baldoni, the actor who plays heartthrob Rafael Solano.
They do look similar! Both men have dark hair, brown eyes, and a jawline for days. However, Marco is missing Rafael’s signature scruff. Maybe The Kissing Booth producers should think about hiring Baldoni to play Marco’s older brother in The Kissing Booth 3!
Once you see the comparison, you can’t unsee it!
We can only hope that we will get to see more of Taylor Zakhar Perez singing and being adorably charming in The Kissing Booth 3! The movie is expected to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2021.