In November 2023, Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan starred in Saltburn, a psychological thriller based on a student who becomes obsessed with a wealthy classmate in his college. Elordi and Keoghan shared sizzling and steamy chemistry together in many scenes that were of explicit nature. The Eternals star and The Kissing Booth actor also have a hugely popular fan base, following Keoghan’s impressive performance in The Banshees of Inisherin, and Elordi winning hearts in Euphoria and Priscilla.
More significantly, their raw chemistry with each other in Saltburn made audiences wonder if they were actually a couple in real life. Keoghan though, squashed these rumors, but revealed in no uncertain terms, that he considered himself fortunate to be linked to someone as talented and grounded as Elordi.
Barry Keoghan Sang Jacob Elordi’s Praises
Performing s*xually graphic scenes in films requires an elevated level of comfort between co-stars. Saltburn actors Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan proved that they were able to find an organic chemistry between them in many intimate segments in their film. Their on-screen attraction was so raw and real that many fans felt they could be a real-life couple.
While Keoghan lightheartedly laughed off the comments, the Marvel star was quick to add that he was a huge fanboy of Elordi, and took these reactions as a huge compliment. In a TikTok interview (via X), The Green Knight star sang the Priscilla actor’s praises and said,
“People think we’re together, it’s crazy. Im not that lucky! Real recognizes real. He’s so genuine and supportive. He’s always checking in on me and so that translated onto the screen.”
Keoghan believed that their instant connection as friends during the filming of the movie, allowed him and Elordi to navigate the s*x scenes with ease.
Jacob Elordi On The Explicit Bathtub Scene In Saltburn
Emerald Fennell’s s*xually explosive gay drama Saltburn, has got many tongues wagging. Apart from Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan’s sizzling chemistry, the film shocked many sections of audiences with its graphic s*x scenes that did not leave anything to the imagination. One particular scene involving Elordi m**terbating in a bathtub and Keoghan cleaning it up with his tongue, has been talked about widely.
While some sections of the audience felt that this was a step too far, there were others who believed that the raw nature of the scene depicted the reality of the situation at hand. Elordi for his part, believed that the scene wasn’t there merely as a shock factor. In an interview with USA Today, the Euphoria star said,
“There was no world in which it was funny or we were joking about it, It wasn’t a shock meant to make people’s skin crawl. It was all about devotion and love.”
Elordi and Keoghan’s complete submission to the narrative and to the requirements of their roles ensured that Saltburn would be talked about extensively for a long time.