saltburn is out, and whether you’re completely enthralled or numb to the set pieces of Emerald Fennell’s sophomore film, we can all agree on the obvious chemistry between its heroes. Barry Keoghan plays Oliver Quick, an apparently working-class student obsessed with his handsome, charismatic and impossibly wealthy classmate Felix Caton, who is killed by Jacob Elordi.
With the SAG strike over, Keoghan and Elordi are completing a press tour to promote the film, during which they decide to put on a spectacular display of male friendship. During a panel following the film’s L.A. premiere on November 17, Elordi and Keoghan were seen making fun of each other, and, at one point, Elordi reaches down for Keoghan’s drink and taps her leg. As if to say “Welcome, King in a Nutshell.”
This delightful back-and-forth is summed up perfectly Diversity The interview between Elordi and Keoghan (and if you look closely, the rest of their joint interviews). Talking about an infamous bathroom scene in saltburn, In which Oliver shoves it down the bath drain after Felix masturbates, Elordi joked, “I said, ‘Thank God, it’s mine. I was so proud.'” I was very proud to taste it.”
To which Keoghan responded, “He doesn’t message me back or call me back. it’s so weird. He’s pretending to like me. This is weird, man.”
That same night on the red carpet, the press caught Keoghan vying for a kiss from Elordi. Some have been quick to call this behavior ‘queer-baiting’ and there is undoubtedly some careful marketing going on. But also… maybe they’re obsessed with each other? Not the deadly kind of passion between Felix and Oliver, more like two drunk girls in a club bathroom. if we’ve learned anything saltburn This is a friendship in which even a man can include many people. Just ask Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott.
– Marc Malkin (@marcmalkin) 15 November 2023
Anyway, it’s not like this is the first time that the two lead co-stars have exposed their relationship to the press. Many people will remember Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s romance doubly a star is born Or Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain while promoting Scenes from a wedding. Here’s what the internet has to say about Elordi and Keoghan’s dynamic.
Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan pic.twitter.com/8unU1j9SI9
– Lu (@christiansbale) 19 November 2023
Seeing any kind of press photo/video of Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan together just makes me think pic.twitter.com/E9LSDMxTbh
– Sian 🦩♎️ (@Sian__McG) 17 November 2023
Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan pic.twitter.com/HvNX2uK8k2
– Liz (@wlscarah) 17 November 2023
Impressed by the way Barry Keoghan talks about Jacob Elordi pic.twitter.com/nMkhwjFbfZ
– Yuli (@Sarrated) 17 November 2023
Fighting the urge to tweet some absolutely mean things about Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi
– Tuwa (@twwlnh) 20 November 2023