‘The Kissing Booth 2’: Who Plays Marco? Taylor Zakhar Perez Joins the Cast for the Sequel Film

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taylor Zakhar Perez as Marco on

The Kissing Booth 2 is across the nook, and Netflix followers already know Marco, performed by Taylor Zakhar Perez, isn’t only a snack — he’s the entire meal. When the teaser trailer dropped earlier this month, viewers immediately seen the brand new addition to the forged. And though Perez’s character rivals Noah (Jacob Elordi), some Kissing Booth followers are rooting for Marco to get along with Elle (Joey King). So who’s Marco and his real-life alter ego? Here’s every part it’s essential know.

Who is Taylor Zakhar Perez from ‘The Kissing Booth 2’?

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If you assume Perez appears to be like acquainted in The Kissing Booth 2, you could be mistaken. According to Perez’s IMDb profile and Glamour, the actor went to highschool for musical theater in Chicago and began his profession at an early age. He then ventured into TV and movie, the place he has appeared in single episodes of iCarly, Suburgatory, Scandal, Young & Hungry, and Awkward. He additionally performed Noah Torres in Embeds, a collection from Verizon’s Go90 app. But The Kissing Booth 2 is Perez’s first main challenge.

Now, Kissing Booth followers can discover Perez on Instagram beneath the deal with @taylorzakharperez. It seems the actor is lively on the social media platform and has been busy selling the Netflix movie in current posts. Perez even teased followers “may fall in love” with Marco and Chloe, performed by DC’s Legend of Tomorrow and The Originals star Maisie Richardson-Sellers. 

Taylor Zakhar Perez performs Marco on ‘The Kissing Booth 2’

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In The Kissing Booth 2, Elle and Noah are in a long-distance relationship. As we all know from the primary movie, Noah went to Harvard for college. Meanwhile, Elle should end her remaining yr of highschool in LA. So when Marco arrives within the sequel, he presents a brand new problem for Elle.

“Marco’s the new kid at school who kind of offers different things for [Elle],” Perez defined to The Hollywood Reporter in July 2020. “He’s artistic, he dances, he plays the guitar, he sings. It’s a kind of whole different kind of guy than she’s used to.”

The actor continued, “So when they finally have this little meet-cute and they start this relationship, this friendship, I think she starts questioning herself. Does she love Noah? Does she like Marco? What’s her future going to be?”

Taylor Zakhar Perez discusses being forged as Marco on ‘The Kissing Booth 2’

Taylor Zakhar Perez as Marco on 'The Kissing Booth 2'
Taylor Zakhar Perez as Marco on ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ | Marcos Cruz/Netflix

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Whether Elle finally ends up with Marco or Noah in The Kissing Booth 2, it’s clear Perez’s character has lots to supply. In reality, it’s nearly intimidating how excellent Marco is on paper — and the actor behind him is aware of i.

“I was immediately spooked,” Perez advised Glamour of the casting course of, noting the Netflix movie referred to as for “professional singers and dancers.” But, regardless of some uncertainty about his audition, Perez made it by means of.

Meanwhile, it appears Perez shares different similarities with Marco along with his expertise. 

“There’s certain Taylor-isms in Marco,” he stated. “Like Marco, I’m not afraid to share my feelings with those around me. But I follow through a lot more than he does.”

Perez added, “He’s the kind of guy that tries really hard but doesn’t want to show that he’s trying really hard. Because if he fails, then he doesn’t really fail. If I fail, I’m like, ‘OK, next one, moving on.’ Marco hides behind it.”

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