Jacob Elordi, the primary of GQ’s 2023 Males of the Yr cowl stars, is the king of many issues. The actor is the King—as in Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll—in Priscilla, Sofia Coppola’s new biopic about the Presleys’ home life. He’s the king of taking part in dark-sided, six-foot-five teenage villains in initiatives comparable to Saltburn and Euphoria. And he’s additionally the king of carrying round neat little purses, which simply could also be a product of his Australian upbringing.
Euphoria made him Gen Z’s favourite heartthrob. Now, with a breakout function as Elvis, Jacob Elordi is reworking into one thing extra: a bona fide film star.
In his newest GQ profile, Elordi defined his style for baggage is kind of an Aussie factor. “The place I grew up, we had a tradition the place you wore bum luggage, fanny packs,” he mentioned. “Once I go away dwelling, I must have a sure factor from each class with me in case I get bored—a e-book, a notepad, rolls of movie, a digicam, a pen. My mother simply purchased me a pocket watch that I hold to Australia time, so I at all times have that.”
The actor demonstrated his want for moveable leisure final yr, when he appeared on GQ’s “My Necessities” video collection; the contents of his Shakespeare and Firm tote—which he likened to “Hermione’s bag, you already know, in Harry Potter, when she pulls a tent out of it”—included, however weren’t restricted to, a deck of playing cards, a classic cigarette case, a set of watercolors, not less than 4 books, and a Rolleiflex movie digicam. (The most popular factor a well-known man can do is convey a e-book and a movie digicam for his GQ “My Necessities” video—don’t forget this.)
Elordi rebuffed the notion that his purses are a “deliberate” vogue assertion. As he tells it, his spectacular assortment of luxurious It Luggage—a traffic-light-yellow Louis Vuitton Speedy, a braided-leather Bottega Veneta Andiamo, a Burberry Olympia crossbody—is incidental to his newfound A-list-level fame. “I by no means purchased a bag,” he mentioned. “Perhaps that must be one thing that’s uncovered about Hollywood. All these individuals assume, I want I had that life-style. I imply, sure, to get them without cost—that’s nice. What a terrific life-style. However those that have all this cash aren’t spending it. You simply get despatched stuff. It blows my thoughts.”
Finally, when GQ’s Gabriella Paiella inquired concerning the actor’s propensity for petite purses, Elordi mentioned: “I believe it’s a narrative for different individuals.” Reader, I’m “different individuals”—and I assume so, too, are you.