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The Internet Is Thirsting Over Jacob Elordi In The ‘Saltburn’ Trailer, & Rightfully So

I’m so sorry for the person I’m about to become in this article. With summer finally coming to an end, we’re officially entering my favorite season: fall. Sure, I’m super excited about the l fact that fall has the best weather, best outfit pieces: oh, and of course, the best movies. As we near the end of 2023, which had a blockbuster summer filled with Barbenheimer outfits, ninja turtles and female-dominated fight clubs, let’s talk about a film that will definitely be my next personality for the remainder of this year: Saltburn. Everyone, strap yourselves in because you’re in for an adventure. 

Written and directed by Oscar winner Emerald Fennell, Saltburn follows Oliver Quick, an outsider at Oxford University (played by Barry Keoghan) who becomes infatuated with an aristocratic and eccentric classmate, Felix Catton (played by Jacob Elordi) as they spend a summer together at Saltburn, Catton’s family estate in London. Set in 2006, Saltburn promises to give fans a wickedly good time while potentially scaring the daylights out of them. And with a cast like this, viewers are about to be served something special. The first trailer introduces us to the large estate of Saltburn, with gorgeous costumes, stunning cinematography and a soundtrack that is for sure to be played constantly on my Spotify account. Fennell has crafted a film that will make audiences find themselves digging deeper into this world of excess and gold. Needless to say, the first reactions to the Saltburn trailer can guarantee this is going to be a must-see film.

Saltburn is set to open during the 67th BFI London Festival on Oct. 4, but for those who can’t attend BFI, the film will be released in theaters on Nov. 24.

With the first trailer having just dropped, film fans are going crazy on X (or should I say Twitter) to dissect what the film is about, while simultaneously thirsting over the stars of Saltburn (rightfully so) — especially Jacob Elordi.

If there’s one thing fans love, it’s Jacob Elordi. Immediately after the teaser trailer was released, many flooded X to share their reactions to Elordi’s appearance in Saltburn. While some can’t get over how good the Euphoria star looks in the film, others are just going crazy over his eyebrow piercing.

Director Emerald Fennell stated that even though the Saltburn takes place at a wealthy estate, the time period was incredibly important to the story. Fennell explains, “There’s nothing like a Livestrong bracelet and a ‘carpe diem’ tattoo and an eyebrow star and a boot-cut jean that deglamorizes things,” signaling the reason why Elordi’s character has a piercing.

Either way, the audience is already obsessed and can’t stop talking about it.

Leia Mendoza

TX State '24

Leia Mendoza is a national entertainment & culture correspondent and writer at Her Campus, where she writes and talks about the latest entertainment news and pop culture updates. As well as updating timely news, she covers a broad aspect of film, television and music for Her Campus Media. She is also a contributor to Oscars Central, where she covers award shows and future Oscar contenders. In addition to being a national writer & correspondent, she is also the Campus Correspondent for Texas State University’s chapter, overseeing all aspects of marketing, journalism, public relations and social media since 2022. Throughout her time as a campus correspondent, she has worked with beauty brands such as Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent on beauty and fashion campaigns. In addition, she is a Film Production and Fashion Merchandising student at Texas State University. In the past, she has covered events conducted by Texas State University, Austin Film Festival's On Story, & SXSW. She has conducted interviews for Paramount, MGM, and A24. You can find her in her spare time talking about bridging the worlds of film and fashion together, cinema preservation, indie darlings, and fabulous shopping sequences.