Joey King, the actress who has become a popularity phenomenon but keeps her feet on the ground

He barely turned 22 on July 30, But the wildly popular Joey King has actually been acting for over a decade. She made her debut in a cereal commercial when she was 4 years old and in 2012 appeared doing the girl version of the character of Marion Cotillard in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and also appeared in tapes like ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ y ‘Ramona y Beezus‘, which were gradually placed in the eye of the public who welcomed it with pleasure as a great new figure in entertainment.

Joey King. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Her rise to fame was in the title role of the Netflix romantic comedy, ‘The Kissing Booth’, in 2018 and in this and the two sequels – the most recent released only on the digital platform– She gave the appearance of being as charismatic as in her time were actresses of other previous generations such as Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts and even Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts, to become a future queen of romantic comedies.

Although not everything he does is in this aspect and Joey proved his versatility in the miniseries ‘The Act’, a true-life story that he co-starred with the Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, in which he incarnated Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a teenager who survived abuse and exploitation at the hands of a deranged mother.

The dramatic and strong role earned King several award nominations. Emmy, Golden Globes and SAG, proving that it is a figure out of respect and therefore not really surprising that he has become one of the youngest people to land a first-sight deal with Netflix and Hulu, producing their own projectsincluding ‘A Spark of Light’, based on the bestselling novel by Today Picoult, Y ‘Uglies’, based on the book by Scott Westerfeld.

And if well this may seem like a lot to someone so young, King is ready to do it all, because she considers (as she told Entertainment Weekly) that being in a movie or on a television is his “favorite thing in the world.”

However, Joey is a normal young woman who tries to live a quiet life next to his parents and his sisters Kelli y Hunter (who are also engaged in acting) and acknowledges that the last year, with his coming of age, and tI understand what to work with COVID protocols It was complicated but, at the same time, it transformed her life in a positive way and motivated her to enjoy every moment she lives.

I would say that I appreciate life much more in general“he told Glamor Mexico magazine.” I like that I spend quality time with my family. It feels like a generic thing to say but, well, it’s true. I learned in 2020 that nothing is safe, So I keep the people I love the most close to me“.

At 22 years old, Joey has consolidated his careerAlthough he also has in mind the undeniable fact that fame is short-lived, so his decision to diversify aspects of his career allows him to have an eye on the future. “There is no way to control it or stop it. I try not to think about it too much [el futuro] because it comes too soon, although I am very happy with who I am and where I am now. ”

Like all girls her age Joey has hopes and dreams, but she also likes to stay grounded and grounded.. In this way, he has known how to select his roles and with the premieres of ‘Kissing Booth 3’ and the next ‘Bullet Train’in which he stars alongside Brad Pitt and Lady Gaga – They represent two great challenges in his career, since, especially the last one, is his passage to more adult roles.

Bullet Train is one of those movies that I always imagined that I would only see as a spectator but that she would never get to experience as an actress. I feel so lucky that dream is real now. David Leitch (‘John Wick’, ‘Atomic Blonde‘) directing, Brad Pitt starring, an incredible script … What an opportunity! My character, Prince, is amazing. I can’t say much more about it, but I feel happy; I like to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself. In that movie I had a lot of action, I was able to collaborate with the stunt teams and I worked really hard. “

On the other hand, being again ‘Elle Evans’ in ‘The Kissing Booth 3’, in which he shares credits with Joel Courtney and Jacob Elordi (who she appeared with in the other two films, as well as dating Elordi) gave her the opportunity to relax and have fun with a team she already considered family: “We did the two sequels pretty much one after the other, which was crazyBut there was always a good atmosphere on set. I will miss Elle, because she was a character who gave me a lot at the time, but it is time to grow up and explore other areas that I do not know and I want to see how far I can go. “

Joey is also very aware of being a ‘role model’ for young girls and this responsibility for her is important; Unlike other celebrities who started their careers very young What Jodie Sweetin, Amanda Bynes O Lindsay Lohan, who all fell into addictions, trouble with the law and very public meltdowns, Joey has sought to maintain a balance between his personal life and his career, Besides, she knows that her opinions and attitudes are reflected in the public that follows her., so it tries never take fame seriously and give a positive message in his interviews and social networks.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: Actresses Joey King (L) and Hunter King attend the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 08, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Joey and his older sister, Hunter. (Amanda Edwards / Getty Images)

The best advice you could give?“, he told People, that would be”Be free to be yourself and don’t be afraid of ridicule “. Being able to make a fool of yourself is the best gift you can give yourself. It is not always easy. The best thing you can do is hug yourself and appropriate that which makes you you “.

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