Joey King is a Hollywood veteran, having bagged her first lead role at the age of nine and working in huge blockbuster flicks since then.
From the Kissing Booth movies to a spooked-out girl in The Conjuring to her Emmy-nominated role in the acclaimed limited series, The Act, the 23 year old has brought a “girl next door” element to her impressive work history – which, unfortunately, has often left her feeling undermined in Hollywood.
Los Angeles-born Joey explained that people have a preconceived notion of who she is as a person based on the way she looks and how she carries herself.
“Because of how I look. Because I’m a young woman. Because I’m very polite to people. I think I’m often underestimated or overlooked in a way that I’m just like, ‘Guys? Don’t f****n’ do that! I’m right f****n’ here!'” the star says in an interview with The Independent.
Not that she needs to at all because she’s one of Hollywood’s most talented young stars, Joey is undoubtedly excited to prove her on-screen fierceness and show what else she can offer moviegoers with her new movie Bullet Train.
In the action-comedy, which is adapted from Kōtarō Isaka’s novel, Joey stars as the villainous and cut-throat Prince, who is one of the hired killers on clashing missions onboard a train across Japan.
Speaking of her “one connection to Prince”, superstar Joey acknowledged: “She’s really underestimated because of her appearance alone, and I think that’s the thing that I, personally, feel. Otherwise, she’s just a sociopath and a b***h.”
Joey stars in Bullet Train alongside a star-studded cast, including Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sandra Bullock.
Meanwhile, on the personal front, Joey is loved-up with her fiancé, Steven Piet.
On July 2, the Kissing Booth actress shared a rare glimpse at her relationship with the filmmaker, whom she met on the set of her gripping 2019 Hulu mini-series, The Act. “This is my fiancé, Steven. I love him with my whole heart, and I wanted to show him off a lil,” she wrote in the caption of a TikTok video, which featured multiple clips of the couple driving, laughing, and dancing together.
“Just felt like making a video showing merely a fraction of how wonderful life is with you,” she wrote directly over the first clip.
Prior to getting together with her fiancé, Joey King was in a relationship with former co-star Jacob Elordi for about one year in 2017.
Bullet Train is in cinemas now.