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Joey King calls out man who mocked her because he thought she had cancer

Joey took to Twitter to reveal that the man thought she had cancer because she’s bald…

It is no secret that Joey King is one of the breakthrough stars of 2018. After wowing fans as a child actress in The Conjuring and Ramona & Beezus, she has since shot to international fame thanks to her turn as Elle in the hit teen drama The Kissing Booth. She also received widespread acclaim for her performance as Wren in Slender Man this August. Critics and fans alike cannot get enough of her.

Last month Joey shaved her hair for next major role. The 19-year-old will be playing the part of Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu’s new true crime anthology series The Act. So far so normal. Except over the weekend, someone sat next to Joey on a plane assumed that she had cancer and thought that it was okay to joke about it. Wtf? Joey took to Twitter afterwards to explain what happened.

Last night Joey tweeted: “Y’all I’m on a plane & this man next to me literally turned to me with his phone in my face & took a photo of me as if I wouldn’t notice”. It goes without saying that this is not okay but it gets even worse. Joey then added: “& texted his wife that he’s sitting next to a girl who has cancer (just cuz I’m bald) & that hes scared to “catch it”…Y R PPL STUPID SUMTIMES“.

Seriously, people can be the worst. Joey followed up the tweet by revealing: “I read his text over his shoulder it said “some bald chick next to me with Fckn cancer coughed and I don’t wanna catch it”…..um ya jokin?“.

There is so much wrong with this. First of all you shouldn’t take photos of people without their consent. Then there’s the fact that cancer is not contagious and that being bald and having cancer are in no way mutually exclusive. Also shaming anyone for their appearance in 2018? Tragic.

Fans immediately replied to Joey’s tweet with kind words of support. One wrote: “you are a strong, beautiful and confident woman, who doesn’t need hair to feel beautiful” and another tweeted: “UGH. THAT IS NOT OKAY. Cancer is a serious and painful disease“.

Fingers crossed that people learn something from this incident and that Joey doesn’t have to go through this sort of experience again.

Source: popbuzz.com

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‘The Act’: Joey King To Star In Hulu True-Crime Anthology Series

EXCLUSIVE: Joey King (The Kissing Booth) is set as the co-lead opposite Patricia Arquette in the first season of The Act, Hulu’s character-based anthology series from writers Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean and Universal Cable Productions.

Written by Dean and Antosca and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. The first season is based on Dean’s 2016 Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered.” It follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Confined to a wheelchair but cheerful and gracious, Gypsy (King) is everyone’s idea of the perfect sick child. Her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette), has always been by her side. But as Gypsy’s sexuality comes into full bloom, she finds herself forced to rebel against her mother’s protectiveness, which has turned controlling and oppressive…

Antosca and Dean, along with Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio, will executive produce. Universal Cable Productions, where Antosca is under an overall deal, is the studio.

King is coming off a starring role in the summer hit Netflix romantic movie The Kissing Booth. She also recently sold an original supernatural romance pitch to Paramount Players, The In Between, which she will star in and produce. Marc Klein is writing.

King also stars in The Lie, directed by Veena Sud, which will premiere at TIFF next week, and the 2018 SXSW entry Summer 03, set for theatrical release later this month. King, whose TV credits include a co-starring role on the Emmy-winning first season of Fargo, is repped by Industry Entertainment, UTA, Coast to Coast and attorney Howard Fishman.

Source: deadline.com

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Life in Pieces Season 4 Adds Joey King, Sister of Cast Member Hunter King

Life in Pieces is holding a pair of Kings in Season 4.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Joey King has been cast in a recurring guest star role on the same CBS comedy that employs her real-life sister Hunter King (who plays Clementine and also daylights on The Young and the Restless).

The younger of the Kings will play Morgan, a pregnant 17-year-old who plans to place her baby with adoptive parents Matt (played by Thomas Sadoski) and Colleen (Angelique Cabral).

oey King’s previous TV roles include Fargo Season 1, NBC’s Bent, a Season 3 episode of The Flash (as Frankie Kane/Magenta), Ghost Whisperer and Jericho, while her recent film credits include Slender Man, Netflix’s The Kissing Booth, Wish Upon and Independence Day: Resurgence.

Life in Pieces Season 4 will premiere at midseason.

Source: tvline.com

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Paramount Players Lands ‘The In Between’ Pitch As Vehicle For ‘Kissing Booth’s Joey King

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Paramount Players acquired the pitch The In Between as a star vehicle for Joey King, who is hot off the Netflix series The Kissing Booth. King will also produce and Marc Klein will write the script. Pitch deal was high six-figures. The In Between is based on an idea by Klein, a supernatural romance in the vein of Ghost. After surviving a car accident that took the life of her boyfriend, a teenage girl believes he’s attempting to reconnect with her from the after world.

An Industry Entertainment production, it will be produced by Robbie Brenner, along with Dan Spilo and Andrew Deane of Industry, which packaged the pitch and which reps King and Klein. Jamie King will be exec producer with Klein, whose script credits include Serendipity, A Good Year and Mirror, Mirror. Brian Robbins and Ali Bell are overseeing for the studio.

It’s the first film project developed as a vehicle for King, who stars in the upcoming Screen Gems pic Slender Man, the Veena Sud-directed Between Earth and Sky, and Summer 03, latter of which debuted at SXSW. Her previous films include Ramona And Beezus, The Conjuring, Oz The Great And Powerful and Wish I Was Here.

UTA reps King and Klein. King’s lawyered by Howard Fishman, Klein by Karl Austen.

Source: deadline.com

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Joey King Joins Gary Oldman & Dylan O’Brien In Thriller ‘The Bayou’

EXCLUSIVE: Wish Upon and Summer 03 star Joey King is joining Oscar winner Gary Oldman and Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien in crime-thriller The Bayou, I can reveal.

Shoot is due to get underway in New Orleans in June on the project, which we revealed this week. It will be Oldman’s first movie since his Oscar win for The Darkest Hour. Pic is being sold and produced by Millennium Media, which is cooking up deals in Cannes. O’Brien will play the protégé of a hitman (Oldman) who becomes determined to save a teenage girl (King) from being sold by a human-trafficking ring.

Script comes from Point Break scribe W Peter Iliff, with Runaway Jury and Homefront helmer Gary Fleder in talks to direct. Producers are Natalie Burn (The Expendables 3) under her Born To Burn Films banner and Rob Van Norden (Olympus Has Fallen). Exec producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Doug Urbanski and Iliff.

Rising actress King is currently in production on Blumhouse drama Between Earth And Sky. In post for the actress are James Franco’s Zeroville and Netflix rom-com The Kissing Booth.

She is repped by UTA, Dan Spilo at Industry Entertainment, and Howard Fishman of HWHM+F.

Source: deadline.com