That’s Joey King, Emmy nominee to you.
The Act star received her very first Emmy nomination for playing Gypsy Rose Blanchard in the Hulu miniseries about the real life events surrounding Gypsy and the death of her mother Dee Dee Blanchard. Patricia Arquette was also nominated for playing Dee Dee.
King, who is primarily known for her work in The Kissing Booth and Independence Day: Resurgence, watched the nominations live—and recorded it. The video below features King FaceTiming her real mom and her TV mom Arquette through tears. “I’m so excited we’re nominated together,” King cried.
Arquette picked up a nomination for her work in Escape at Dannemora as well.
“This is me in South Africa on my way to set in the car live steaming The Emmy nominations announcement from the hotspot on my phone also known as the best moment in the world. My work on The Act was the most fulfilling and challenging work I’ve gotten to do as an actress thus far. To be nominated for an Emmy in a category with such INCREDIBLE nominees by my side, especially Patricia is the most surreal feeling. I haven’t stopped crying,” King wrote. “Gettin to call Patricia right after and share this moment with her is something I’ll never forget. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, there’s so many people who are behind The Act that I couldn’t have done this without and I can’t wait to call all of them!!!! OH MY GOD I CANT BELIEVE IM NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY.”
King previously opened up to E! News about the challenges of playing a real person, especially someone with as complicated a story as Gypsy Rose Blanchard.
“This role, the way I approached her, was very much different than how I’ve approached any other role. I decided to strip away everything I thought I knew about acting, about anything, and just completely try and dive in and become someone else who’s alive,” King told E! News.
The Act is now streaming on Hulu.
Netflix said it is making a sequel to The Kissing Booth, the original film it released last year on the streaming service based on Beth Reekles’ smash self-published YA book. The Kissing Booth 2 is now in production with stars Joey King, Joel Courtney and Jacob Elordi all back.
Netflix said in December The Kissing Booth was its most-re-watched original movie of 2018, noting half of all viewers who watched it and fellow YA hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before re-watched them at least once. To All the Boys is also getting a sequel.
Vince Marcello (Teen Beach Movie) returns to direct Kissing Booth 2 from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jay Arnold. The Komixx Entertainment Inc pic is being produced by Marcello, Michele Weisler, Andrew Cole-Bulgina and Edward Glauser.
Reekles was 15 when she wrote the novel, which she self-published on Wattpad before Random House picked it up. It follows Elle Evans (King), a 16 year old girl who’s popular and loves to party but has never been kissed. She faces her long-term crush, her best friend’s older brother, at a kissing booth at a school carnival, launching a story that charts the ups-and-downs of teen infatuation.
No release date or plot details were forthcoming today, but Netflix did release a video announcing the sequel:
Joey King has been hard at work on her new TV series The Act for the past few months in Georgia and now a premiere date has been announced!
The first season of the anthology series will debut on Hulu on Wednesday, March 20 and new episodes will air weekly.
The first season of the series stars Joey and Patricia Arquette and it’s based on the BuzzFeed article, “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered,” by Michelle Dean.
The story follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.
Calum Worthy and AnnaSophia Robb also star in the show!
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.