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“A Family Affair” Trailer and Synopsis

Welcome back to Joey King Fan! Here’s a brief reminder that Joey’s film “A Family Affair” hits Netflix on Friday. She plays Zara Ford, alongside Zac Efron as Chris Cole, Nicole Kidman as Brooke Harwood and Kathy Bates as Leila Ford.

A surprising romance kicks off comic consequences for a young woman, her mother and her movie star boss as they face the complications of love, sex and identity.

Photos: Nailed It HD Screencaps

I’ve added HD screencaps of Joey (and Hunter) on Nailed It. Sorry for the delay. I’ve had them for ages and just hadn’t had time to get around to sorting them. Enjoy!

Press/Photos/Video: Joey for Flaunt Magazine

Joey King | The Freedom, The Sanctity of Cerebral Flight

The European stonechat, a member of the robin family, tends to build its nest on or near the ground. Youngsters tumble out into the world as soon as they can, before they can even fly. Apparently, the prospect of flapping without flight amidst the dangers away from the nest pales in comparison to being grounded—a sitting duck, so to speak, for the numerous predators afoot. It is tempting to imagine what the world will be like when the masks come off and gates re-open, where the future has ambition and promise again. Instead, we spend countless hours a day trying to convince ourselves that the same bird who flew out into the world with ease and not a tendril of hesitation is the same one that, at present, doesn’t leave the comfort of their sheets. As we are learning, we must try to keep the heads, in which we spend most of our time, a suitable place to live, regardless of exterior influences. Actor Joey King inspires such force with a simple repeating of her morning hymn, “I am above ground.”

As the first months of 2021 transition to memory, King speaks from a newly found perspective after surviving the seemingly never-ending and ever-changing year of 2020. But while time continues to prove itself to be a construct, King has not wasted a single second. Her fresh and bright demeanor fills her Los Angeles home as she shares an appreciation for the constants that have grounded her in place, when the urge to float away becomes too overwhelming. She speaks kindly of Angel, her fourteen-year-old dog, who is “spunky and bright as ever,” cooking as a form of healing, and self-discovery through introspection and autonomy, encapsulating what it truly means to be young and learning through a pandemic.

King’s standout role as Elle Evans in Netflix’s The Kissing Booth—based on the book of the same title by Beth Reekles—is where she reached a new level of presence. The trilogy follows a spirited high schooler as she navigates her way through the wormhole that is young adulthood, with friendship an evergreen guiding light. And viewers ate it up. The 2018 debut shattered viewership records with 66 million-member views in its first month’s release, launching King to newfound heights. In the first installment, Elle’s turbulent relationship with high school bad boy Noah, played by Jacob Elordi (also of Euphoria fame), sees a wrench thrown into her friendship with Noah’s younger brother. The Kissing Booth 2 sees Noah now off to Harvard, and Elle back for her senior year, with all new problems arising. Closing out the trilogy, King is faced with the decision of where to go to college (and we might assume some push and pull from long time darling Noah). Both installments two and three were filmed in South Africa, the latter to release this summer, and King shows nothing but staggering humility and gratitude for the closing of this five-year run of romantic turbulence and emotional inquiry.

When it seemed like King could not soar any higher, she landed her Emmy-nominated role as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, opposite Patricia Arquette’s overbearing Dee Dee Blanchard, in the critically-acclaimed Hulu true-crime limited series, The Act, about the toxic mother-daughter relationship turned criminal. She also finds herself opposite Brad Pitt in the upcoming action-thriller Bullet Train, a no doubt gripping tale of five assassins on a bullet train who find their missions to be not so unrelated. With her impressive curriculum vitae of thoughtfully crafted roles, King has honed her talent of elegantly evoking an audience, chiefly with her warm countenance and distinct authenticity. She states, “I think that being able to be an everyday person who is able to transform into someone like Elle Evans, to just be like every girl and able to be a lead of a movie, is meaningful. And also to become someone like Gypsy and completely strip away my vanity. I think people resonate with that, that vanity is not my top focus.”

King has also found her way to the producer’s chair, where she has discovered new autonomy in her creativity. Perching herself on the other side of the casting table, she is able to not only develop a deeper understanding of the industry she has dedicated her life to, but advocate for narratives and stories in a different way than she has before. King is set to executive produce and star in Netflix’s Uglies, a film adaptation of Scott Westerfeld’s international best-selling dystopian fantasy novel of the same name, set 300 years in the future when everyone must undergo plastic surgery at 16 years old to meet globally dictated beauty standards. Passionately, she says, “I feel so frickin’ grateful to have reached such a certain amount of success where I am now able to decide what I want to produce, and create opportunities for myself that maybe otherwise wouldn’t have presented themselves to me.”

As the recently turned twenty-one-year-old makes her graceful ascent from childhood actor into international stardom, she is no stranger to the glamour and grit of the industry. After the success of The Kissing Booth, she found herself under a different kind of microscope. King confesses, “Being an actor is so tough, because you have this image of who you are and what kind of image you want to present to other people, when in reality you have no control of what people think of you.”

Amassing over 18 million followers on Instagram alone, King finds herself under a spotlight unfathomable by most. With its constant axiom of connection and community only being fulfilled through notifications and likes, social media has achieved a place in our psyche unequivocal to anything before. King confesses, “I started to see the downside of people having so much information about you or to your personality or personal information.” As a result, she has been more hesitant in what she allows for the public to see. She acknowledges the true weight we carry on account of our addictive cyber connections, and she hopes that “this new generation is taking the signs that are being thrown at them and why it is taking a downhill direction.” She urges her peers to “acknowledge it and not participate in the dark side of it.” She then adds, “I have had to remind myself more now of reasons to be confident than I used to.”

Our early twenties are a time of self-discovery. But maybe they’re less about finding ourselves and more about cultivating understanding of others and our world. While it is tempting to hide from our own furies, King instead finds a way to cohabit them, to simply acknowledge that they are there. She says that “being able to pay attention to why you feel a certain way and being able to be okay with that” is one of the most crucial steps you can take for your wellbeing. King hopes to normalize feelings of anxiety and doubt, especially during this time of unwavering confusion. With occasional days spent alone and the distractions of the outside world kept to a dull hum, she has sharpened her intuition, listening to her thoughts with the urgency and intention as if she was listening to a close friend. “I try not put too much pressure on myself,” she says, “because I always feel like I have, so being able to be like, ‘Hey, it’s okay that you’re anxious’, or ‘It’s okay you’re overwhelmed and only answer one email.’ Just being able to say that, I feel better.”

King has become cathectic towards herself, something she acknowledges we don’t do enough. “I have done a lot of work for myself this year,” she shares. “I started therapy this year, which is something I have never done before. I started it to be the best version of myself that I am trying to be.” She speaks hopefully, with the curiosity and positivity of one day knowing more of the course she is on and who she is becoming. In so doing, she sends a sweet reminder to be gentle with ourselves, to speak with soft words, and allow us the space to be patient. “I think that is something that I am really working on and something that I carry through to my life,” she remarks. “I don’t think I am the most patient person. I think that is something I have to work on.”

As the world begins to show some signs of healing, or at least forward momentum, a new perspective is calling from every corner, on so many layers. King reminds us, when considering distance and reflection, to consider the ideology of a bird’s eye view, only seeing what will stand the test of time. “If I lost everything I had right now,” she contemplates, “would I still be happy? If the answer I feel at this moment is yes, then I am doing the work and succeeding at the work hopefully.”

Joey King’s aide-memoire reminds us of the present. With acting comes the need for a presence from mind and body, an awareness of the abundance in each and every moment we breathe in and out. King proclaims, in closing, on the pinball thoughts that grace our everyday, “You kind of have to be in the moment with them. Be intuitive. Be present. Be risky.” From now on, as every morning unfolds with its unique banter of bird chirrup, paired with our current inability to see beyond the edges of the present day, we can only hope to remind ourselves to go into the world, soar, and save the moment.
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Press/Photos/Video: Nailed It! Is Returning with Teams for Double the Fails — and Joey King Is a Contestant

Watch the trailer for Nailed It! Double Trouble, where teams of two, including Joey King and her sister, go head to head.

Netflix’s Nailed It! is returning for another season of epic baking mishaps.

PEOPLE can exclusively unveil the first trailer for the new spin-off season of the Emmy-nominated baking series, Nailed It! Double Trouble, premiering March 26 on Netflix.

Hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres once again, the new season will feature a massive twist: For the first time ever, home bakers will pair up in teams of two to take a shot at recreating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize and the coveted “nailed it” trophy.

Among the contestants this season is actress Joey King, who will partner with one of her sisters as they attempt to beat out the other duos in the high-stakes competition.

“With double the help, maybe we’ll get a better cake?” Byer, 34, apprehensively says in the trailer.

“This is painful to watch,” adds Torres.

Guest judges this season will include Andrea Savage, Ron Funches, Lil Rey Howery, Bobby Lee, Brian Posehn, A$AP Ferg.

“From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad,” Netflix’s logline for the new season reads. “This season, we go far and wide for inspiration, ranging from delicious baked treats inspired by Greek mythology to sugary desserts from dear old Grandma.”

Nailed It! premiered its first season in 2018 with solo bakers giving their best shot at creating some unforgettable desserts. There have been an additional three regular seasons of the show released, as well as two holiday-themed seasons.

The show has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, twice for outstanding competition program in 2019 and 2020 and once for outstanding host for Byer.

Nailed It! Double Trouble premieres March 26 on Netflix.
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Photos: Radium Girls HD Screencaps

I’ve added HD screencaps of Joey in Radium Girls. You can watch the film on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or other paid streaming services. Enjoy!

Press/Audio: Ladies First Podcast

Videos/Photos: 2020 People’s Choice Awards

Joey attended and won The People’s Choice Award for Comedy Movie Star of 2020 thanks her fans and confirms some details about the final film in the franchise! Check out video clips below and photos in the gallery. She looked lovely! Enjoy!

Press: 20th Century Studios & Hulu Land Joey King-Attached Spec ‘The Princess’

20th Century Studios has acquired The Princess, a spec script By Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton that has The Kissing Booth‘s Joey King attached to star. They’ll make it for Hulu and while the logline is being kept under wraps, spec is described as Rapunzel meets The Raid.

Pic will be Produced by Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe and Derek Kolstad (John Wick). King will be exec producer with Lustig and Thornton co-producing.

If the allusion to The Raid throws you, consider that King is moving from star/exec producer of the Netflix phenomenon The Kissing Booth to being cast opposite Brad Pitt in the action-thriller Bullet Train for Sony Pictures. She was Emmy-nominated for playing Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu limited series The Act, and recently became the youngest person to make a first look deal to produce series for the streaming service. King will be executive producer and star of Netflix’s film adaptation of Scott Westerfeld’s best-selling-dystopian fantasy novel Uglies, and she’s attached to star in and produce the Paramount pitch The In Between, and the limited series A Spark Of Light for Sony Pictures TV based on the Jodi Picoult book. She is also set to star opposite Kaitlyn Dever in the live-action comedy series, The Wildest Animals In Griffith Park.

The scribe team broke out with their first spec Winter’s Knight which sold to Sony for 7-figures with director Joachim Ronning. They’ve adapted Night Knights for Sony, Escape Artists and Ian Bryce and on the small screen they adapted House Of The Scorpion for WBTV/CW and The Henson Company and Final Fantasy for Sony Pictures Television.

King is repped by UTA, Industry Entertainment’s Dan Spilo, and Hirsch Wallerstein; Lustig & Thornton are UTA, Circle of Confusion, and Behr Abramson Levy, and Kolstad is APA, Circle of Confusion, and Behr Abramson Levy.
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Press/Photos: Joey for LadyGunn Magazine

It’s that time of the year: fall weather, matching sweatsuit sets, and the impending election that has left many Americans on the edge of their seats. Joey King is ready for it all with a new Blumhouse horror film ready to promote, the LA sunsets to keep her golden, and her first election to prepare for. At just 21, Joey’s career is full speed ahead, appearing in countless projects and rightfully having the internet crown her the newest queen of Netflix. But if there’s anything the star wants you to know, it’s that she is just like you and me.

Joey is warm and natural like that friend from college that was always cooler than you but made you feel like you were an equal nonetheless. Our Zoom call vibe was girlie chat meets messy buns, tank tops, and our dogs. Mine: three loud ass hounds, Joey’s: a modelesque yorkie named Angel. And even though Joey and I have never met, it felt like we were catching up on old times. I forgot I was talking to an Emmy nominee, the girl who was my summer envy as she kissed all those boys in that booth. I was just talking to Joey.

Joey is the type of actress to never fall into a typecast. At just 11, the star made a name for herself alongside Selena Gomez in “Ramona and Beezus.” From there she’s bounced between music video appearances, quintessential rom-coms, horror, animated comedy, drama, and of course, The Kissing Booth (which deserves its own genre as a Netflix, young adult comedy filled with beautiful men.) And while it seems that no matter what Joey does it is impossible to hit new ground, she just proved us wrong: She will try her hand at executive producing her newest project of Netflix’s adaptation for “The Uglies” book series. Pre-COVID, Joey took her idea of a movie adaptation to network and they loved it.

“Ever since I was young, this was my favorite book series ever. I was always obsessed with the idea of playing Tally Youngblood and was always just hoping and praying that one day they made a movie of it so that I could,” she says. “I just have a desire to create things that make me happy and just work on things that ignite a fire in my heart. So I was like you know what? I’m just gonna do it myself,” she says smiling into the camera. She credits Scott Westerfeld, the author of the series, for allowing her to star and produce this project. I noticed her body shift closer into the camera as I felt her passion. “It’s been a dream of mine for a very long time,” she says.

She cites the series’ relatability as the fuel to her fire. “I got told when I was younger that I wasn’t pretty enough for a few roles,” she says. “People’s perception of you really changes your own perception of yourself and so this book was always something that was so near and dear to my heart. That these ‘uglies’ were finding ways to really embrace their own actual beauty.”

One thing about Joey that is quick to note is how confidently she carries herself. She knows she’s a badass – in the least Hollywood asshole way possible – and reminds people that it doesn’t matter what people think. “It’s really hard with the amount of people that say really creative mean things,” she says. “It’s important to remember that for every person who says something like that, there’s so many more that feel a different way about you. There’s also your family and friends who love you. So who actually cares about what these people who don’t know anything about you besides what they think they know? Who gives a shit!”

Besides serving as a role model to young people, she is also feeling the pressure to do something to ensure that 2021 doesn’t end up like the shit storm this year was–is. “My hope for 2021 is just overall betterness. But the thing is like, I think what’s kind of scary is that a lot of people are like, ‘oh, I’m so over 2020, I can’t wait for 2021’ as if New Year’s Eve is just gonna magically cure the world. Cause it’s not–it’s going to be a long road ahead of us.” But Joey says her hope for 2021 is a Biden and Harris administration and that, “the whole world stops burning,” she says with a giggle, but I know she’s not joking. This place is a mess.

Luckily though, Joey is 21 and can actually vote in this year’s election. “I voted yesterday and it feels so good,” she says smiling and dancing into the camera. “It’s the most exciting thing that you can do as an adult. You literally get a say in your future and others’ futures and the state of the world. It’s just the coolest thing you can do!”

Her personal tip is to do your research before trying to fill out the ballot and listening to each other regardless of party. “People are just listening to respond and no one is listening to listen. I think if you are a Democrat, if you are a Republican, or any other party, I think the most important thing is to not sit on your high horse about what party you’re in.” For Joey, the values are more important than elephant or donkey, red or blue, conservative or liberal.

While the election is definitely spooky, Blumhouse Productions decided to add to the scares by dropping eight new horror films on Amazon, including Joey’s new film, “The Lie.” “What initially attracted me to that role was that I liked that it was a Blumhouse movie but it wasn’t straight-up horror. It was a mental game,” she told me. Having watched the film the night prior, I would agree. The plot twist at the end left my jaw dropped and slightly uncomfortable with all that went down–in the best way. “Performance-wise I was excited to try and figure out how to make someone worth having empathy but also be the villain.”

As for keeping sane, Joey is settling down with her intuitions, not caring what people think, and listening to good music. “I am very eclectic with my taste. Right now I’m listening to the new Sufjan Stevens album, and this album called Lagoons by Tigers in the Sky, a lot of Sigur Rós. And then I sort of take it back, I’ve been listening to Steeler’s wheel a lot, a lil Frankie Valley in there, throw in some Billy Joel, I am all over the place.”

So are we Joey, so are we.
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Press/Photos: Magazine Scans + Photo Sessions Update

I’ve added a bunch of missing magazine scans and photo sessions from this year. That should bring the gallery up to date. Enjoy all the lovely new additions!

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