LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 01: Joey King attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Bullet Train" at Regency Village Theatre on August 01, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic )
TV - Movies
Joey King Reveals
What Drove Her
Decision To Star
In The Princess
In Hulu’s "The Princess," in-demand actress Joey King convincingly plays an ass-kicking princess, determined to do whatever it takes to save herself and her family. There’s no denying the film is a departure from many of the projects King’s become known for, and in a discussion with Looper, the actress explained why she decided to take on the action-heavy lead role.
King revealed that one of the key reasons she wanted to be a part of "The Princess" was the challenge of her role. "This movie resonated with me because when I read the script, I was like, 'Holy crap. I don't know if I can pull this off, but I know I want to try,'" she shared. "It really excited me and scared me, and I'd never taken anything on like it before."
Not only does King star in the film, but she’s also an executive producer, a role that enabled her to be even more involved in bringing the story to the screen. Her decision to take on both jobs came down to the tale the movie told. "I loved this empowerment story of someone who's so underestimated and comes out on top," King reflected. "All of it made sense to me.”