Joey King revealed in a new interview with Insider that her ability to star in both rom-coms and horror movies is “definitely not a mistake or an accident.”
“I feel very lucky to be able to be given the privilege to do the types of characters that I do,” King said while speaking about her movie “The Lie,” which premiered Tuesday on Amazon Prime Video.
“It’s definitely not a mistake or an accident that I choose to play characters like Elle Evans, and then get the opportunity to then play characters like Gypsy and like Kayla,” King added, referencing her characters in the Netflix rom-com “The Kissing Booth,” and thrillers “The Act,” and “The Lie,” respectively.
“I love all the characters I’ve played and I’m still very grateful to be able to showcase the range that I do have throughout these characters,” she told Insider. “I will continue to make surprising choices to go dark, to go light, to do whatever in the moment.”
According to King, she hasn’t really been concerned about her career trajectory as a young actress.
“I’ve never been really worried about being taken seriously. Because I’m very lucky to have the confidence in the choices that I’ve made,” she said.
But while King said she’s confident in her career so far, she did share with Insider that she struggles sometimes with being too hard on herself.
“I think that I’m super self-critical, always, regardless of whether I film something today and see it tomorrow, or filmed something two years ago and see it today,” King said.
“I always have something to say about my own performance, and there’s a certain part of me that’s always like, ‘Oh, we could have done it this way!’” she added.
“But at the same time, I’m trying to be a little bit better about that,” King said. “I’m trying to be a little bit more self-accepting. And know that I gave everything my all.”