Adoring Joey King

Mar 4th, 2021

Joey King, Nick Jonas and Lily Collins star in the Apple TV+ upcoming series.

The superstar-filled cast also includes Nicholas Braun, Clancy Brown, Rosario Dawson, Mark Duplass, Karen Gillan, Judy Greer, Paul Walter Hauser, Danny Huston, Riley Keough, Stephen Lang, Jaeden Martell, Paola Nuñez, Pedro Pascal, Edi Patterson, Aubrey Plaza, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jennifer Tilly.

Calls is described as a groundbreaking, immersive television experience based on the buzzy French series of the same name, masterfully using audio and minimal abstract visuals to tell nine bone-chilling, short-form stories.

The series is directed by Fede Álvarez, and each episode follows a darkly dramatic mystery that unfolds through a series of seemingly average, unconnected phone conversations that quickly become surreal as the characters lives are thrown into growing disarray.

Calls Season 1 will premiere on March 19 on AppleTV+ – check out the trailer right now!


Feb 28th, 2021

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.

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.


Feb 26th, 2021

Joey King‘s upcoming film The In Between has found it’s home!
The new movie, also starring Kyle Allen, will premiere on the upcoming streaming service Paramount+.

Here’s a synopsis: After surviving a car accident that took the life of her boyfriend, a teenage girl (King) believes he’s attempting to reconnect with her from the afterworld.

Joey is serving as a producer on the pic, with director Arie Posin. The movie is based off of an idea from Marc Klein, who wrote the script.

The In Between is just one of many projects Joey has coming up. She was recently working on the upcoming movie Bullet Train, which also stars Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock and Brian Tyree Henry. She is also starring in and executive producing the new Netflix movie, Uglies, based on the book of the same name, as well as the upcoming The Kissing Booth 3!

Kyle‘s movie The Map of Tiny Perfect Things just premiered on Prime Video, and he will also be seen in the new West Side Story film.



Jan 26th, 2021

Joey King knows she’s young, and The Kissing Booth star is in no rush to hurry her career along. At just 21 years old, King has had quite the fruitful career — from starring alongside her longtime role model Julianne Moore in Crazy, Stupid, Love at age 10 to receiving an Emmy nomination for her phenomenal portrayal of Gipsy Rose Blanchard in The Act to now working alongside the “Mr. Bradley Pitt,” as she puts it, and Lady Gaga in the upcoming film Bullet Train.

Success of a much older person aside, King is happy to continue playing young onscreen. “One thing that I don’t want to do is age myself up too quickly,” she tells InStyle editor in chief Laura Brown on this week’s episode of Ladies First with Laura Brown. “I know I look young. I know I am young. And one thing that I’ve seen a lot of young actresses do, who I love and admire, is they try to, after they hit notoriety and a little bit of zeitgeist, full-throttle themselves into the most mature role that they can find. And that’s just not my desire, because my ambition is to be in this industry for a very, very long time.”

Aside from sticking around for years to come, King has some very lofty goals in the entertainment industry, but she’s not holding herself to them too tightly. “The ultimate obvious goal that everyone is going to say — and obviously I’m not going to sit here and pretend like it’s not something I’ve dreamed of — is to win an Academy award,” she explains to Brown. “But I don’t want to say that that’s my goal, because unless I reach that, I’ll never be happy, right?”

Instead, she’s focusing on her own personal growth in her career, not what other people think of her. She opened up about a particular red carpet photo that received negative comments shaming her appearance. While many would allow these mean comments to bring down their confidence and change their perception of themselves — and like many young people in front of the camera, King does say she has struggled with body image issues — the actress simply brushed them off this time.

“I was like, you know what, I could easily look at that photo now and be like, I hate that picture, but I am not going to sit here and admit that because I would be lying to myself. I still like that photo. There’s plenty that I don’t like. Plenty. But it is interesting how five seconds of your life can completely change the narrative around you, the way you feel about yourself, the way others feel about you. It’s really interesting.”

Bullet Train is currently filming, and King gets to work alongside some incredible names including Brad Pitt, Brian Tyree Henry, Logan Lerman, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Lady Gaga. But while she says she’s grateful to be working right now, it does feels a bit different to be on-set during COVID.

“The feeling of being on a set, the feeling of meeting all those new people, hugging on them, loving them, and just creating this family — it’s not there,” she says. “And we have to stay in our pods and I can’t interact with people that I want. I want to meet everybody. I want to know everyone’s name, but I can’t leave my pod.” Brown reads between the lines and interjects “you want to hug Brad Pitt,” and with a laugh, King agrees: “I want to hug Brad Pitt.”

And honestly, Joey? Same.


Jan 22nd, 2021