Joey King Just Shaved Her Head For A New Role

8 October 2018, 20:09 | Updated: 18 April 2019, 12:53

Joey King Shaved Head Bald
Picture: LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images/@joeyking via Instagram

By Katie Louise Smith

King will be portraying Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu's new true crime anthology series, The Act.

Joey King has had quite a few new hair styles in the past year. She rocked her natural shoulder length brunette hair for her role of Elle Evans in The Kissing Booth, then she went blonde, then she went blue and now... she's just shaved her entire head for a new role.

Sharing a video and a snap of her new 'do on Instagram, Joey explained why she went for the drastic cut: "My name for the next 4 months, is Gypsy Rose Blanchard. I’m mortified by this story and honored to be able to portray it. What a wild ride this will be on “The Act” @hulu Link in my bio for the exclusive interview I gave with @allure talking about the decision to shave my head for a 3rd time for a project I’m so ready to take on."


Joey is set to star in Hulu's The Act, a new true crime anthology series. She'll play Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a girl who killed her mother Dee Dee after being forcing to live as a child with cancer, despite the fact she was perfectly healthy. Gypsy's mother even went as far as to shave her head to make it look like she was a cancer patient.

Speaking to Allure, Joey said: "I've never really had an attachment to my hair. I couldn't care less what happens to it. No part of me was nervous or was second-guessing it. So many people would ask me, 'Are you really scared?' or 'Are you nervous?' or say, 'You're so brave.' And I'd go, 'I'm not brave, I'm just cutting my hair off.'"

Joey has shaved her head multiple times in the past, of course. Once for her role in The Dark Knight Rises as Talia al Ghul when she was 11 and once for Wish I Was Here, when she was 14.

Queen of shaved heads. Can't wait to see Joey immerse herself in her new role.