‘The Act’ actress Joey King says it was empowering to shave her head


Joey King, who has shaved her head for 3 appearing roles, says each lady ought to do it as soon as in the event that they get the possibility.

“I feel it actually made me a stronger lady really,” King instructed Web page Six on the premiere of “The Act” on Thursday. “I feel each woman ought to shave their head in the event that they get the possibility to. It’s actually empowering. It is probably not a preferred opinion, however I really feel prefer it made me embrace my womanhood much more.”

The 19-year-old actress most just lately shaved her head to play the real-life Gypsy Rose Blanchard within the Hulu collection. Blanchard was sentenced to 10 years in jail after she orchestrated the homicide of her mom, Dee Dee Blanchard, following years of psychological abuse stemming from Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Her mom made her consider she suffered from leukemia, bronchial asthma, muscular dystrophy and lots of different continual diseases.

“I positively sympathize with Gypsy,” King mentioned. “I imply, she was a sufferer for therefore lengthy, she turned just a little little bit of a grasp manipulator for survival functions.”

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“The Act”Brownie Harris / Hulu

As for the true Gypsy Rose, who’s in the course of serving her sentence, King says she is aware of in regards to the present however doesn’t know the way she feels about it.

“I can think about it will be arduous for her to observe it as a result of it’s like watching your life story and different individuals painting it. It’s bought to be just a little bit tough, however I do know she’s conscious of it,” King instructed us.

“The Act” actors and their real-life counterparts: 

Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Joey King

HBO ; Hulu

Dee Dee Blanchard and Patricia Arquette

HBO ; Hulu

Nicholas Godejohn and Calum Worthy

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