Joey King says she has been ‘giddy for months straight’ about starring with Brad Pitt

Joey King, 22, says she has been ‘giddy for months straight’ about starring in the big action film Bullet Train with Brad Pitt, 58, as she poses for Allure

Joey King has made it to the big time in Hollywood as she is starring with A lister Brad Pitt in the big summer action movie Bullet Train.

And seeing herself on the billboard of the movie about assassins on a Japanese train makes her feel ‘giddy’ she told the August issue of Allure where she was photographed by Jens Ingvarsson.

‘When you think about the romance of Hollywood, it’s an action movie with David Leitch as a director, it’s a Sony picture shooting in Los Angeles [with] assassins, Brad Pitt… I still get this giddy feeling whenever I drive by the Hollywood sign in L.A., and starring in this movie was like having that giddy feeling for months straight,’ said the star.

Big time: Joey King is starring with A lister Brad Pitt in Bullet Train. And seeing herself on the billboard of the movie makes her feel 'giddy' she told the new issue of Allure where she was photographed by Jens Ingvarsson

Big time: Joey King is starring with A lister Brad Pitt in Bullet Train. And seeing herself on the billboard of the movie makes her feel ‘giddy’ she told the new issue of Allure where she was photographed by Jens Ingvarsson

A Pitt film! 'When you think about the romance of Hollywood, it's an action movie with David Leitch as a director, it's a Sony picture shooting in Los Angeles [with] assassins, Brad Pitt… I still get this giddy feeling whenever I drive by the Hollywood sign in L.A., and starring in this movie was like having that giddy feeling for months straight,' said the star. Seen in London on July 20

A Pitt film! ‘When you think about the romance of Hollywood, it’s an action movie with David Leitch as a director, it’s a Sony picture shooting in Los Angeles [with] assassins, Brad Pitt… I still get this giddy feeling whenever I drive by the Hollywood sign in L.A., and starring in this movie was like having that giddy feeling for months straight,’ said the star. Seen in London on July 20

The beauty has been spending time with the cast as they promote the film in Paris, London and Berlin.

King seems to be in her element as she hams it up on the red carpet alongside not just Pitt – who seems to have become a close pal – but also Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry and Zazie Beetz.

Playing an assassin is a big change for King who is best known for her perky character in The Kissing Booth trilogy on Netflix.

She has also starred in The In-Between and The Princess.

New turn: Playing an assassin is a big change for King who is best known for her perky character in The Kissing Booth trilogy on Netflix. She has also starred in The In-Between and The Princess

New turn: Playing an assassin is a big change for King who is best known for her perky character in The Kissing Booth trilogy on Netflix. She has also starred in The In-Between and The Princess

‘I like to keep myself on my toes. I don’t want to keep doing what people are expecting of me. If you want it out of me, it makes me wonder if I should go a different route,’ the star told Allure writer Dianna Mazzone.

Her star power increase with her dramatic turn in 2019 film The Act alongside Patricia Arquette.

The film is about Dee Dee Blanchard who is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy. The true-crime series was based on a 2016 BuzzFeed article that detailed the shocking 2015 crime. 

Hear me: 'I like to keep myself on my toes. I don't want to keep doing what people are expecting of me. If you want it out of me, it makes me wonder if I should go a different route,' the star told Allure writer Dianna Mazzone

Hear me: ‘I like to keep myself on my toes. I don’t want to keep doing what people are expecting of me. If you want it out of me, it makes me wonder if I should go a different route,’ the star told Allure writer Dianna Mazzone

She had to shave her head for the role and told the magazine she would ‘absolutely’ do it again. 

‘I think every woman should [shave their head] at least once in their life. I’ve never felt more free or more in tune with my beauty,’ said King.

‘I couldn’t hide behind my hair. A lot of people made fun of me when I had my head shaved. A lot of people said really mean things. But when I had short hair, I actually felt more confident; I felt very powerful. [Their words] slid off my back. 

A new look: On the cover of the beauty magazine King wore heavy blue and green eye makeup

A new look: On the cover of the beauty magazine King wore heavy blue and green eye makeup

‘People like to insert themselves in other people’s business when it doesn’t actually matter. Me having a shaved head for a project really upsets you that much? I’m doing fine.’

She also talked about her fiancé, Steven Piet.

‘We work really well together. We also just really love spending time together,’ said the actress.

‘So getting to do something where we’re both doing what we love and we get to hang out with each other, [that’s] the best. I think he’s so talented. He thinks the same about me. We really love just being able to put our minds together.’

Work it: (L-R) Pitt, King, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, David Leitch and Kelly McCormick attend the Bullet Train photo call at Bateau L'Excellence on July 16, in Paris

Work it: (L-R) Pitt, King, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, David Leitch and Kelly McCormick attend the Bullet Train photo call at Bateau L’Excellence on July 16, in Paris

And King touched on what she likes to do when not getting dressed up to play the part of a movie star.  

‘It sounds like such a cheesy, typical thing to say, but even though life feels faster lately, more than ever I actually am taking more time to slow down and appreciate it,’ said the siren.

‘I find a lot of peace in sunshine and being outside. I really love spending time with my foxhound, Jesse, and, obviously, my fiancé.’

King worked with stylist Akari Endo Gaut, hair stylist Kevin Ryan, makeup artist Benjamin Puckey and manicurist Yuri Osuka.

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