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Joey King’s recent role left pal Taylor Zakhar Perez concerned for her

Taylor Zakhar Perez was left worried for pal Joey King’s drastic transformation

By Web Desk
June 11, 2024
Joey King’s recent role left pal Taylor Zakhar Perez concerned for her
Joey King’s recent role left pal Taylor Zakhar Perez concerned for her

Joey King seemingly left her pal and former costar Taylor Zakhar Perez quite worried after they met after a long time.

During a conversation at Variety’s Actors On Actors interview, Perez recalled visiting King on the set of her Hulu’s miniseries We Were the Lucky Ones.

“It was a heavy time,” Perez told King. “I remember it was winter, January, just freezing, and thinking of you there was tough.”

Perez and King starred opposite each other in Netflix’s 2020 sequel, The Kissing Booth 2, and have remained friends ever since

He continued, “But also, the subject matter that you were in. When I showed up, I was like, ‘Jo, are you OK? Because you’ve lost a lot of weight.’”

To that King explained that her character was “at the beginning of war” and “living off rations.”

“And then the access to food is so limited,” she told Perez. “I got very, very, very thin for that show because my character is a Jewish woman passing as an Aryan woman.”

King’s recent show is based on the 2017 book of the same name by Georgia Hunter, inspired by the real-life story of her own family.

“We were trying to be as smart and safe about it as possible, but we were trying to be mindful that the responsibility we have to this story is so immense,” she said.

“The least we can do is find discomfort where it’s necessary. We’re not actually going through the Holocaust; we’re portraying a family that is.”