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Did Joey King Ever Meet the Real Gypsy Rose Blanchard?

Did Joey King Ever Meet the Real Gypsy Rose Blanchard?

Joey King completely transforms into the role of Gypsy Rose Blanchard for her new Hulu series The Act and you might be wondering how she researched the role.

The real Gypsy is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence and she will be eligible for parole in 2024.

So, did Joey get to meet Gypsy before playing her?

“It would have been amazing to meet the person that you’re playing,” Joey told Variety. “Unfortunately that couldn’t happen for reasons, honestly, beyond my understanding. But that being said, so lucky that we had Michelle Dean as our producer because she had a lot of real contact with Gypsy and her family prior to the show, and I would go to her for a lot of resources. So although I didn’t get to physically contact Gypsy, getting to have long, long conversations with Michelle was the next best thing.”

The first two episodes of The Act debut on Hulu on Wednesday (March 20) and additional episodes will air weekly after that.

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Credit: Brownie Harris, CZ Post; Photos: Hulu
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