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Joey King Really Shaved Her Head for 'The Act' & This Wasn't the First Time!

If you’ve watch the first episode of The Act, you’re probably already astonished by Joey King‘s work as Gypsy Rose Blanchard. Did you know she actually shaved her head for the show?

This also isn’t the first time that the 19-year-old actress has buzzed her hair off. She previously did it for 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises and 2014′s Wish I Was Here.

Joey thinks that every woman should shave their head at least once in their life if they have the chance.

“I think it really made me a stronger woman actually,” Joey told Page Six. “I think every girl should shave their head if they get the chance to. It’s really empowering. It may not be a popular opinion, but I feel like it made me embrace my womanhood a lot more.”

You can see the video of Joey shaving her head below.

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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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Joey King & Patricia Arquette's 'The Act' Gets Jaw-Dropping New Trailer from Hulu

The full-length trailer for Hulu’s new series The Act, starring Joey King and Patricia Arquette, has been released and it will have you on the edge of your seat.

The first season of the new anthology series follows the real-life story of Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

The series is co-created by Michelle Dean and Nick Antosca, based on Dean‘s original Buzzfeed article, “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered.”

Also starring in the series are Chloe Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb, and Calum Worthy. The first two episode of The Act premiere on Hulu on Wednesday, March 20, with the remaining six episodes streaming weekly.

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Joey King Transforms Into Gypsy Blanchard in First 'The Act' Teaser - Watch Now!

Joey King is joined by her co-stars AnnaSophia Robb, Patricia Arquette, and Chloe Sevigny at The Act‘s panel at Hulu’s portion of the 2019 Winter TCA Tour on Monday (February 11) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 19-year-old actress is playing Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

The first season of Hulu’s new anthology series is based on a true story and the show was created by Michelle Dean, the reporter who investigated the story and wrote the viral BuzzFeed article.

Also stepping out for the panel were showrunner Nick Antosca and director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.

Watch the first teaser trailer now and make sure to watch the series when it debuts on March 20!

30+ pictures inside of Joey King and the cast at the panel… More Here! »

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Patricia Arquette & Joey King in 'The Act' - First Look Photos!

Joey King is completely transformed while in character for her upcoming Hulu series The Act.

The 19-year-old actress shaved her head and is wearing fake teeth for her role as Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother (Patricia Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

The first season of The Act, a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories, is based on the Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered.”

“Getting into the emotion and getting into the character of Gypsy was something I was so excited to tackle, but I was also admittedly super-nervous for,” Joey told Entertainment Weekly. “This is the first time I’ve ever gotten the privilege to really, really transform myself for a role.”

“Transforming into Gypsy was one of the most challenging but most rewarding things I’ve ever done,” she added.

The Act premieres on Hulu on March 20!

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Joey King & Patricia Arquette's 'The Act' Gets a Premiere Date!

The Act, the highly-anticipated Hulu anthology series, has revealed a premiere date!

The first season of the series stars Joey King and Patricia Arquette and it’s based on the BuzzFeed article, “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered,” by Michelle Dean.

The story follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Chloe Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb, and Calum Worthy also star in the series. The eight-episode season will premiere on Hulu on Wednesday, March 20 and new episodes will debut weekly.