Joey King Literally Shaved Off Her ENTIRE Head of Hair for a New Role
If you’ve been keeping up with Joey King recently (and, let’s be real, who hasn’t?), you know that she’s been having A LOT of fun with her hair recently. For example, a little over a month ago, she decided to go blonde. Sure, that’s not THAT crazy, but trust us… it was only the beginning. Now, the teenager has no hair whatsoever because she SHAVED IT completely off!
The 19-year-old actress told Allure, “After I was blonde for a little while, before I shaved my head, I got this crazy idea and I just went to the store, got a box of blue hair dye, and my sister dyed my hair blue for me. And then I had my future brother-in-law, just on a whim, cut my bangs for me.”
At the time, no one, including us, could figure out why a successful actress like Joey wouldn’t just pay to have her hair done by a professional. However, now that we know she was just planning on shaving it all off anyway, it makes SO much more sense!
So, what exactly inspired the Kissing Booth star to buzz her scalp? A new role, of course! Alongside a photo and video of her shaven head on Instagram, Joey explained that the new ‘do is for her role on Hulu’s The Act, a limited series in which she’s playing Gypsy Rose Blanchard.
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My name for the next 4 months, is Gypsy Rose Blanchard. This story is very disturbing and I am honored to be able to portray it. What a wild ride this will be on “The Act” @hulu Link in my bio for the exclusive interview I gave with @allure talking about the decision to shave my head for a 3rd time for a project I’m so ready to take on.
We know what you’re thinking: Joey was probably SO nervous to shave off all of her hair. Welp, that’s where you’re wrong. According to the teen, this was actually her THIRD time shaving her head for a role, so it wasn’t a big deal at all.
The celeb explained, “I’ve never really had an attachment to my hair. I couldn’t care less what happens to it. No part of me was nervous or was second-guessing it.” Wow… can’t relate.
Aside from not being nervous to shave her head, Joey also told the mag that she’s totally digging her new look! She said, “Some days I feel like just throwing on a little mascara, a little bit of dewy highlight, and then some lip gloss and I’m gone. Some days I want to have a wing and nice eyeshadow. But it’s honestly just a preference thing because makeup, especially when you have no hair, is so fun to play around with.”
That’s not all, though! JK also added that she thinks every woman should shave their head at least once in their lifetime. Why? Because, according to her, it’s “very freeing, really fun, and really empowering.” Ugh… how is she SO COOL?!