The Act: How Patricia Arquette Helped Joey King Transform into Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Vanity Fair - 03-20

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Anyone who pays attention to burgeoning talent in Hollywood has had their eye on Joey King for some time. Though only 19 years old, the Los Angeles native has been working steadily in film and television for 12 years, attracting attention for her preternatural maturity—which allowed her to hold her own opposite acting heavyweights in Season 1 of FX’s Fargo—and her arresting features, which stood out even in the gloomy prison pit of The Dark Knight Rises, where King played a young version of Marion Cotillard’s villainess. But for her latest and most ambitious role yet, in Hulu’s The Act, King had to transform into the real-life figure of Gypsy Rose Blanchard—a teenage girl who was grievously abused by her mother, Dee Dee, and is currently serving time for orchestrating Dee Dee’s murder.