The Kissing Booth is a new teen rom-com on Netflix starring Joey King. The movie is about two best friends who share a set of friendship rules with each other. King is also popularly known for her portrayal as Ramona in the 2010 movie, Ramona and Beezus. Here’s everything you need to know about the 18-year-old comic actress, if you haven’t heard of her before.
King is currently in a relationship with her co-star, Jacob Elordi. They met each other on the set of The Kissing Booth and started dating soon after. On Jacob’s birthday, King wrote him a sweet tribute on Instagram, saying, “Happy birthday to this lovely Australian @jacobelordi Who is not only my boyfriend but my hella dope best friend. We had the luck of meeting each other on the set of a film we did together in South Africa called The Kissing Booth. I can’t wait for people to see Jacob and I in the sickest teen comedy love story on the block. Love you J bird, thanks for being in ma life. You’re pretty incredible…but I still hate vegemite. #happylittlevegemite“.
Her character in the movie is a pro at Dance Revolution, and King worked hard to make sure she could portray the skills effortlessly. She also posted a video on Instagram showcasing her talent, explaining that she danced with co-star, Joel Courtney, everyday for 3 hours to hone her skills.
In an interview, she explained that an on-set injury once led to her stealing Liam Hemsworth’s car. According to King, she fell while skateboarding and needed a bandage for her cut. One of Liam’s friends was nearby and offered her Liam’s rental car. She had a permit at the time and so took the car and went to go get herself bandages.
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She revealed in an interview with Bello that her first kiss was with Pretty Little Liars actor Keegan Allen. She explained, “My very first kiss was on a film set with Keegan Allen, in a movie directed by James Franco. Keegan was so sweet and he made me a lot less nervous, but he was nervous, too, because he knew it was my first kiss!”
The 18-year-old starred in Ramona and Beezus in 2010, starring opposite Selena Gomez as her sister in the movie. The movie showed Ramona as a hyperactive imaginative kid whose creativity was often out of sorts with her reality.
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King has also appeared in the music video of Taylor Swift’s Mean, released in 2011. The video showcased her as the kid in class that is left out for being different. In this case, the sash on King’s dress was different than the rest.
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King took to Twitter to reveal this to the world.
The Kissing Booth released on May 11, 2018. Watch the full trailer below:
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