‘Truly an honor’: Joey King recalls being ‘awed’ by co-star Brad Pitt on sets of 'Bullet Train'
'The Kissing Booth' actress felt like 'a fish out of water' while acting with Brad Pitt and considers herself lucky to share time with him
'The Kissing Booth' star, Joey King is all set for the release of her movie, 'Bullet Train' on August 5. Along with Joey, Brad, Karen Fukuhara, Sandra Bullock, and Logan Lerman are also starring in leading roles. She considers herself to be immensely lucky to have acted with the Hollywood star. Joey tells Digital Spy, "Working on this movie with the entire cast and of course Brad, I mean he's f**king Brad Pitt at the end of the day, we love Brad Pitt."
Joey also said, "It was truly an honor, not just because they're so talented and have such cool careers, but because they're the coolest humans to work with. Brad became someone that I was so comfortable with and feel so lucky that I was able to share this time with, I just absolutely adore him. He's been in the public eye for so long. It's such a weird thing to balance. Only a niche group knows exactly what it feels like. Brad was so gracious in helping someone like me." The actors have been spotted together at various locations for the promotion and premiere of the film, and Joey finds it absolutely great to have Brad Pitt as her mentor. She recalls, "I feel like this movie, stepping onto this set, I felt like I had just touched down in Los Angeles and it was my first [movie]. I felt so fish out of water, imposter syndrome, I was like, 'What am I doing here? I don't deserve to be here."
Joey in her interaction stated that playing The Prince in 'Bullet Train', one of the number of competing assassins on a train from Tokyo to Kyoto was "extremely challenging." Though she is portrayed as an innocent schoolgirl, The Prince could be the deadliest assassin on board. In the movie, the story revolves around a trained killer who wants to give up his life but is pulled back in by his handler in order to collect a briefcase on a bullet train heading from Tokyo to Kyoto. Five assassins who find themselves on this fast-moving bullet train discover that their objectives are all connected.
In a change from the original novel, 'Bullet Train', A novel by Kōtarō Isaka, The Prince has been gender-swapped. "I loved my character, everything how she was written, how villainous she was, but then also that her name is so strong and powerful," she notes. "It made me so happy because I was like, 'This name feels like the perfect way for me to build the character around her because it made me feel so strong and powerful," Joey explained. Continuing her praise for Pitt, she added, "I’ve been acting for a long time, but I had a zoom-out Hollywood moment of "Wow, this is insane. I’m in an action film directed by David Leitch [John Wick, Deadpool 2] with Brad Pitt. Brad is absolutely hysterical in this movie."
Alongside King, Bullet Train's other deadly assassins include Brad Pitt's Ladybug; Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry as "twins" Lemon and Tangerine; Bad Bunny as The Wolf; and Andrew Koji as Kimura. She also added, "Bullet Train is a truly larger-than-life film that I can’t believe I got to be a part of."
Joey King can be next seen in 'The Uglies', a scientific action fantasy directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol. She has also added another feather to her hat by turning out to be the executive producer for this movie.