Joey King has left her teen actress status behind in a big way, graduating to sexy and very adult clothing now that she’s starring in a major motion picture opposite Brad Pitt. The Kissing Booth star’s sweet outfits of the late 2010s have given way to sexy braless looks as she promoted the film Bullet Train in July 2022.
The actress, who turns 23 on July 30, 2022, has been ditching her bra for open-front blazers, backless gowns and flirty plunging minidresses as she made her way across Europe with the cast. It showed a whole new side to the star, who made her acting debut as a child in 2006 on The Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
As a child and teen actress, Joe’s list of credits is long, including TV appearances on New Girl, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jericho and The Ghost Whisperer. She broke big in film by landing the title role of Ramona Quimby in 2010’s Ramona and Beezus, starring opposite Selena Gomez.
Joey went on to rack up an impressive list of acting credits but became beloved to fans as Shelly “Elle” Evans in 2018’s The Kissing Booth, which went on to spawn two sequels. She also won over audiences as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in 2019’s The Act. Soon, her red carpet looks began to include more daring outfits.
The actress has worked with longtime stylist Jared Eng since she was 13. He has helped dress her for the daring looks she’s been wearing for the Bullet Train press tour. “She’s always been a risk-taker and force to be reckoned with. When I’m pulling clothes for Joey’s fittings, I generally know what she will be comfortable with, what she will never wear and which direction I can gently push her in,” he told Vogue in a July 21 interview.
“Even though Joey’s been working in this business since the age of four, this was her very first international press tour and an incredibly exciting time for her,” he continued, adding, “It can be intimidating to be on a red carpet alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Brad Pitt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, so I wanted Joey to be able to hold her own.”
“To reflect her badass assassin character, I wanted very strong, hard, and edgy red carpet looks. We avoided the typical Hollywood glitz and glamour by dialing down the über-feminine looks, sparkly jewels, and delicate shoes,” Jared explained, noting, “This press tour has given Joey the chance to show people that she is a true chameleon, and capable of pulling off more than just your average pretty dress, pretty hair, and pretty makeup.”
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