Joey King Just Wanted to Do Right By Gypsy Rose in The Act, and She Got an Emmy Nom For It

E! Online | 7/17/2019 | Staff
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This is me in South Africa on my way to set in the car live steaming The Emmy nominations announcement from the hotspot on my phone also known as the best moment in the world. My work on The Act was the most fulfilling and challenging work I’ve gotten to do as an actress thus far. To be nominated for an Emmy in a category with such INCREDIBLE nominees by my side, especially Patricia is the most surreal feeling. I haven’t stopped crying. Gettin to call Patricia right after and share this moment with her is something I’ll never forget. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, there’s so many people who are behind The Act that I couldn’t have done this without and I can’t wait to call all of them!!!! OH MY GOD I CANT BELIEVE IM NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY

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That role was a really heavy thing for you to take on, and you even went through a major physical transformation. Have you been able to shake that character, or is she still in your head?

You know, I'm not a method actor at all. So it wasn't one of those things where I held onto the character. It was weird for me when I did my last voice work session, dubbing the final episode, my ADR session, because that was the last time I was ever going to do her voice and ever be her. And so putting her to bed, the character of Gypsy, was a lot harder and emotionally hard...
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