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Why Joey King’s Weight Loss Worried Taylor Zakhar Perez

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Joey KingWeight loss in We were the lucky ones worried her friend and former co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez when he visited her on set.

“It was a difficult time,” Perez told King during her episode of Variety’s Actors about actors“I remember it was winter, January, just freezing cold, and it was hard to think about you. But also the issue you were dealing with. When I showed up, I asked, ‘Jo, are you OK? Because you’ve lost a lot of weight.'”

Perez and King starred alongside each other in the 2020 Netflix sequel. The Kissing Booth 2and have been friends ever since. King most recently starred in the Hulu miniseries We were the lucky oneswhose eight episodes premiered on March 28th.

“I stretched myself very, very, very thin for the show because my character is a Jewish woman posing as an Aryan,” she explained to Perez. “At the beginning of the war, they’re living on rations. And then access to food is so limited.”

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Based on the book of the same name by Georgina Hunterinspired by the true story of her own family, We were the lucky ones follows King as Halina Kurc, a young Jewish woman whose family is torn apart at the start of World War II.

“We tried to be as smart and safe as possible, but we tried to be clear that the responsibility we bear for this story is so great,” she said. “The least we can do is feel discomfort where it’s necessary. We’re not actually experiencing the Holocaust, we’re portraying a family experiencing it.”

She continued, “Ultimately, we’re supposed to be uncomfortable when we’re shooting these scenes that require such strong emotions. But shooting this show has been one of my greatest accomplishments. I feel so honored to have been able to portray this real woman, Halina Kurc, who is just a wonderful human being.”

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Together with King, the cast of We were the lucky ones contains Logan Lerman, Henry Lloyd Hughes, Amit Rahav And Fairies Yaron like the Kurc siblings, with Lior Ashkenazi And Robin Weigert Representation of her parents.

“She is a hero. It is a family of heroes,” Perez said of Halina and the Kurcs.

“It’s a family of heroes who didn’t see themselves that way,” King replied. “Who were just trying to fight to survive, to see each other again, to keep each other alive. It’s incredible.” She added: “I’m sitting here, zooming out right now, looking at this, the fact that we’re here, talking about the show. It’s exciting. I’m so grateful. I’m very, very proud.”

All eight episodes of We were the lucky ones can be streamed on Hulu.

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