Joey King Says Watching Her Instagram Follower Numbers Skyrocket Was 'Crazy'

Joey King Says Watching Her Instagram Follower Numbers Skyrocket Was 'Crazy'

It seems like just the other day that Joey King was celebrating 2 million followers on Instagram, which quickly turned into 3 million, and then 5 million.

Today, the 18-year-old Kissing Booth star sits at a cool 6.9 million followers – something she refers to as “crazy”.

Talking with W Magazine recently, Joey opened up about the sudden rise in followers on her social media account and how she’s keeping her feed authentic to herself.

“Everyone I’ve met or who follows me has been really lovely and respectful,” Joey says. “Although the number jump was so shocking, I was really, really excited.”

She adds, “I loved making this movie so, so much, and I was hoping people would love it as much as I did. I didn’t know it was going to do so well or take off. So when it did, and I saw my numbers and the boys’ numbers grow, it was so thrilling to see that people responded to it in the way that we did.”

Joey is also striving to keep her Instagram true to who she is, and not change because of the growing number.

“It’s important to me to remain true to myself on Instagram, and it’s also important to have certain things be just for me,” she shared. “My last Instagram post [at the time] is me with a face mask on in the shower, and I don’t know what I was doing [Laughs].”

“It felt like something weird and private and personal, but part of me thought it was super funny and it would be worth sharing. I try not to overthink it because I’ll just make myself crazy.”

Joey adds, “Looking at my Instagram, I’m pretty happy with how I balance my social life and work. I also don’t want to be too self-promoting; I think the reason people follow me and why I love Instagram is because I am myself.”

Maia Mitchell Says Moving to America Changed Her Entire Career

Maia Mitchell Says Moving to America Changed Her Entire Career

Maia Mitchell might’ve never moved to the United States if it hadn’t been for her passion for acting.

In a brand new interview, the 24-year-old actress revealed that she would’ve been happy to stay in her native Australia, however, everything changed because of one audition.

“America was never my plan,” Maia shared. “I would have been very happy to work in Australia. I am so close to my family and my friends back home are still my friends. I never thought of America.”

After auditioning for an American TV show that was shooting at Warner Bros. in Australia, she started auditioning online for roles that would be shot in the country and from there, landed a job her senior year of high school.

“I feel lucky that since I moved to the United States, I have had this consistent family base with the cast and crew,” Maia added. “I spend my days with people I have known for years and have seen me in my darkest days.”

If you missed it, check out the first footage from Maia‘s new series, Good Trouble.

Liam Payne Shares New Details About 'First Time' EP!

Liam Payne Shares New Details About 'First Time' EP!

Liam Payne‘s highly anticipated new EP, First Time, just got a release date and track list.

The former One Direction member will share the EP with fans so soon – on Friday (August 24)!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest PDA-filled pics of Liam Payne and Cairo Dwek

The lead single and title track, “First Time,” will feature French Montana.

The other three new songs are “Home With You,” “Depend On It,” and “Slow.”

Liam recently let fans know that he would be putting his debut album plans on the back burner, opting for this shorter EP instead. Read his full message here.

We can’t wait! You can pre-save First Time on Spotify here.

Cree Cicchino Joins Netflix Comedy Series 'Mr. Iglesias'

Cree Cicchino Joins Netflix Comedy Series 'Mr. Iglesias'

Cree Cicchino is headed to Netflix!

The 16-year-old former Game Shakers actress will star in the streaming service’s upcoming Mr. Iglesias, with comedian Gabriel Iglesias, Maggie Geha and Jacob Vargas, Deadline reports.

The series centers on Gabe, a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater.

He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.

Cree will play Marisol Fuentes, a 16-year-old determined, yet overworked student.

Lana Condor Reveals Her Real Life Boyfriend Writes Her Love Letters

Lana Condor Reveals Her Real Life Boyfriend Writes Her Love Letters

Excuse us, but can someone find us an Anthony de la Torre, too?

Lana Condor just revealed in a new interview that Anthony, who she’s been dating for a couple years, writes her love letters and we are melting over it.

“He’s done that since we started dating and I keep them all. We try to keep the spark alive!” Lana told US Weekly while promoting her new film, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Lana also shared that sometimes Anthony does get a little weird about her onscreen love interests.

“It’s definitely been weird for him, but he’s very supportive,” she says. “As actors, it’s been a learning curve as to how to navigate that world when we have romantic co-stars. If anything, if a girl flirts with him, I’m like, ‘Get it! He’s cute!’”

Just last year, Lana was by Anthony‘s side at the premiere of his movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He played the young Jack Sparrow.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is streaming now on Netflix.

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