Joey King Speaks About Getting More Into Politics & Educating Herself on Issues

Joey King Speaks About Getting More Into Politics & Educating Herself on Issues

Joey King is on one of the covers of Teen Vogue‘s Young Hollywood class of 2019 issue!

Here’s what the 19-year-old The Kissing Booth star had to share with the mag…

On what she hopes to see around her more in Hollywood: “I’m a big people person. I love getting to know people before making any judgments, getting to know their story. I find that when I work a lot on sets, I meet the most interesting people. Not just people who are producers, directors, or cast. The crew is such a vital part of making anything happen, and so really getting to know those people and respecting those people is a huge thing that I want to see more. I want to see people respecting others around them, because we all have a job to do and each job is just as important as the next one.”

On speaking out about heavier topics: “Because I’m now 19, I’ve gotten a lot more into politics than I had been before. That’s because I was not yet of age and I found it really hard to educate myself on politics. I even had a hard time figuring out how to register to vote. And that’s OK to be able to say that it’s confusing to figure out. And it’s confusing and hard to figure out what issues you need to know about. So this year, I really dove into that and tried to educate myself as best as possible. Lately, I’ve been speaking out about human trafficking, the importance of voting, and I went on a march recently [while] shooting in Savannah, Georgia. My co-star AnnaSophia Robb [and I] went on a march to end human trafficking. It was just so inspirational to see all the people that came out to do that. When you have a platform like mine, and I’m lucky enough to have a vast amount of followers, I think I’m really proud to be able to say something that means something to me.”

On not always taking Instagram too seriously: “Something that I just love to do is just never take anything too seriously. Sometimes I post just the stupidest pictures of myself with a face mask, this close up, I call myself an egghead since I have no hair. I also think just not being afraid. Because so much of the time, you get mean comments from people. And that sh*t just rolls off my back. I don’t even notice them anymore. And so I post whatever the hell I wanna post.”

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FYI: Joey is wearing a Christopher John Rodgers bustier top, Mulberry belt (worn as choker) on the cover and a Marc Jacobs dress and Miu Miu necklace in the image.

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