Taylor Zakhar Perez was worried about Joey King’s weight loss
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Taylor Zakhar Perez was worried about Joey King’s weight loss

Taylor expressed concern about Joey’s weight loss when he visited her on the set of Hulu’s “We Were the Lucky Ones.”

In an interview with Variety’s Actors On Actors, Taylor Zakhar Perez revealed his concern over former co-star Joey King’s dramatic weight loss while filming the Hulu miniseries “We Were the Lucky Ones.”

Perez, who starred alongside King in the Netflix series “The Kissing Booth 2,” visited her on the winter set of the Holocaust drama and was amazed by her appearance. “I remember it was winter, January, just freezing, and thinking about you was hard,” Perez said. “But also the topic you dealt with. When I showed up, I was like, ‘Yo, are you okay? Because you’ve lost a lot of weight.”

King explained that the weight loss was intentional due to her role as Halina, a Jewish woman posing as an Aryan during World War II. She emphasized the limited access to food and the difficult reality that her heroine struggles with.

King acknowledged his responsibility for portraying the Holocaust survivor, stating, “We tried to approach it as smartly and safely as possible, but we tried to remember that the responsibility we have for this story is so enormous.”

The actress also stressed the importance of finding discomfort where necessary to authentically portray the characters’ experiences, highlighting the commitment and dedication she put into the role.