Both Calum Worthy and Joey King admire each other’s performances in the Hulu’s True Crime Drama ‘The Act’.
Joey King And Calum Worthy Drama ‘The Act’
King, in fact, is playing the lead character of Gypsy Rose Blanchard in the episode. While Calum is portraying Nicholas Godejohn, Gypsy’s boyfriend, who killed the culprit Gypsy’s mother in order to save his sweetheart from her mother’s (Dee Dee Blanchard) abuse. Patricia Arquette, however, is playing the nasty mother.
Both the leading actors from the series, thus, admire each other on social media sites for their amazing performances and hardworking attitude for The Act.
The Act’s First Episode On Gypsy Rose Blanchard
The first episode of Hulu’s The Act airs on Wednesday. Viewers have noticed the amazing performance of the Canadian actor Calum Worthy as Nick Godejohn, the young pizza-shop worker who, brutally, murdered the abusive mother of his girlfriend, Gypsy Rose Blanchard, in 2015.
The real Nick Godejohn, in fact, is alive. Currently, Godejohn is serving out a life sentence in prison. The offender suffers from autism spectrum disorder.
Joe King Goes Bald For The Act
Hats off! to Joe King. As a matter of fact, Joey King, The Kissing Booth fame has shaved her head for her role as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a victim of Munchausen’s by proxy via her mother, in Hulu’s The Act.
Calum Worthy did a lot of homework to play this role. He explained to Vanity Fair
“I spent literally two months leading up to filming my first episode investigating who Nick is. I wrote an essay—that was pretty much five pages long—about Nick, based off all of my research, I wouldn’t be doing the autistic community justice until I’d exhausted every resource for research.”
Surprisingly, Joey is very enthusiastic to play Gypsy Blanchard.
King, in fact, announced, “My name for the next 4 months, is Gypsy Rose Blanchard,”
“I know this sounds crazy, and not a lot of people will agree with me, but I think every woman should shave her head at least once in her life,”
King will be playing the character of a real person who in fact, had no hair. Blanchard’s mother, reportedly, shaved her daughter’s head to show that her daughter had leukemia. However, the real victim is not suffering from the disease.
Audiences hence acknowledged her commendable looks and acting as Rose and as a thankful response King shared the following Tweet.
The True Stories On Hulu
The Act is an American true crime drama web television series that premiered on March 20, 2019, on Hulu. The first season is based on the real-life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, who was accused of abusing her daughter by fabricating illness and disabilities. The climax, eventually, leads to murder after Gypsy asks her boyfriend to kill her mother.