Actress Joey King Reveals How Shaving Her Head Has Been 'Empowering'—And Thinks More Women Should Try It

Joey King, the actress famous for The Conjuring, Ramona & Beezus, and The Kissing Booth (among others), just shaved her head for an upcoming role. While many actresses may see losing their locks as a necessary evil of the business, King says she loved doing it, and thinks more women should give the hairless lifestyle a try.


Here's what Joey looked like while she still had hair:





King will soon be starring in The Act, a new seasonal anthology series from Hulu which follows incredible true-crime stories. The first season will tell the story of Gypsy Rose Blancharde's murder of her mother, and required King to shave her head:




King thinks shaving her head is "empowering" and recommends women everywhere give it a try:

I've never really had an attachment to my hair. I couldn't care less what happens to it. No part of me was nervous or was second-guessing it...So many people would ask me, 'Are you really scared?' or 'Are you nervous?' or say, 'You're so brave.' And I'd go, 'I'm not brave, I'm just cutting my hair of.'





To be fair, this is far from King's first time shaving her head. She sported a buzzed scalp "when she was 11 for The Dark Knight Rises and again when she was 14 for Wish I Was Here."






To King, shaving her head feels like setting herself free:

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. It's not like they're going to regret it 10 years down the line when their hair is long again. It's something that's very freeing, really fun, and really empowering.

Some fans were sad to see Joey's hair go...




But others were just as excited for the new look!





When it premieres, be sure to check out Hulu's The Act, based on Michelle Dean's 2016 BuzzFeed article.

H/T - Buzzfeed, ABC News

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