The Princess is a “Rapunzel” inspired film, featuring Joey King as The Princess and the executive producer. The Hulu movie follows a bold princess who finds out that she is to wed a sociopath. With her refusal, she is immediately sent to a remote tower. However, her cruel suitor tries to find ways to take her father’s throne. Will The Princess save her family and the kingdom before it’s too late?
Here’s the scoop on the cast of The Princess!
Meet the Cast
Joey King is the strong-willed princess as well as the executive producer. The film that helped her to gain recognition as an actress is the comedy film, Ramona and Beezus. Joey goes on to star in The Kissing Booth movies and the crime drama series, The Act. Her respective role in The Act led her to become nominated for the Golden Globe and the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Veronica Ngo is the character Lin in The Princess. The Vietnamese-Norwegian actress, singer, and model is known for her roles in Furie, The Old Guard, and The Rebel.
Le-Van Kiet is the director behind the film. The Vietnamese filmmaker is known for his work in Furie. He has also directed The Ancestral and The Requin.
Joey King as The Princess
Kiet gives his thoughts on why Joey King was chosen to the play the courageous princess. “Well, she was there even before me. And so I was even happier. The work was done for me. But immediately we were excited because Joey just consistently impressed me dramatically, but also physically. And that was a real joy because it made my job a lot easier, obviously. But it just melted into the movie.”
Kiet Directing a Princess Film
Veronica reveals more about Kiet and the expectations she had when working with him. “Yeah, from what I knew from him, he’s very dark with his storytelling. And when he called me and he said, ‘Okay, I’m gonna do a princess movie,’ and I was like what?” She further expresses that it was “so fun for me, and again, also very proud for me too. To be in such an incredible journey, like with Kiet again.”
Joey’s Action Scenes
Veronica comments on Joey’s fighting scenes in The Princess and Joey responds with her thoughts. “It is such an honor because Veronica is extremely experienced in the action world, and she is just an unbelievable fighter. I mean, I knew I had so much to learn from her. She is so clean with her fighting. She is so admirable. It’s beautiful. It’s a beautiful dance to watch her fight. And so to hear this, it is so nice. It is so lovely to hear.”
Veronica and Joey reveal the scenes that were the most difficult for them. Joey starts off by saying, “It was actually a scene with Veronica. It was in the woods. We had a flashback sequence of us fighting together. And the reason why that was the most challenging scene is ’cause I don’t think we actually stopped fighting for 12 hours. All the cameras were kind of already where they needed to be, and we would just kind of move them around us.”
Veronica comments by saying, “yeah, it’s actually the same scene. Joey already said it. I mean, for me, I am very concerned when I come into a fight scene with another actress, ’cause we need a lot of training. It’s better for me to fight with a stunt person. They can take a lot, and then I can really stretch on my movement, and straighten them and do kicks.”
Joey expresses her thoughts about continuing to star in films with action scenes. “I really did fall in love with the martial arts process. I would definitely not shy away from another film that has some sort of action elements and getting my hands dirty. I felt like I unlocked new confidence in myself that I didn’t know I had, ’cause I didn’t think I could pull something like this off, and then I did. And so I feel like that just made me feel really empowered.”
What the Audiences Should Know
Kiet talks about his background in martial arts and incorporating the theme in a princess movie. “We knew Joey was the princess and we knew what kind of persona she is and all that. And part of the humor is part of Joey too. So we made sure that the action was believable, in terms of character. So it starts with that, and then after that, there’s the design. And the action team that I work with, and Veronica would give me pointers too because we did the same thing with Furie. We had to make the character with Veronica believable.”
Kiet continues by saying, “but then she learned all the styles and skills of fight choreography, so it didn’t make it boring. And so we did some martial arts, but then we made sure that it was part of the sword, part of medieval antiquity. But every film martial arts is different. It just has to meld into the character and then the world around it.”
Hope you found the cast of The Princess to be as awesome as we do!
Stream The Princess exclusively on Hulu on July 1st!
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