EXCLUSIVE: Joey King talks ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and working with Selena Gomez

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Below, enjoy part two of our interview with Ramona & Beezus star Joey King as she discusses her friendship with Selena Gomez as well as working on The Dark Knight Rises!

What was the experience like working on The Dark Knight Rises?

“Working on The Dark Knight Rises was so cool. I got to travel to different places that I have never been to before. I got to go to India, I got to go to London. Christopher Nolan is awesome, so is Christian Bale.”

Are you a fan of previous Batman movies?

“The last Batman movie I watched was The Dark Knight. It was phenomenal I was amazed by the performances. I love the Batman movies and when I heard I was going to be in one I was like, (enthusiastic) ‘Oh my God, oh my Gosh! This is so cool!’ I was calling my family, I was calling my friends and I was like ‘Guess what, I’m going to be in a Batman movie!’”

How does Christopher Nolan compare and differ from other directors?

“Christopher Nolan is so cool because he can take the smallest thing in a scene and change it and it makes the world of difference. He just knows what to do. He’s so experienced and so amazing. The same thing with Sam Rami, he’s also amazing. He asks our input to see what we feel and what is real with our lines and our characters. It just adds something. If you have a director like that you know the film is going to be good because he cares about your opinion and you’re not just saying lines – you’re speaking your voice and saying things that feel real. The same with Christopher Nolan, they’re both brilliant, amazing directors! It’s just a pleasure to work with both of them.”

What was it like working with Selena Gomez on Ramona & Beezus?

“Selena is so sweet. She’s so cool. She’s like my big sister now. It was nice having her on (the Ramona & Beezus) set; I had somebody to hang out with. Now, we text all of the time. I slept over at her house three or four times. She is so sweet.”

You still manage to stay in touch?

“Yeah, we’re both pretty busy but we do stay in touch. We text and also, when I turned 10 (two years ago, I’m 12 now) – She was there on my birthday. She went with me to get my ears pierced. We’re still definitely close; it’s cool to have her as one of my big sisters.”

Did you miss part one of TeenSpot’s interview with Joey King? CLICK HERE!


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