The princess is of course the most important character in The Princess. She is a headstrong, independent young woman who, despite what is expected of her, wants to learn to fight and become a warrior. She’s lucky enough to find someone willing to train her in Linh (Veronica Ngo), and she uses those skills to fight her way down the tower and face off against the evil Julius.
At just 22 years old, Joey King is already a queen of genre films. At 12, she had a brief but important role in The Dark Knight Rises as a young Talia al Ghul (played as an adult by Marion Cotillard). Just a year later, she played Christine Perron, one of the children terrorized by supernatural forces, in The Conjuring.
Since then, she has starred in a number of other horror films and action blockbusters, including Wish Upon, Slender Man, and Independence Day: Resurgence. And in 2018, she starred as Elle Evans in The Kissing Booth, a Netflix rom-com that launched its own franchise, with each film focusing on Elle’s ongoing romantic dilemmas. Lately, King’s performance has been one of the best things about Bullet Train and showed that she’s ready to make the leap to action stardom.