In fact, the princess doesn’t have a name, at least the one we learn. She is consistently referred to as “The Princess”.
Joey King plays the title character and says she took her training to heart and did about 85-90% of all her stunts herself.
“I had two stunt doubles, Desi and Jade, and they were the best,” King said. “They trained me every day when I went to the gym. The best thing about them, yes their job is there when I can’t do something and when they have to step in and play against me. But these women were so supportive, so empowering, they wanted me to do whatever I could, they really built me up and supported me.”
She begins as a beautiful princess engaged to a psychopathic prince, engaged by a deal set by her father the king.
We watch as her once stunning wedding dress transforms into battle attire.
“Our costume department nailed it on this dress and the different shapes that this dress takes,” King said.
The princess must work her way down a massive tower while slaughtering murderous guards.
“She’s dirty, she fights dirty, she just wants to get her job done,” King said.
How did she become such a fierce fighter? The film answers this question with the help of “Lin”, her friend, royal employee and trainer, played by Ng Thanh Vn.
Director Le-Van Kiet says he appreciated the warmth and heart King brought to the role, a role originally written for a different breed of actress.
“It wanted this action figure on its nose, probably like a 5’11” woman who knows MMA,” Kiet said. “She has heart, character and humor.”
Can she keep her freedom, save her father’s and her family’s right to the throne, and save her loved ones from losing their lives in the process?
Find out in Hulu’s The Princess streaming on July 1st.
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