I’m ashamed to tell you that I was not familiar with the China Girl character before seeing Oz The Great and Powerful. Teenager Joey King plays the role of China Girl and her voiceover work as this character is fantastic.
At thirteen years old, she’s got a fantastic future ahead of her in the movie world. Consider me her newest fan….
On The Ease of Playing Her Character
I think that it was easy. There are parts I’ve done before where it’s very difficult to get into that mode and you have to be very different than yourself. But, I am always up for a challenge and I love those kind of things, but this one was a little bit more close to my personality. She’s very sassy and has a lot of personality. She’s very energetic, and she’s just a little bit manipulative, in a way.
Her Favorite Scene
My favorite scene is when I’m convincing Oz to let me go with him and Finley on their journey to hunt for the Wicked Witch. You get to see this side of China Girl where she’s that manipulative little girl. But she really wants to go with them on this adventure. She’s a very adventurous little girl. It was a funny scene and I loved seeing how it all played off.
Spending Time with the China Girl Puppet
China Girl’s puppeteer, Phillip Huber – he was amazing. She had so many strings on her, and he knew what every string worked and it was so cool to watch. There was a string where she could blink and where she could move her arms. I got to hang out with her a lot. It was almost like she was a real person. I forgot that she was just a puppet. That was really exciting and neat.
Balancing Work and Life as a Teenager
This is exciting for me. I love going away and filming because I usually have to travel. And when I come home, I get to see my friends and hang out with them. But this is what I love to do. It’s part of who I am and I love it.
Being a Role Model To Other Kids
It’s kind of cool to see that kids look up to me and they admire my work and my personality. I get to do these kinds of charities and let kids know that it’s fun to do these kinds of things. It’s fun to do charity, and you always have to stay involved with the world.
So, it’s exciting for me and it’s also, sometimes it’s a little bit of a challenge as well. The reason why it’s a challenge sometimes is because I’m not like a normal teenager, you know? I love letting kids know that there’s more than just sitting at home on your computer and doing things like that.
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