Though Joey King made a lot of best dressed lists at Golden Globes 2020, the star of Hulu’s The Act unfortunately didn’t end up with a win… but she did, er, still come in contact with a golden statue, with some painful results.
On Jan. 6, Joey shared two photos from her starry night at the Globes. However, Joey sported an accessory that definitely wasn’t there when she arrived on the red carpet early last night: a perfectly circular bruised bump in the middle of her forehead. The reason for the injury? She came into some contact with her The Act costar Patricia Arquette’s Golden Globe award.
“Patricia Arquette accidentally hit me in the head with her Golden Globe. That sentence will give me bragging rights for the rest of my life,” Joey tweeted. Blessing us with content on all platforms, she also shared the glam shot on Instagram with the caption, “Not everyone can say Patricia Arquette accidentally hit them in the head with her Golden Globe. But I can.”
Ouch, but… cool? What’s the Mean Girls quote about Regina punching the girl in the face again? It’s like that, but sweeter, because it’s Patricia Arquette, and it was totally an accident. “What happens in the elevator stays in the elevator! No seriously I’m so sorry sweetest one!,” replied Arquette, who was awarded last night for her role as Dee Dee Blanchard (the mother of Joey’s character Gypsy Rose) in The Act.
In case you thought the moment couldn’t get funnier, InStyle happened to record the whole incident for their elevator video series. In the 13-second clip, we see Arquette fake an Opera performance as Joey throws money into the air. At the very end, Joey takes a bow… right as Arquette hoists up her award. You can just make out a head smack before the elevator door closes.
“Our relationship off-camera now has become so intense. We care about each other so much because we go through so much together onscreen,” said Joey about Arquette in a previous interview with Teen Vogue. And, I mean, she wasn’t kidding.
Heal up, Joey! The mark will fade, but the memories (and video evidence) will last forever.
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