Actress Joey King Is Ready to Make Some Serious Moves, on Her Skateboard and Off

The star of this summer's 'Independence Day: Resurgence' proves she's a true Cali girl.

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Sixteen-year-old Joey King has been acting for a decade—so yes, at the age when you were just starting to get into American Girl Dolls, she was making her TV debut. With *nine* new movies in the works—including the upcoming Independence Day sequel—she's only gaining steam. 

Here, inside intel from the force to be reckoned with.

Rookie of the Year: In Smartass [stay tuned for the official release date], my character skateboards. So I took lessons at a skate park in Simi Valley, California, called Skatelab, and I just really loved it. 

How's Tricks: I can do a front shove-it, which is where you rotate the board around underneath your feet. But I dream of grinding on a rail [skateboarding on a handrail]. 

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Flying High: When I'm in the air, I'm either having a panic attack or I have total composure. There's no in between. 

Girl's Girl: I have a beautiful, marbled skateboard by Girl Skateboards. It was so pretty at first, then I started destroying it, putting duct tape and stickers on it. 

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Dress Code: Helmet, kneepads, jeans, and an oversize Ripndip T-shirt or tank top. 

Free Fallin': During a break on Independence Day, I skated around with an assistant director and Liam Hemsworth. I did a trick and didn't land it, so I got up and kept going. The guys were like, "Joey, your knee!" I was bleeding, apparently. 

Sk8er Boi: Usually when I go to my skate park, I'm the only girl there. It's a very intimidating setting. And I'm just like, "I know you think I'm a girl and I can't do it, but guess what? I can." 

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Follow her: @JoeyKingActress

This article appears in the July issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands June 21. 

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