Truthfully, I don’t know much about Zoe Kravitz.
I know she’s the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet and that she stars on HBO’s Big Little Lies and that she’s obviously drop-dead gorgeous. But other than that, I couldn’t tell you a damn thing about the 31-year-old model and actress.
But then, last week, I watched her appearance on Hot Ones and I was immediately sold on Zoe Kravitz. If there was Zoe Kravitz stock for sale, I bought a shit ton.
Not only does she clearly have a Catwoman-esque look about her, but she’s got that sort of playful yet dangerous personality that the character needs. Plus, considering she will largely be acting opposite the super-serious Robert Pattinson as Batman, Kravitz’s spiritied personality will need to be apparent.
Speaking to Variety while promoting her new Hulu series High Fidelity, Kravitz opened up about taking on a character as iconic as Catwoman:
“It was a little scary, but also whenever I get nervous about something, I feel it pushes me to a better place anyway, so I welcome the nerves. If you start focusing too much on what people are going to think you’re doing yourself a disservice, it’s almost like you’re putting your energy in the wrong place. Of course, I want to honor the fans and hope they like what I do with the role, but in order to do what I think I need to do with Catwoman I have to go internal and forget about the rest of the world.” [Variety]
Kravitz also briefly discussed her The Batman co-star, the Dark Knight himself, Robert Pattinson:
“I’ve never worked with him before,” she said, “but we’ve been together for the last few weeks. I had to camera test with him and now we’ve been training together and rehearsing together and he’s just a delightful person and such a wonderful, thoughtful actor.”
“I think he’s perfect for the role,” Kravitz added, “and it’s going to be such an adventure. I’m excited to have him as my partner in crime and to be there to support each other, because it’s intense. It’s going to be a long shoot and there’s a lot of pressure, and I know he has my back and I have his.” [Variety]
The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson — is set to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him firstname.lastname@example.org