Zoe Kravitz felt ‘immediate pressure’ after landing Catwoman gig

Zoe Kravitz felt “immediate pressure” after landing the role of Catwoman in The Batman.The Big Little Lies star will play Selina Kyle and her feline alter ego in Matt Reeves’ take on the tale of the iconic Caped Crusader, and she told Variety that her …

Zoe Kravitz felt “immediate pressure” after landing the role of Catwoman in The Batman.

The Big Little Lies star will play Selina Kyle and her feline alter ego in Matt Reeves’ take on the tale of the iconic Caped Crusader, and she told Variety that her phone rang off the hook when the news of her new gig was confirmed last year.

“When the announcement came out that I had gotten this role, my phone rang more than it has ever. More than my birthday, more than my wedding, more than anything,” Zoe recalled.

“So I felt that immediate pressure. The script is phenomenal. The story’s really strong. I feel very clear on who Selina is and what she wants, and I’m trying to stay more focused on that.”

The 31-year-old, who is reportedly heading back to continue filming the comic book adaptation after it was shut down in March amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said it was distracting seeing herself in the iconic catsuit for the first time.

“It’s cool, man. It’s cool. I can’t say it wasn’t cool, but I’ve been really trying to not think too much about just what that character means to everybody else,” the actress explained. “Just because it can be distracting in the wrong way, especially when you’re trying to become someone else.”

The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the DC superhero, is set to be released in October next year.

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Zoe Kravitz: ‘Robert Pattinson is perfect for Batman role’

Zoe Kravitz thinks Robert Pattinson is the perfect fit for iconic superhero Batman.The Big Little Lies actress, who landed the coveted role of Catwoman in October last year, threw her support behind the British actor being picked to play Bruce Wayne du…

Zoe Kravitz thinks Robert Pattinson is the perfect fit for iconic superhero Batman.

The Big Little Lies actress, who landed the coveted role of Catwoman in October last year, threw her support behind the British actor being picked to play Bruce Wayne during a recent interview with Variety.

“He looks good in the suit, man. He looks good in the suit. That’s a good jaw line,” she quipped. “But he’s just a great actor and he brings so much to everything he does… I think he’s perfect, perfect casting.”

The upcoming comic book adaptation, directed by Matt Reeves, is rumoured to be focusing on the detective aspect of the DC Comics superhero, and will also star Paul Dano as The Riddler, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.

And Zoe respects Robert’s early days playing vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise.

“First of all, he’s just a really good actor. He started out as this kind of teen pop sensation, and then I think we all kind of saw through his work that there was a lot more going on,” Zoe explained.

“He’s a really interesting artist, and that is very much Batman in a way. We have the illusion of Bruce Wayne, and then we have Batman in the shadows that has a lot more complicated things going on. So just in that, I think he’s perfect for this role.”

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Laura Dern turning to transcendental meditation to ease lockdown worries

Laura Dern is turning to transcendental meditation to ease her stress and anxiety during lockdown.The Oscar-winning actress has long been a fan of the mindfulness practice, and said that it has been helping her to relax amid the uncertainty of the ongo…

Laura Dern is turning to transcendental meditation to ease her stress and anxiety during lockdown.

The Oscar-winning actress has long been a fan of the mindfulness practice, and said that it has been helping her to relax amid the uncertainty of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“When I’ve been consistent, meditation has been a wonderful part of my life’s practice,” Dern told Mind Body Green. “Exercise has come in different forms – be it yoga or more physical training for a film.”

“I think I’ve dug deeper with myself and (my kids) to really look at what works for each of us individually and what changes not only our health and our stamina but also our mood,” she added.

She’s now enjoying a renewed appreciation for the outdoors, and has been encouraging her children – son Ellery and daughter Jaya – to take long walks with her on a daily basis.

“For those of us in urban environments in which there have been larger spikes and numbers in terms of Covid-19, taking the time to find nature is a privilege,” Dern explained. “Now I don’t have to beg my kids to walk the dog, because they need it as much as the dog does – to get some fresh air and feel the sun. We’re lucky to go to a hiking trail or a park now that they’ve reopened – it really makes a difference.”

And the Big Little Lies star acknowledged the ongoing protests over racial inequality in the U.S., following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, have affected her perception of self-care.

“Marching in the street, making it matter, and not stopping until everyone is treated justly and with respect is self-care,” the 53-year-old stated.

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Zoe Kravitz spoke to Michelle Pfeiffer after landing Catwoman role

Zoe Kravitz was comforted by Michelle Pfeiffer after she was cast as Catwoman in The Batman.It was announced last year that the Big Little Lies actress would be playing the formidable Selina Kyle, and her feline alter-ego, in Matt Reeves’ superhero thr…

Zoe Kravitz was comforted by Michelle Pfeiffer after she was cast as Catwoman in The Batman.

It was announced last year that the Big Little Lies actress would be playing the formidable Selina Kyle, and her feline alter-ego, in Matt Reeves’ superhero thriller, alongside Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.

The role was previously played by Michelle in Tim Burton’s 1992 movie, Batman Returns, before Halle Berry took over in 2004, and later Anne Hathaway in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Zoe revealed that she approached Michelle at the Golden Globes earlier this year, as the pair were sat together thanks to the 62-year-old’s husband David E. Kelley, who wrote the hit HBO show, Big Little Lies.

“I spoke to Michelle. We sat at the same table at the Golden Globes, and I’ve met her a bunch over the years because of David E. Kelley. She’d always been so nice,” the 31-year-old told the Variety and iHeart podcast The Big Ticket. “I had just gotten cast so I was really nervous to be around her, and she was so sweet.

“She just gave me a big hug and said, ‘You’re going to be great.’ That was really just amazing,” Zoe shared.

And the three-time Oscar nominee wasn’t the only Catwoman to offer Zoe some much-needed support.

“Both Halle and Anne were really sweet on Instagram and Twitter. (They) sent really sweet, encouraging messages when that was announced. So I feel supported by my girls,” she added.

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Nicole Kidman: ‘Every role takes a toll on my health’

Nicole Kidman has described how each role she plays takes a toll on her mental health.The Oscar-winning actress insists on getting under the skin of her characters, like the abused Celeste Wright in TV series Big Little Lies and the depressed Virginia …

Nicole Kidman has described how each role she plays takes a toll on her mental health.

The Oscar-winning actress insists on getting under the skin of her characters, like the abused Celeste Wright in TV series Big Little Lies and the depressed Virginia Woolf in The Hours, which she finds can have a negative impact on her real-life.

“Certain things penetrate psychologically in a really deep way,” Nicole told the Wall Street Journal. “There is just no getting around that, and I wish there was. I haven’t been taught it. I have tried to learn it. I don’t have the ability. It does take a toll on my health, and it takes a toll on my spirit… I’m always trying to dig in.”

And she credited her husband of almost 14 years, Keith Urban, for his understanding of her acting methods.

“The unfortunate part of it is that the feelings are intense. I wish I could be the kind of person that’s like, ‘Meh.’ I have an unbelievably understanding husband and children – the little ones who are going like, ‘Why are you looking like that, mummy?’ (But) their ability to understand artistically is very deep already,” the 52-year-old explained.

Nicole also revealed that she’s passed on movie roles in order to stay at home with her children if musician Keith is on tour.

“We have a system worked out to keep the family together. When Keith’s not touring, it’s much easier. He’ll be on tour next year, and then I just don’t work as much. Literally – it will become imbalanced, and we will change it. We don’t have the answers, but the one thing we do know is that we will not jeopardise us,” she noted.

And Nicole said she wouldn’t stand in the way of her daughters, Sunday, 11, and nine-year-old Faith, if they wanted to pursue a career in acting.

“I’d get out of their way,” she joked.

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Laura Dern prioritising meditation during coronavirus lockdown

Laura Dern said she’s prioritising meditation while at home during the coronavirus lockdown in the U.S.The Oscar-winning actress has always been an avid fan of self-care, but in a new interview with InStyle magazine, she confessed that she struggled to…

Laura Dern said she’s prioritising meditation while at home during the coronavirus lockdown in the U.S.

The Oscar-winning actress has always been an avid fan of self-care, but in a new interview with InStyle magazine, she confessed that she struggled to look after herself when the restrictions were first put in place in response to the Covid-19 outbreak last month.

“I completely dropped my meditation. In a crisis, everything else falls away. The anxiety and stress of everything going on made it too overwhelming. Women are notorious for guilting themselves out of self-care,” Laura shared, noting that as a mother-of-two, she had to focus on herself in order to be a better person for her family. “I am realising that as a mother and a daughter, self-care is a requirement in my day if I’m going to stay healthy enough to be the sole provider as an only child for my parents – getting and preparing their food and making sure they’re safe – while taking care of my kids who are home now doing online school.”

Now, Laura is making sure to meditate first thing in the morning and always invites her children, son Ellery, 18, and daughter, Jaya, 15, to join in.

“In the afternoon, we meet up and we sit together on the couch and we have our meditation practice,” the 53-year-old added.

Elsewhere, the Marriage Story star noted that she no longer watches the news, as it was giving her anxiety, and is doing simple activities with her family instead.

“We make sure to have the time in the day to walk our dogs and get fresh air, we make tea, take (online) yoga classes, and we’re learning to knit together,” she sweetly shared.

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Reese Witherspoon never wanted to exploit her sexuality in photoshoots

Reese Witherspoon has never posed for sexy photoshoots because she doesn’t want people to think of her in that way. Throughout her career, the Big Little Lies star has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines and posed for many photoshoots, but the…

Reese Witherspoon has never posed for sexy photoshoots because she doesn’t want people to think of her in that way.

Throughout her career, the Big Little Lies star has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines and posed for many photoshoots, but the pictures never have a smouldering or sexy edge, and in an interview with Vanity Fair, she explained that was a deliberate decision.

“I always had a thing about exploiting sexuality. When I came up in the business, there were all these men’s magazines we were told to cater to. I was never in Maxim. I was never picked as a GQ girl, and I’m O.K. with that because that’s not how I wanted to be viewed. That’s not how I see myself,” she explained.

The 43-year-old shared that she wanted to place more importance on her acting and comedic talents than on her appearance because she can keep working once ageing sets in.

“I always say, ‘Funny doesn’t sag.’ I always just wanted to be funny, you know? And you can’t be rendered obsolete if you just keep being funny,” Reese continued. “Guess what gets rendered obsolete? Your boobs go south, your face goes south, your a*s goes south, but you can always be funny. And those are my idols, my heroes – Goldie (Hawn), Holly Hunter, Diane Keaton, Nancy Meyers – smart and funny.”

However, the mother-of-three insisted women should be allowed to display their sexuality if they want to.

“It’s complex. It’s not how I grew up. I grew up thinking you dress the way you want to be treated. But things are changing,” she added.

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Zoe Kravitz blames self-isolation for pale complexion in Instagram selfie

Zoe Kravitz has clapped back at an Instagram follower who accused her of lightening her skin.The Big Little Lies star, the daughter of fellow actress Lisa Bonet and rocker Lenny Kravitz, shared a photo of herself posing with her grey and white dog on s…

Zoe Kravitz has clapped back at an Instagram follower who accused her of lightening her skin.

The Big Little Lies star, the daughter of fellow actress Lisa Bonet and rocker Lenny Kravitz, shared a photo of herself posing with her grey and white dog on social media on Tuesday, while holed up at home amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

“Stay inside kids. one day at a time,” she captioned the snap, which referenced her self-isolation as cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles and New York, advise residents to stay home to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The bright lighting of the picture led one fan to question whether Zoe had undergone a cosmetic treatment to lighten her skin colour, with the user writing, “Am I wrong or she is looking so white in this picture, please don’t tell me you are getting ready of your melanin, you are so beautiful with your natural color (sic).”

The comment prompted a backlash from some of Zoe’s other followers, who branded the remark “rude”, before the 31-year-old weighed in herself.

“Girl. this is what happens to some of us mixed kids when we can’t go outside lol (laugh out loud),” she retorted.

This isn’t the first time that Zoe has had to respond to unwanted comments about her appearance on social media.

The High Fidelity star recently shared two selfies on Instagram in which she showcased the products she used from YSL Beauty to achieve her perfect pout.

However, one of her 5.6 million followers was irked by the snaps, and claimed the actress had resorted to using fillers.

“Babe, what have u done to your beautiful natural lips??” the user wrote, prompting the star to reply, “Um. put some lipgloss on them…”

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Laura Dern spent ‘too many years’ hiding her skin

Laura Dern spent “too many years” hiding her skin with make-up.The 52-year-old, who recently won a Golden Globe for her role in Noah Baumbach’s drama Marriage Story, has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime during a chat with Into The Gloss. …

Laura Dern spent “too many years” hiding her skin with make-up.

The 52-year-old, who recently won a Golden Globe for her role in Noah Baumbach’s drama Marriage Story, has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime during a chat with Into The Gloss.

Laura confessed that she no longer uses foundation on her face but instead slathers on True Botanicals’ Pure Radiance Oil, which contains chia seed, passion fruit and papaya seed oils, along with algae extract and squalane.

“My morning routine is washing my face and using the Pure Radiance Oil,” she explained. “That oil has become my foundation. If I’m using make-up, I use just a little bit of concealer when I need and a lip and a little mascara.

“I spent too many years thinking that I had to hide my skin. The quicker I moved away from foundation that suffocated my skin, the healthier and happier my skin became.”

And the oil transformed Laura’s skin so dramatically that even her make-up artist on Big Little Lies noted a big change.

“Suddenly over three months, the make-up artist was like, ‘Hold on, your skin looks beautiful. Your pores are looking smaller, and when you come in the morning your skin looks rested even though you tell me you haven’t slept,'” the star laughed. “Literally, the only thing that had changed was the oil.”

Laura, who serves as a brand ambassador for True Botanicals, knows she needs to keep her routine as simple as possible, due to her sensitive skin, and swears by a probiotic face mask if she needs to give her face a lift.

“I’ve tried so many different masks and they’re all so full of chemicals. Masks, particularly overnight masks, break me out,” she stated, before adding that her favourite is the Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Masque. “It feels activating – I really, really like it. It feels like you’re nourishing your skin and waking it up, like taking acidophilus.”

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Zoe Kravitz felt ‘short and ungainly’ as a teenager

Zoe Kravitz felt “shortly and ungainly” when she was a teenager. The Big Little Lies star is an ambassador for YSL Beauty, has fronted campaigns for the likes of Saint Laurent and Tiffany & Co., and always flaunts her enviable style on the red carpet. …

Zoe Kravitz felt “shortly and ungainly” when she was a teenager.

The Big Little Lies star is an ambassador for YSL Beauty, has fronted campaigns for the likes of Saint Laurent and Tiffany & Co., and always flaunts her enviable style on the red carpet.

However, in a cover interview with Elle U.S. magazine, Zoe admitted she didn’t feel confident about her appearance growing up, because she compared herself to her actress mother Lisa Bonet and the models her father Lenny Kravitz dated, such as Adriana Lima.

“I didn’t like my new school. I didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere, and I was surrounded by an enormous amount of beauty and posturing. I was a chunky, perfectly normal-looking 15-year-old, but I had this remarkably beautiful skinny mother and a father who was dating a supermodel, and I felt short and ungainly,” she explained.

The actress soon developed an eating disorder which she suffered from for about a decade, and she remains mindful of her battle.

“I’m okay now,” the 31-year-old insisted. “But I am very vigilant. It’s a disease, and I never let myself forget that.”

Zoe, who married actor Karl Glusman last year, gave the interview to promote her starring role in upcoming miniseries High Fidelity, based on Nick Hornby’s book of the same name.

And the brunette beauty, who considers her love of fashion “an obsession”, revealed that she helped costume designer Colleen Atwood find vintage clothes for her character, including a leather coat that’s similar to the one John Cusack sported in the 2000 film adaptation.

“Most of them are now living in my closet,” she added of the costumes.

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