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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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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Zoe Kravitz: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road was the hardest thing I’ve ever done’

Zoe Kravitz named starring in Mad Max: Fury Road as one of the hardest things she’s ever done in her life.The actress starred in George Miller’s 2015 post-apocalyptic action movie alongside Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, and Rosie Huntin…

Zoe Kravitz named starring in Mad Max: Fury Road as one of the hardest things she’s ever done in her life.

The actress starred in George Miller’s 2015 post-apocalyptic action movie alongside Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

However, with countless production delays affecting the ambitious project and Theron and Hardy at loggerheads throughout filming, Kravitz confessed that it was a challenging set to work on.

“As an actor, you make a lot of movies – some of them are good and some of them are bad, and you have to kind of let that go,” she told The New York Times. “But with this one, it really felt like we put our actual blood, sweat, tears and time into it, and if it hadn’t been good, I would have been devastated.”

However, she went on to note that she’d work with the Australian director again in a heartbeat.

“It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life, but it was absolutely worth it, and I would do it again if George asked me to,” Kravitz added.

Elsewhere in the interview, she revealed that it was leading man Hardy, who had taken on the role of Max Rockatansky, which was made famous by Mel Gibson in the original Mad Max movies in the 1980s, who was vocal about the challenges the cast faced on the set of the sequel.

“Tom really had moments of frustration, of anger. Charlize did, too, but I feel like he’s the one who really took it out on George the most, and that was a bummer to see,” she stated. “But you know, in some ways, you also can’t blame him, because a lot was being asked of these actors and there were a lot of unanswered questions.”

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Zoe Kravitz keen to get back to The Batman set

Zoe Kravitz can’t wait to get back to filming The Batman even though she has concerns about how social distancing will work on set.The Big Little Lies actress, who is playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Matt Reeves’s new blockbuster, was in the middle of f…

Zoe Kravitz can’t wait to get back to filming The Batman even though she has concerns about how social distancing will work on set.

The Big Little Lies actress, who is playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Matt Reeves’s new blockbuster, was in the middle of filming alongside Robert Pattinson in England when the production was shut down due to the health crisis in March.

And in a new interview with Variety, Zoe shared that she can’t wait for the day she can return to work.

“(A part of me is) hoping to wake up every day to an email or a phone call saying, ‘We’re ready to go,'” she said. “I’m in touch with everybody, and everyone’s ready to go when it’s safe.”

However, Zoe admitted it would be difficult for the cast and crew to implement social distancing measures on set, particularly because she works so closely with the costume and make-up teams.

“You have people just touching your face, touching your body all day long,” the 31-year-old explained. “I need help getting into the catsuit. I can’t do it on my own. I was probably touched more (on this film) than any job, just because of the clothes and the combat and all of that.”

The star recently told Vanity Fair magazine that she was having virtual sessions with her trainer David Higgins five days a week during lockdown because she’s determined not to ruin all the hard work she put in to get into shape for the role.

“It’s not like the studio called and said, ‘Don’t get fat, b**ch,'” she joked. “The first couple weeks that I self-quarantined, I remember texting the director, Matt, and I was like, ‘We might have to make the catsuit a few sizes bigger when this is over.’

“I’m definitely eating whatever the f**k I want. But yeah, (I) try to stay in decent shape so I don’t have to start from scratch.”

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Colin Farrell to play ‘original and fun’ version of The Penguin in The Batman

Colin Farrell has teased that his take on The Penguin in The Batman will be “original and fun”.The Irish actor is taking on the role of Oswald ‘The Penguin’ Cobblepot, previously made famous by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, for the upcom…

Colin Farrell has teased that his take on The Penguin in The Batman will be “original and fun”.

The Irish actor is taking on the role of Oswald ‘The Penguin’ Cobblepot, previously made famous by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, for the upcoming comic book adaptation, which will be directed by Matt Reeves.

And Farrell, who will be starring opposite Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader, said he’s looking forward to getting back to filming the thriller after production on the movie in the U.K. was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I had only started it and I can’t wait to get back,” the 43-year-old told Good Morning America. “The creation of it, the aesthetic of the character, has been fun and I really am so excited to get back and explore it.”

Farrell also revealed that while he’s only in the movie for a short period, he has a few “tasty” scenes.

“I haven’t got that much to do. I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of some tasty scenes I have in it and my creation and I can’t wait to get back,” he shared.

And he’s looking forward to bringing his interpretation of the iconic Batman villain to the big screen.

“I totally feel like it is something that I have not had the opportunity to explore before. It feels original and fun. But I am only at the start of the journey so I can’t wait to get back and really get into it,” Farrell added.

The Batman, which also stars Paul Dano, Andy Serkis, Zoe Kravitz, and Jeffrey Wright, is set to be released in October 2021.

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Robert Pattinson ignoring The Batman training during lockdown

Robert Pattinson isn’t keeping up with his training for The Batman during lockdown. The Twilight actor was in the middle of filming his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman when the coronavirus pandemic struck and production was shu…

Robert Pattinson isn’t keeping up with his training for The Batman during lockdown.

The Twilight actor was in the middle of filming his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman when the coronavirus pandemic struck and production was shut down.

Pattinson had been working with a personal trainer, who the film studio hired to get him in superhero shape, and the trainer left him with a BOSU ball and a single weight and pleaded with him to continue using both while he self-isolates. However, he is currently ignoring her.

“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” the 34-year-old explained to GQ magazine. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean – he wasn’t exactly ripped… Literally, I’m just barely doing anything.”

He added that when he was filming Twilight “the one time they told me to take my shirt off, I think they told me to put it back on again.”

Pattinson’s comments are in stark contrast to his co-star Zoe Kravitz, who plays Selina Kyle/Catwoman. She has been keeping up with her workout routine for The Batman five days a week during lockdown so she’s still in shape when production resumes.

Pattinson, who is usually based in Los Angeles, is currently isolating in London and living in an apartment that The Batman producers are renting for him.

And he also admitted going outside for exercise, which is currently permitted in England, scares him.

“I went for a run around the park today,” he added. “I’m so terrified of being, like, arrested. You’re allowed to run around here. But the terror I feel from it is quite extreme.”

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Zoe Kravitz didn’t enjoy making Divergent franchise

Zoe Kravitz didn’t enjoy making the Divergent film franchise because “nobody really knew what we were doing”.The 31-year-old played Christina alongside Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, and Ansel Elgort in the action trilogy, based on the dys…

Zoe Kravitz didn’t enjoy making the Divergent film franchise because “nobody really knew what we were doing”.

The 31-year-old played Christina alongside Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, and Ansel Elgort in the action trilogy, based on the dystopian book series of the same name by Veronica Roth.

But during an appearance on the Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard podcast on Monday, Zoe admitted that she doesn’t have fond memories of making those movies, which began with 2014’s Divergent.

“Those films, (with) all due respect, those weren’t my favourite films that I’ve made, and I think as we went on, the story really kinda got lost and nobody really knew what we were doing anymore, and that makes it really hard,” she confessed. “I’m happy to go wherever (in her acting), if I know what we’re making and why, but once you lose sight of that, it becomes really hard.”

Zoe shared that she disliked shooting in front of a green screen in the scorching heat of Atlanta, Georgia for three consecutive summers.

“I think it depends what it is too, like, when you’re running away from something and you’re like, ‘What? Why?!” the star continued. “And it’s a million degrees, you can’t see anything, it’s all CG (computer-generated).”

Although the films performed well at the global box office, the first instalment, directed by Neil Burger, received mixed reviews from critics, while the sequels, 2015’s Insurgent and 2016’s Allegiant, which were both helmed by Robert Schwentke, garnered negative reviews.

The poor reactions led to a planned fourth movie, inspired by the second half of the Allegiant novel, to be cancelled altogether.

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Zoe Kravitz keeping up Catwoman training sessions amid coronavirus lockdown

Zoe Kravitz is continuing her Catwoman training from home amid the coronavirus lockdown.The Big Little Lies actress was in the middle of filming The Batman alongside Robert Pattinson in the U.K. when the coronavirus pandemic struck and film sets were f…

Zoe Kravitz is continuing her Catwoman training from home amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The Big Little Lies actress was in the middle of filming The Batman alongside Robert Pattinson in the U.K. when the coronavirus pandemic struck and film sets were forced to shut down, and while she’s self-isolating at home, she’s determined not to ruin all the hard work she put in to get into shape for the role.

“It’s not like the studio called and said, ‘Don’t get fat, b**ch,'” she laughed to Vanity Fair. “The first couple weeks that I self-quarantined, I remember texting the director, Matt (Reeves), and I was like, ‘We might have to make the catsuit a few sizes bigger when this is over.'”

Zoe had been training for four or five months ahead of production and, after being forced to stay at home, she “quickly decided to get my s**t together.”

Her current Catwoman routine consists of virtual sessions with her trainer David Higgins five days a week.

“It’s actually been really great because it’s been giving me some kind of structure, because I do it at the same time and it also makes the weekends feel like a weekend,” the 31-year-old shared. “I don’t work out on the weekends and it gives me just, ‘Oh, it’s a different kind of a day.’ So, it’s actually been really great just for my mental health.”

Meanwhile, Zoe is making sure to look after herself as she enjoys some much-needed downtime during the lockdown, adding: “Food, wine, and weed. It’s my favourite things right now… I’m definitely eating whatever the f**k I want. But yeah, try to stay in decent shape so I don’t have to start from scratch.”

The Batman is set to hit cinemas from 1 October 2021.

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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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Eiza Gonzalez heartbroken after losing out on Catwoman role

Eiza Gonzalez still hasn’t recovered from losing out on the chance to play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming blockbuster The Batman.The Baby Driver star was told to audition for Selina Kyle and her feline alter ago by the director himself, but was left…

Eiza Gonzalez still hasn’t recovered from losing out on the chance to play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming blockbuster The Batman.

The Baby Driver star was told to audition for Selina Kyle and her feline alter ago by the director himself, but was left heartbroken when Zoe Kravitz was cast instead.

Eiza told The Hollywood Reporter she became so obsessed that she imagined herself as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson as Batman in the comic book adaptation, and was “living and breathing” the role after getting down to the final stages of the audition process.

“It’s impossible not to do that, especially when you get so far down the line,” the 30-year-old confessed. “It’s part of why you’re so far down the line – because you’re living and dreaming the character.

“For my prep for every role, I’m kind of a weirdo, especially when I’m already at the camera test stage or really deep into it. I will live and breathe the character; I’m more traditional in that sense. It is heartbreaking; it is always hard. You have to envision yourself in the role in order to see the role. You can’t have one foot in and one foot out.”

But the Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw star is experienced enough to know that when one door closes in Hollywood, another one opens, and she’s remaining positive that the experience will lead to another opportunity in the future.

“It’s always heartbreaking, but what I’ve learned with time, those relationships that you curate and the people that you meet don’t go away,” she shared. “The beauty of our industry is it’s never ending; it’s always evolving and transforming. I’m just lucky and grateful that I’ve had the chance to meet incredible directors and be part of incredible projects.”

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