Zoë Kravitz fought her way to become Catwoman.
by Jaskiran Kaur | Tue, 05 Oct 2021 09:26:18 GMT
Credits: Vogue

Being the Catwoman is not easy, and neither is securing the role, as revealed by Zoë Kravitz. The actress is the daughter of the famous musician Lenny Kravitz and his ex-wife, Lisa. She entered the world of acting with her 2007 acting debut in a romantic comedy film "No Reservations." The star has worked her way through several captivating roles since then and is also known for playing Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class, the 2011 movie. 

She played the eye-catching role of Christina in Divergent and has also recently starred in the Fantastic Beast film series that came after the Harry Potter franchise. Another one of her famous roles was alongside Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road, the apocalyptic movie, where she played Toast the Knowing. Now by landing the role of Catwoman in the latest Batman movie, Zoë Kravitz has again proved that she is certainly an exceptional actress. 

Reportedly, the actress had to fight her way to the role and, in the journey, had to beat out many actresses from the race. Playing Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, in the DC reboot film 'The Batman,' Zoë is now going to shine alongside the movie maker Matt Reeves. Apart from Zoë, the film is also going to launch a new Batman face next year. The iconic savior of Gotham City will now be portrayed by none other than Robert Pattinson, the Twilight heartthrob. The castings have generated a great deal of anticipation amongst fans, and with newly released teasers, trailers and footage through events like the DC fandom, the craze is only increasing to astronomical levels. 

The actress opened up about her portrayal of the Catwoman characters and revealed how she landed the role. Talking about this in an interview with Another Mag, Zoë said that her casting came after she had spent a lot of time and put in much effort to land the deal. The Catwoman actress said:

"I read the script. Then he talked with me again to hear my thoughts, to see if we were on the same page. I didn't know him well, and it was a bit of a process. When these big opportunities come up, these big roles, and you really want them, it's heartbreaking when you don't get them. You put a lot of energy into it. The thing that I tried to keep in check throughout, though, was just wanting to be agreeable and likable to get the role."

She said that she approached the role with a lot of positivity and energy and added, "I read the script and said, 'I love it. I love everything about it.' Then I go to the audition, and I have this puppy dog energy."

She also talked about how she convinced the filmmakers that she was worth the role. She said, "It was important to give him an idea of what it's really like to work with me. To say what I really think and, if we're on set together, to ask the questions, I want to ask. I tried to come at it from the angle where I am showing him what I see and feel about this character. I believe that's why it happened, and I got the role. Matt's a fantastic director, and he's really into talking about the character. We had some really good conversations. I had some thoughts about the character once I'd read the script too, and they were welcomed."

Credits: Us Magazine

The highly anticipated film of 2022, Batman, features other famous cast members like Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone. Additionally, Robert Pattinson also added that the film is not going to follow in the steps of Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, or Michael Keaton in Tim Burton's "Batman" and "Batman Returns,” and hence will be something different.