Zoe Kravitz has spoken openly about being blocked from attending The Dark Knight rises “because they don’t go to town”.
In 2015, the actress – who is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet – announced that she “couldn’t get an audition for a small role that they cast.” nylon: “It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’
Now in an interview with The ObserverAddressing the rejection, Kravitz, who is of Dominican and Jewish-American descent, said she didn’t know “if it came directly from her [the film’s director] Chris Nolan”.
“I think it was probably some kind of casting director or a casting director’s assistant,” Kravitz said.
“Being a woman of color and being an actress and being told at the time that I couldn’t read because of the color of my skin and the word ‘urban’ being thrown around like that, that was really hard about that moment.”
It is not known what role Kravitz was auditioning for, but it is believed to be that of Catwoman’s roommate Jen, played by Juno Temple.
Kravitz appears in Matt Reeves’ new film The Batmanand is the latest star to play Catwoman after Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway.
The film, which was released earlier this week, is on track to become the highest-grossing theatrical release since the pandemic.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-batman-zoe-kravitz-dark-knight-rises-b2029892.html The Batman: Zoe Kravitz opens up about being blocked from playing Dark Knight Rises because she was too urban