Zoë Kravitz Talks Making Catwoman a “Real Person”

There’s been much discussion around Robert Pattinson’s upcoming portrayal of Bruce Wayne, but it’s Zoë Kravitz’ take on the iconic Selina Kyle that remains the most shrouded in mystery. Luckily for all of us, the alluring actress disclosed a bit on her next big role during a recent interview with AnOther Magazine. Cradled among conversations about her famous parents and the future of her eclectic career, Kravitz spoke candidly about her approach to playing Catwoman, who the actress claims she’d like to modernize as someone outside of her sexual charm:

I also tried to think about it not as Catwoman, but as a woman, how does this make me feel? How are we approaching this and how are we making sure we’re not fetishising or creating a stereotype? I knew it needed to be a real person.

The role of Catwoman has previously been occupied by Hollywood legends like Michelle PfeifferEartha Kitt, and Halle Berry. With decades of material to work with and massive shoes to fill, one might think Kravitz was feeling the pressure to conform to specific predetermined fan ideas of the character. However, the actress is in no rush to compromise her vision for the sake of expectation:

If I’m thinking about wanting everyone to like it and wanting all the fans to like it, I’m not going to actually bring a real person to life. Matt wrote a really interesting story with a complex character, and the relationships are really interesting. All I wanted to do was honour that story.

Matt Reeves’ chapter of the Batman mythos, known as The Batman, is set to drop in theaters on March 4, 2022.

Source: AnOther Magazine

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