“The Batman” was a hit, and the DC superhero hit has grossed $248.5 million worldwide, with Zoë Kravitz taking credit for her portrayal of Catwoman.
Zoë Kravitz recently revealed that she was rejected from auditioning for a small role in “The Dark Knight Rises” because of her skin tone.
She talked about it in an interview with “Nylon” back in 2015. In a recent interview with “The Observer”, she once again mentioned the troubles caused by her skin color: “I don’t know if this decision came directly from Nolan (“The Dark Knight Rises” director), I think it may be a casting director. Or the assistant’s decision…as a female actor of color, being told at the time that I couldn’t play because of my skin color, the word ‘Urban’ was thrown around, and that was a really difficult moment.”
The term “Urban” was originally used to refer to black music, with a certain racial overtone. In 2020, a record company under Universal Music issued a statement banning the term.
However, Zoë Kravitz clarified the remarks in the interview on Instagram.
She said she wasn’t told she couldn’t play Catwoman because she was too “Urban.” “I’m not accusing anyone of being racist, I’m just giving an example of how women of color were in the industry at the time.”
——Obviously, this situation has improved a lot after 10 years.
“The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson, Jeffrey Wright, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, etc., it tells the story of Batman’s deep dive into the underworld of Gotham City to investigate the truth about the murder of celebrities, it is a hit.
And Zoë Kravitz, who plays the new “Batman” Catwoman, starred in the HBO hit “Big Little Lies” before promoting the film history.
She said she didn’t like Monterey, California, where the show was primarily filmed, and that being surrounded by white people made her uncomfortable.
Zoë Kravitz was critically acclaimed as Bonnie Carlson in “Big Little Lies.” But one major point the show has been criticized for is its lack of diversity.
Zoë is one of the show’s rare actors of color, but she also has fewer roles than the other white sisters, and even her role as Bonnie is white in the books.
Zoë has previously praised the show for not overemphasizing her race, but reporters say the failure to acknowledge her race makes the character seem unreal.
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, “Big Little Lies” tells the story of three young mothers whose seemingly perfect lives are turned upside down when they become involved in a murder case.
It stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and more.