Saturday, March 12, 2022

Rule 5 Saturday - Zoë Kravitz Turns Cat Woman Bi

Why, oh why, does every actress feel obliged to reinterpret her character to fit into some LGTBQRSTUVWXYZ slot? The Batman Star Zoë Kravitz Says Her Version Of Catwoman Is Bisexual
In a interview, Kravitz mentioned that she thought of her darker, grittier, more grounded (on paper) Catwoman as bisexual because she has a female roommate.

The woman she lives with is a friend named Anika (Hana Hrzic) and they have a moment near the beginning of the movie where Selina calls her “baby” in their apartment.

It’s a small moment that doesn’t go anywhere and any sexual tension between the two is only hinted at, nothing more, but Kravitz has apparently taken the ephemeral sequence as a sign of something extra.

“That’s definitely the way I interpreted that, that they had some kind of romantic relationship,” she said.

Not the only controversy since she became the Cat Woman, The Batman Actress Zoë Kravitz Accuses Californians Of Racism, Says She Was Rejected From Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises Because Of Her Skin Color
The Batman actress Zoë Kravitz recently claimed that she was rejected from a role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises film due to her skin color.
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Specifically, she would reveal she was rejected from a role in Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises telling the British outlet, “I don’t know if it came directly from Chris Nolan. I think it was probably a casting director of some kind, or a casting director’s assistant…”

She added, “Being a woman of colour and being an actor and being told at that time that I wasn’t able to read because of the colour of my skin, and the word urban being thrown around like that, that was what was really hard about that moment.”
But word must have gone out and mirabile dictu, she walked that back, E!, Zoë Kravitz Clarifies Comments About Being Too "Urban" for Dark Knight Rises Audition
"I was NOT told I was too urban to play catwoman in the dark knight," Zoë, 33, wrote in a March 8 Instagram Story. "It would have made NO sense for me to even be considered for that role at that time."

She clarified, "I wanted to AUDITION for a small part in the film and was told (I do not know who said this, but this is how it was worded to me) that they were not going ‘urban' on the part. This is something I heard a lot 20 years ago—it was a very different time."

Zoë recalled the moment as a small part of a much larger conversation. "I did not mention this to point any fingers or make anyone seem racist, namely [Dark Knight director] Chris Nolan, the film's producers or anyone on the casting team, because I truly do not believe anyone meant any harm. I was simply giving an example of what it was like to be a woman of color in this industry at that time."

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