Zoe Kravitz played one of the most popular role of Batman franchise. She is the latest actor to take on the role of Catwoman in newly release movie The Batman. However she was once declined for the same role.
Zoë Kravitz says she was denied a part in a previous Batman movie because of the color of her skin. The 33 year old actress recalled to The Observer how she intended to audition for a role back in the 2012 sequel The Dark Knight Rises. However she said she was turned down because she was deemed too urban for the film.
“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. … Being a woman of color and being an actor and being told at that time that I wasn’t able to read because of the color of my skin, and the word urban being thrown around like that, that was what was really hard about that moment”.
The star added that she has come to realize how to see the positive in rejections.
“Even though it’s sometimes hard to see that in the moment, usually a few years later you’re like Okay this is why this didn’t happen”.
The Big Little Lies alum also revealed that she felt uncomfortable filming in a predominantly white area for the HBO series that wrapped Season 2 in 2019.
Now Kravitz is receiving praise for her The Batman performance as the iconic cat-burglar. She has previously been portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Eartha Kitt. The film opened to No. 1 at the domestic box office over the weekend.