Zoë Kravitz


Zoë Kravitz says women of color need more roles that aren’t about race

When Vincent N Roxxy writer-director Gary Michael Schultz was conceiving the characters for his latest movie, he had one person in mind to play his titular leading lady: Zoë Kravitz.

“She is just who I wanted,” he tells EW when the movie premiered earlier this month at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Seeing some of her early work, there’s something in her that is special. And the truth is, there’s just not enough great roles for women, period. So I wanted to explore that. I wanted to write something really dynamic for a woman, a really strong character.”

In the movie, Kravitz’s Roxxy, a rebellious punk rocker, is saved from a violent attack by Vincent, a small-town loner played by Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild). After Vincent’s family attempts an intervention on him at their family farm, he and Roxxy go on the run. They quickly discover, though, “a common history and realize that violence and rage is, for them, inescapable,” according to the movie’s official description.

Attracted to her character’s toughness, Kravitz tells EW there was another big draw for her. “It’s very rare to see a strong female character written for a brown girl where the story doesn’t revolve [around] the color of her skin, and the relationship between her and Vincent isn’t about it being an interracial relationship,” she explains. “And then the story takes such an interesting turn that kind of turns Roxxy into this incredible heroine — vigilante, really.”

Vincent N Roxxy also stars Emory Cohen (Brooklyn) and Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi. See the interview above with Kravitz and Schultz to learn which ’70s movies influenced him.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Zoe Kravitz in Talks to Star With Scarlett Johansson in ‘Rock That Body’

Zoe Kravitz is in early talks to co-star with Scarlett Johansson in the Sony Pictures comedy “Rock That Body.”

Lucia Aniello (“Broad City”) will direct the film and produce along with Paul W. Downs through their Paulilu banner with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky. Downs is also attached to star.

The script, which appeared on the 2015 Black List, was penned by Aniello and Downs, and acquired by Sony last summer following a competitive bidding war.

The film centers on five friends who rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally end up killing a male stripper.

A production start date has not been set yet by the studio, which declined to comment on the casting.

After her breakout role in the Showtime comedy “Californication,” Kravitz appeared in “X-Men: First Class.” She has since had strong supporting roles in the “Divergent” franchise and, most recently, as one of the muses in the Warner Bros. hit “Mad Max: Fury Road.” She recently wrapped filming on the HBO limited series “Little Big Lies” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

She is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment.

Source: Variety

“Vincent N Roxxy” Interview !

Zoë Kravitz has an electric presence that you can feel before you see her. Her entrance at Black Market in New York City’s East Village on Tuesday evening, clad in a gorgeous black floor-length gown, was electric. I watched her weave her way through the premiere after party for her latest film, Vincent-N-Roxxy, at first stopping to hug Questlove (her self-described elected brother), who both scored the film and DJ’d the set for the party. She took moments to thank the many people in attendance, including the film’s antagonist Scott Mescudi (better known as Kid Cudi) and her co-star Emory Cohen. She hugged each of them, and she’d later hug me too. She’s gracious in a way that seems nearly impossible given her pedigree.

The daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, Zoë was perhaps predestined for success. But truthfully, she’s a queen of her own making. She’s been successful in her music career with the electropop outfit Lolawolf, as well as in her film career, which moves easily between the worlds of blockbuster and independent; Mad Max: Fury Road, Dope, and Allegiant are but a few of her most recent roles. In her latest, the indie thriller Vincent-N-Roxxy, directed by Gary Michael Schultz, she plays a wayward punk rocker whose history of violence mirrors that of mysterious stranger Vincent (Cohen). She was quoted recently saying that she’s done with playing the “quirky black girl,” and her emotionally raw performance as Roxxy more than underscores that sentiment. We caught up with Zoë to chat about the film, working with Kid Cudi, and getting behind Bernie Sanders.

In the film, Roxxy is sort of an antiheroine. Is she someone you identify with?
I think the idea of Roxxy is very much about the warrior we all have inside of us. She is an antihero in the way where she ends up going as a character is not necessarily her intentions or her initial path, but I think it’s really interesting to see the warrior that we all have inside of us, the hero that we all have inside, if we’re in the right circumstances we push to a certain limit, you know? Especially women. Continue reading ““Vincent N Roxxy” Interview !”

“Vincent N Roxxy” Premiere

On April 18, Zoe attended the premiere of her film “Vincent N Roxxy” at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival held at the Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas in New York City. She was absolutely stunnijg with her Delpozo dress. She was joined at the event by her co-star Zoey Deutch. I have added high-quality photos in the gallery:

Public Appearances > Events From 2016 April 18th – “Vincent N Roxxy” Premiere During The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

2016 Coachella Music Festival – First Day

On April 15, Zoe and her boyfriend Twin Shadow were seen at the 2016 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California. They also attended the Calvin Klein Desert Warehouse Party during the festival in Palm Springs. I have added about thirty high-quality photos in the gallery:

Candid Appearances > Candids From 2016April 15th – At the 2016 Coachella Music Festival in Indio
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 April 15th – Calvin Klein ‘In The Desert’ Party