Zoe Kravitz is the latest actress to break her silence on the audition process in Hollywood, claiming that she was excluded for auditions for Batman thriller “The Dark Knight Rises” because of her ethnicity. I have to play the role like, ‘Yo, what’s up Batman? “What’s going on wit chu?'” she joked.
Kravitz has since focused on trying to only choose roles that are not defined by her race.
She shared to Nylon magazine: “I identified with white culture, and I wanted to fit in. I auditioned, and they changed the role for me”. “It’s not that that story isn’t important, but I saw patterns [in the scripts she was getting] and was like, ‘I don’t relate to these people.'”.
Kravitz acknowledged her privileged life as the child of two icons in the interview, but stressed that her parents worked to keep her grounded. If my character’s not educated, tell me why.
Zoe Kravitz said she was unable to audition The Dark Knight Rises.
That said, she’s thrilled she got the part and she’s grateful for sharing this experience with the movie’s cast, which also includes Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Riley Keough.
These revelations come on the heels of the hacked Sony emails, which revealed Oscar victor Jennifer Lawrence’s salary for “American Hustle” to be significantly less than those of her male co-stars, only receiving 7% of the profits compared with the 9% of Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.
Kravitz did note that this is not always the case, citing her role in 2007’s The fearless One, alongside Jodie Foster. Or say this joke doesn’t make any sense. I’m not a f**king genius, but I know who I am as an artist. “Just do it with confidence – no one can take that away from you”.