For the promotion of “The Batman”, actress Zoë Kravitz, who will be the new face of Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ film, returned to her very first audition. A rather anxiety-inducing memory for her…
The Batman: a long-awaited new film
We are finally in the home stretch. The Batman is expected on March 2 in dark rooms. Directed by Matt Reeves, the feature film, located outside the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) will present a whole new Bruce Wayne to the spectators. Indeed, this time it’s the actor Robert Pattinson who was chosen to endorse the costume of the Dark Knight.
He will be surrounded by an awesome cast notably led by Paul Dano in the skin of The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright in the role of Inspector Gordon, John Turturro in Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis in Alfred’s clothes, or even Colin Farrell in the skin of the terrible Penguin. Also, note the presence of Zoë Kravitz as the sultry Catwoman.
The actress reflects on her audition
In full promotion of The Batman, Zoë Kravitz talks about her very first audition for the role of Catwoman at the microphone of Entertainment Weekly. She thus described and explained the way in which took place his first test with Robert Pattinson. She had a motorcycle helmet on her head, which she had to take off during the scene. The actress was very anxious at the idea of staging herself this way:
The first reading was really intense. Rob was wearing the Batman costume, and it was a big camera test with the casting director. It wasn’t just about reading lines in a room. It was intimidating. I had to take off my motorcycle helmet and it made me totally anxious. It’s extremely complicated to take off a helmet and look cool, without it sticking to your head or your hair looking weird. I was convinced it was going to be my downfall.
Despite his apprehension, Zoë Kravitz managed to land the role of Catwoman, facing, in particular, actresses like Zazie Beetz and Alicia Vikander. From the first trailers, Zoë Kravitz seems to be more than convincing as Selina Kyle.
Zoë Kravitz will therefore be the 8th actress to portray the famous thief in live-action. She succeeds seven talented actresses: Julie Newmar in the first television series Batman (1966 – 1968), Lee Meriwether in the movie Batman adapted from the show (1966), Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman: The Challenge (1992), Casey Elizabeth Easlick in the unknown series The Angels of the Night (2002 – 2003), Halle Berry in the movie Catwoman (2004), Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and finally the young Camren Bicondova in the series Gotham (2014 – 2019).
See you on March 2 to discover Zoë Kravitz’s performance as the all-new Catwoman.