Zoë Kravitz is “grateful” that Channing Tatum walked into her life.
batman The actress talked about her directorial debut, Chute Islandand the fateful casting of Tatum, whom she is now dating.
“Do I want to go into that?” Kravitz responded when asked by The Wall Street Journal About her current relationship, which started last summer. “I guess what I would say is when you create things with people it’s a very sacred space, and when you’re creatively compatible with someone it often opens up other channels, because you get to share yourself. Be kind of.’ I am truly grateful that this film has brought him into my life like this.
As for the casting Magic Mike And the dog Starring as a tech mogul who brings a cocktail waitress, played by Naomie Aki, to his private island as a result of dark, dangerous behavior, Kravitz felt that Tatum – whom she hadn’t yet met – pulled it off. can
“I wanted to find someone who hadn’t played a dark character before, because I think it’s exciting to see someone who’s mostly played the boy-next-door, nice guy, love interest. Interest, all of that,” she said. “I sensed, even from a distance, before I knew her, that she was a feminist and she wasn’t afraid to explore that darkness, because she knows that He’s not like that. That’s why I was drawn to him and wanted to date him. And I was right.”
For his part, Tatum told the outlet that he was excited to play a role that was different from the usual characters he has played.
“It’s always interesting to have someone bring you something that literally no one else has ever thought of,” he said. “And also really allowed you to ask yourself why you’re different from what you have and you can play someone.”
He praised Kravitz’s work on the film, which is expected in 2023.
“I didn’t know Zoe before I met her for the film,” he said. “When we first met, the film was completely different than it is now, but the themes were the same. To be honest, it’s gone through all the iterations, all pretty punk rock.”
At another point in the conversation, Kravitz used the “L” word in reference to Tatum. Talking about her style in Mexico this summer for a movie shoot, she said, “I’m wearing a necklace that my mom, [Lisa Bonet], gave me and an earring that Channing had given me. I have a t-shirt of my father, [Lenny Kravitz]. I wear a lot of things that remind me of people I love, because it’s comforting.”
Kravitz’s brief marriage to Carl Glusman ended in August 2021 — before she was first spotted with Tatum in NYC. Meanwhile, the the dog The actor/director has been divorced from Jenna Dewan since 2019, and an on-off relationship with Jessie J ended in 2020.
Elsewhere in the interview, Kravitz expressed regret over a social media post he made in the wake of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March. It has since been deleted but said, “This is a picture of my outfit at the show where we’re apparently attacking people on stage now.” At the time, she was also asked by a commenter if she supported wife Jada Pinkett Smith defending Smith, and Kravitz replied, “No.”
“I’m torn about what to say right now, because I have to talk about it,” she said of the setback. “I have very mixed feelings around it. I wish I would have handled it differently. And that’s okay.”
Of criticism, he said, “It’s a scary time to have an opinion or say the wrong thing or make controversial art or statements or ideas or anything. It’s scary mostly because art is about conversation. Which, in my opinion, always is. Be to the point. The Internet is the opposite of conversation. Internet people take things out and take nothing in.”
He said the whole thing served to remind him “that I’m an artist. Being an artist doesn’t mean that everybody loves you or that everybody thinks you’re hot. It’s about something like that. is about expressing something that hopefully will start a conversation or inspire people or make them. I think I’m in a place right now where I don’t want to express myself through a caption or a tweet. I I want to express myself through art.”
In the interview, Kravitz also explained how she “didn’t feel beautiful growing up,” despite being the spitting image of her famous mother. “A big part of that was where I grew up” — between California, Miami and New York — and “I was the only black girl around. I wasn’t exotic and cool-looking. I was weird with it. Blurry.” Hair. Then, you’ve grown up and now you look different.”
She added, “I think a lot of people will probably hear that and think it’s bullsh**, but I feel that way. Even with directing, I think to myself, OK, I’m in a movie. Not going. One year. I hope we make another Batman. It’s just a mental illness where I really convince myself that I’m not going to work again, that nobody’s going to call me and want me. It never goes away.”