Zoë Kravitz reveals how she prepared to become Catwoman
ZoÃ« Kravitz jumps, turns around and takes action as Catwoman alongside Robert Pattinson in new trailer for The batman.
We first found out that she was playing Selina Kyle – you might be more familiar with Kyle Catwoman’s feline alter ego – against Pattinson’s Dark Knight in 2019. Over two years later, the film is set to hit theaters on March 4, 2022, and we finally see the star in action.
Catwoman and her relationship with Batman play a big part in a new trailer. Aptly titled “The Bat and the Cat,” the teaser introduces Kravitz’s character and showcases his sleek fighting style.
Familiarize yourself with his turn to represent the beloved antihero by pressing play below:
We’ll (semi-) patiently wait a few more months to see exactly how Kravitz takes on the role, which has already been played onscreen by Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway.
Thankfully, the actor recently spilled tea on how she prepared to play the iconic femme fatale. It should help us calm down while we wait.
She started by saying Empire that she prepared for some fight scenes watching some of nature’s most dangerous predators in action.
âWe watched the cats and the lions and how they fight,â she said. Kravitz added that the team has been thinking about how they could defend themselves against the Greater Batman. âWhat is my skill,â she asked. âIt’s quick and tricky. So we did some really interesting floor work that incorporated different types of martial arts and capoeira and a kind of dance-like feline movement.
Kravitz added that the film was an “origin story” for Catwoman and said we could see her grow up during that time. “I think we’re watching her become what I’m sure will be the femme fatale.”
The star shared even more insight during an interview with BuzzFeed.
As for Catwoman’s fighting style, Kravitz said she spent a lot of time learning how to kick.
âBeing able to kick gracefully and stay balanced, while maintaining good form and looking great on camera – that was definitely the most important thing,â she said. Kravitz also received pistol training for the role.
Pattinson must have gone through a full training program to play the caped crusader. However, he probably didn’t have to worry about breaking a nail during his sessions.
Speaking of nails, you might have noticed that Catwoman swings claw-like talons in the trailer. Kravitz said BuzzFeed it was his idea.
“The nails were not originally intended,” she explained. “We shot two months before my 40s and it all stopped, so at that point I started growing my nails because we couldn’t do manicures, and then I had this idea of ‘go furtherâ¦ so I called Matt [Reeves, the movie’s director] and it was like, I got this idea, we should make crazy, bitches, wonderful scary nails that looked like claws. No nail polish on them, so they looked more like claws, and we were able to squeeze it in at the last minute. “
Kravitz also opened up about how she was welcomed into the ranks of the stars who have played Kyle in the past.
âAll of the Catwomen have been extremely kind, supportive and welcoming when I put on these chunky shoes,â she enthused.
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