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Zoe Kravitz: ‘Braids banish hair problems’

Zoe Kravitz learnt from her mother Lisa Bonet that coconut oil is the key to keeping skin soft.

Zoe Kravitz kept her “complicated” hair in the braids from her movie Dope to make life easier.

The 27-year-old star takes after her parents, musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, when it comes to her edgy aesthetic and often switches up her look. Zoe’s hair never stays the same for long and she’s rocked everything from shiny straight locks to her current braided do – which is one of her favourites.

“I think all brown girls have a complicated relationship with their hair,” she matter-of-factly told Byrdie. “Oh, I put in braids for the character I played in the movie Dope, and I’m like, ‘This is nice.’ Then I kept them in. It’s good for my hair, and it looks cool and it’s easy, and I don’t have to do anything when it’s done. It’s great.”

The same simplicity is applied when it comes to the rest of her beauty regime, especially in maintaining a fresh complexion. Zoe has a striking resemblance to her 48-year-old mother and has picked up plenty of tips from her over the years.

“Eating well, drinking a lot of water, washing your face each night,” she listed. “She always taught me to put coconut oil on my body. She told me as a child, ‘I want to keep you as soft as you were when you were baby.’ Coconut oil is key for sure. View More Zoe Kravitz: ‘Braids banish hair problems’

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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

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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

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“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. View More “Vincent N Roxxy” Interview !

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Zoe Kravitz’s plan to change Hollywood

Actress Zoe Kravitz wants to push boundaries on race, gender roles.

LOS ANGELES — Zoe Kravitz has heard enough talk and she’s ready for some change.

She might have an enviable perch in the entertainment ecosystem with recent film credits as diverse as “Dope,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Divergent Series,” not to mention her famous lineage, but she’s also seen her share of darkness in Hollywood, too, from discrimination to stereotyping.

“People have tried to do that to me over and over again and I’ve been fighting it and fighting it,” Kravitz said. “I would get auditions and it would be like ‘they want you to play the best friend.’ And it’s like ‘why can’t I audition for the lead?’ Then it’ll be like ‘OK now you’re the quirky black girl,’ or ‘now you’re a hippie.’

“I can play all kinds of people. I don’t have to play myself.”

She’s made up her mind to take a stand, not only in the kinds of roles she chooses, but also in how she’s going to create change for herself.

Take “Allegiant,” the latest entry in “The Divergent Series,” in which Kravitz reprises her role as the loyal, fierce Christina. Sure, she’s the best friend to Shailene Woodley’s Tris, but she’s one of many significant female characters in the film, which also boasts admirable racial diversity.

In the Oscar-nominated “Mad Max: Fury Road,” too, Kravitz plays one of the wives of Immortan Joe who is escaping captivity in the high-octane race across the wasteland. View More Zoe Kravitz’s plan to change Hollywood

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No slowing Kravitz’s roles

LOS ANGELES — Zoe Kravitz is doing her best to get out of the shadow of her famous parents — rocker Lenny Kravitz and Cosby Show actress Lisa Bonet.

Co-starring in the popular young adult sci-fi Divergent movies helps the cause.

Kravitz returns to play Christina in The Divergent Series: Allegiant, the third movie in the franchise, with one left to go (Ascendant starts filming later this summer).

In the latest dystopian trip, Tris (Shailene Woodley) leads her Allegiant crew over the wall surrounding a post-apocalyptic Chicago to discover what lies beyond.

Joining Tris are Christina (Kravitz), Peter (Miles Teller), Tris’s brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and Four (Theo James), who is Tris’s love interest.

Despite the boost Divergent has given her career, Kravitz isn’t all about the series.

Last year, she played Toast the Knowing in George Miller’s blockbuster action hit Mad Max: Fury Road.

She received positive reviews for her role of Nakia in the modest movie satire Dope.

She just wrapped the getaway thriller Vincent N Roxxy with Emile Hirsch.

“It’s a good old-fashioned, bloody, broken-heart love story,” Kravitz says.

And currently she’s filming the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies with Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Divergent pal Woodley.

“My first mother,” she says of her part in the dark comedy.

The busy model and actress even finds time for her pop trio, Lolawolf, which is still going strong since forming three years ago. View More No slowing Kravitz’s roles

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Live with Kelly and Michael !

On March 17, Zoe sat down with Kelly and Michael for the Live! With Kelly and Michael show. She looks hot in her Coach outfit and her Saint Laurent shoes. Zoe is currently busy promoting her new film Allegiant, which is the third film in the Divergent series. During the interview, Zoe revealed that she and Miles Teller wanted their characters to hook up in the movie : “First of all, he’s adorable,” Zoe said when asked why. “Also, our characters…me and Miles have this love-hate relationship in real life and also in the film. So we thought, give us something to work with. The tension is so palpable.”

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