Zoë Kravitz Reveals She Was Denied A Role In The Dark Knight Rises Because She Was Too… “Urban”

Before she was 2022’s Catwoman, Zoë Kravitz might have joined the Batman universe a little earlier. She wanted him anyway, but things didn’t go as planned. in a portrait for The Guardianthe actress explains that she auditioned for The dark knight rises (2012), and it wasn’t taken, which obviously often happens in Hollywood, but not necessarily for this reason.

She says that this refusal had marked her particularly, in particular because she was told that she was too “urban”, “urban”. She explains :

“I don’t know if it came directly from Christopher Nolan. I think he’s a casting director, in a way, or an assistant casting director… Being a woman of color, being an actress, and hearing at the time that I couldn’t read nothing because of the color of my skin, and the word ‘urban’ was used like that, that was the really difficult thing at the time”.

Little revenge ten years later, although that does not detract from this experience of racism that is not even masked.

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