Zoe Kravitz Was Blocked From ‘Batman’ Role For Being ‘Urban’ | Film News – Conversations About Her

Zoe Kravitz Was Blocked From ‘Batman’ Role For Being ‘Urban’ | Film News

Conversations About Her

Zoe Kravitz Was Blocked From ‘Batman’ Role For Being ‘Urban’ | Film News

 

Zoe Kravitz has just revealed in a recent interview that she was blocked from auditioning for a small role in The Dark Knight Rises film as the filmmakers said they “weren’t going urban“. “It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’ I have to play the role like, ‘Yo, what’s up, Batman? What’s going on wit chu?!’” Kravitz told Nylon magazine.

 

The third film in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy earned $448 million at the US box office. When Tom Hardy was revealed as the star to be depicting Bane, a supervillain that originates from the Caribbean republic of Santa Prisca, the film faced criticism for selecting the British-Caucasian actor. Kravitz, who starred alongside Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road, spoke to Guardian earlier this year and commented on the difficulties black actors face when auditioning for roles that did not play up to stereotypes.

 

There are certain roles where I know what they are asking for, they want me to talk like I’m not an educated person. I think actors could say no. Or say the joke differently. Or say this joke doesn’t make any sense. If my character’s not educated, tell me why. It can’t just be because I’m black”, she stated.

 

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