Working in a superhero film seems like the epitome of success for young actors, and although Zoë Kravitz had a great time working in "The Batman," she and Robert Pattinson shared an uncomfortable scene.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe's success during the last couple of decades changed the entertainment industry. Now, more actors and directors want to participate in superhero films, and Zoë Kravitz is no different.
Kravitz, who made her acting debut in 2007's "No Reservations," landed the part of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Matt Reeves' "The Batman." However, it was not the first time she had tried to be part of the DC film franchise.
Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz on February 23, 2022, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
The auditions for Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" started in 2012, and Kravitz wanted the part. However, she was not allowed to read for the role because of her skin color.
Kravitz pointed out that she didn't know if the decision came directly from Nolan or a casting director, but she was too "urban" for the role, which ultimately went to Anne Hathaway.
Zoë Kravitz on November 29, 2021, in Miami Beach, Florida. | Source: Getty Images
Luckily, Kravitz had a second chance with Reeve's character version, and most people loved her performance. Although Reeves wrote the script years ago, the actress said it had some similarities with recent real-world events, including corruption and police brutality.
She also shared the most unusual thing in her film schedule: "cat time." Since Kravitz's character has a special relationship with felines, she had to stay in a room with the cats that would appear on screen with her for bonding purposes.
Kravitz admitted that getting her four-legged co-stars to stay in one place was almost impossible. The "cat time" was fun but useless because the animals would just walk away.
Zoë Kravitz and Robert Pattinson had a great time working together in the film and developed a great relationship. Pattinson explained in an interview that Kravitz kept punching him in preparation for a fight scene.
Although he could pull off fight scenes and look great beating villains in Gotham City, he couldn't fight gravity.
However, they shared an uncomfortable moment while shooting one of their fights. It was so bad that Kravitz prayed Matt Reeves would yell "cut" as soon as possible.
Batman's cowl "is very warm," explained the actress, so sweating while performing stunts and fight scenes was only natural. Early on, when Pattinson was still getting used to the cowl, Batman and Catwoman had a massive fight.
At one point, Catwoman ended up on a table with Batman on top of her, but it was so hot in the vigilante's suit that Pattinson couldn't avoid sweating on his co-star. Kravitz explained:
"He'd be [on top of me], and I'd be just trying to do the scene, but also just looking at the one bead of sweat that I knew was about to fall."
Robert Pattinson also noticed the drop of sweat "quivering" at his nose, and although he could pull off fight scenes and look great beating villains in Gotham City, he couldn't fight gravity. Zoë Kravitz would have appreciated it, though.