Zoe Kravitz may only be 25 years old, but she already has quite an impressive Hollywood resume. Although she’s the daughter of rock royalty, she seems to lead a down-to-earth life.
Her latest role, in the young adult blockbuster Divergent, could earn her a place among the best actors of young Hollywood.
Here’s what you need to know about the rising star.
1. She Did Her Own Stunts in ‘Divergent’
In the YA film set in dystopian Chicago, she plays Christina, friend to Shailene Woodley’s character, Tris.
The pair are initiatives in the Dauntless faction and endure a pretty intense training period together.
In an interview with Collider, she spoke of the movie’s serious action sequences and her stunt double, saying:
I have a stunt double. I was doing most of it but I have this really awesome stunt double and there’s some stuff they wouldn’t let me do and she was like hanging there for five minutes straight, really hardcore. I don’t have the arm strength for that, Christina would’ve died I would’ve fallen off.
2. Her Parents, Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet, Divorced When She Was 5
In the clip above, when Jimmy Kimmel asked her what is was like growing up with famous parents, she spilled some pretty cool stories.
One interesting person she once found in her house was Ashton Kutcher:
It was just weird. There was always people coming in and out. At one point — I think I was about 15 or something — my friend had just come in from California to visit me. She came in really early in the morning, I remember, and she walked into my room and was like, ‘Zoe, Ashton Kutcher’s in your kitchen.’
I have, like, pimple cream on my face, I’m wearing a T-shirt … and there he is making an omelet. There’s no one else in the kitchen. I don’t even know if he’s breaking and entering. He’s just like, ‘Morning, do you want an omelet?’ … And then we sat there before school and ate omelets, not understanding why he was there.
She told Oprah what kind of a role model Kravitz is:
March to your own beat. Yes, it’s a cliche, but this industry can be judgmental, and it’s easy to feel like you want to change according to what’s cool at that moment. My dad has stayed true to himself, and that’s led me to do the same.
As for her mother, Bonet supported her daughter by attending the Divergent premiere with her new husband, Jason Momoa.
3. She May Be Dating Drake
This Instagram picture above started the rumors that the two were an item.
Then Drake posted a picture of himself wearing a cap with Zoe’s band’s name on the front.
In February, Kravitz shot down the rumors to Hip Hollywood, saying, “No, we’re just good friends.”
Zoe dated Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley for two years before splitting in the summer of 2013.
Olvidaos de lo que os dije hace dos meses, Penn Badgley se ha reconciliado con Zoë Kravitz pic.twitter.com/Tiy5d9k5wx
— Fátima Kottak (@MrsJaawad) October 5, 2013
4. Jennifer Lawrence Is Her Best Friend
Zoë Kravitz hablando sobre Jennifer Lawrence pic.twitter.com/SJvGUGiNnM
— N de Vendetta (@PatitOsado) July 3, 2013
The Daily News reported that Lawrence has said of her bestie:
When Zoe and I are together we’re like Beavis and Butthead. We were in an art museum … laughing at the naked people.
Lawrence also dished to Us Weekly about reaping the benefits of her friend’s dad being Lenny Kravitz:
We just went to her dad’s hotel room and got Gummi Bears and HBO. We racked up so many charges. Mr. Kravitz was like, ‘Did you guys order a lot of room service?!
The girls also both happen to be in popular young adult action films. Lawerence, the breakout star of the Hunger Games, gave her friend advice.
I spoke to Jennifer more about it. She was just like “do it” and super supportive. It’s obviously changed her life quite a bit for the best, she’s killin it. It’s crazy I never expected to be in a big franchise film I was surprised when I did X-Men and then Mad Max and now I’m doing this. It’s really crazy for me.
5. She Finds Her Apartments on Craigslist
She lives in Brooklyn, and admitted that she finds her housing the same way most New York youth do — through Craigslist.
I’ve found all of my apartments on Craigslist. I’ve got good Craigslist luck. I just sit on my couch and really focus on it, and I’ve gotten really lucky that way. Although, you know, I totally get it — sometimes people lie. “It’s a beautiful one-of-a-kind bachelor pad,” and it’s really a box.
In Interview magazine, she dished about her favorite food spots in the city:
I go to Café Mogador a lot. I’m obsessed with Juice Press — they’re everywhere. I spend so much money at that place it’s crazy. Also Souen and Lovely Day.
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