Ultimate Cool Girl Zoe Kravitz On Feminism, Family, and the Future

Ultimate Cool Girl Zoe Kravitz On Feminism, Family, and the Future


Oct 7, 2015

Zoe Kravitz is the ultimate cool (and busy) girl about town, and she's showing no signs of slowing down.

Kravitz is the child of the notoriously good looking and talented duo of the late '80s, musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet.

The 26 year old recently chatted with Elle UK about juggling her multi-faceted life as a musician, actress, and an occasional model. She also talked about the things that keep her sane, motivated, and inspired.

Read below to see what Zoe had to say on understanding feminism, making movies, and more.

On being a young woman in Hollywood now
"It's a great time because people are finally talking about our opportunities and roles. This is an industry that has been run by men for so long and we can’t expect them to speak for us, because they really don’t know."

On turning her music hobby into a viable career
"It was never intended that the band would be more than a hobby, so it's a blessing it has blown up so big."

On whether or not she's a feminist
"It's a funny thing
 to me. To be a feminist, you're almost validating
 all the things that feminists are against. I would rather completely disregard all stereotypes."

On how she stays sane
"My friends and my family are everything to me. They keep me grounded."

On her favorite thing to do in New York City
"My favorite thing is to take the subway and just walk around with my headphones on. Now people recognize me and it’s changed with everyone on social media — they all want selfies."

On the women that make her laugh
"Amy Schumer is great. And I think Kristen Wiig is one of the funniest people to have ever lived. She 
is actually a genius.

On her next career move
"I really want to do a comedy. I feel like Bridesmaids has opened it up for women in comedy and people are really hungry for that. I know I am. Women are a different kind of funny to men. "

NEXT: Women in Hollywood »

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