Actor Zoë Kravitz spoke to Variety about a pair of upcoming projects - her female-centric take on 1995 Nick Hornby novel/2000 John Cusack-starring film High Fidelity for Hulu and of course, her role as Catwoman in Matt Reeves 2021 The Batman starring Robert Pattinson.
"I was excited when I got the role, and usually when you get a job the people who are excited about it are you, your parents, your agent, your friends and that’s kind of it," Kravitz said, saying she was "definitely" nervous about taking the high profile role.
"But when the press release came, I got more text messages and calls than I’ve gotten on my birthday, on my wedding day. All of a sudden, the reality began to sink in about what this means not only to me, but to everybody else culturally - and the fans of this universe are so dedicated and opinionated."
"It was a little scary, but also whenever I get nervous about something, I feel it pushes me to a better place anyway, so I welcome the nerves," she continued. "If you start focusing too much on what people are going to think you’re doing yourself a disservice, it’s almost like you’re putting your energy in the wrong place.
"Of course, I want to honor the fans and hope they like what I do with the role, but in order to do what I think I need to do with Catwoman I have to go internal and forget about the rest of the world."
Of course, Kravitz's role as Catwoman is tied to Robert Pattinson's titular Batman/Bruce Wayne, with whom Kravitz said she's already begun working closely and developing a kinship onset.
"I’ve never worked with him before, but we’ve been together for the last few weeks, I had to camera test with him and now we’ve been training together and rehearsing together and he’s just a delightful person and such a wonderful, thoughtful actor," Kravitz explained. "I think he’s perfect for the role and it’s going to be such an adventure.
"I’m excited to have him as my partner in crime and to be there to support each other, because it’s intense. It’s going to be a long shoot and there’s a lot of pressure, and I know he has my back and I have his."
The Batman is scheduled for a June 25, 2021 opening.