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Zoe Kravitz on Why Robert Pattinson is ‘Perfect Casting’ For The Batman

June 28, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Zoe Kravitz is set to play Catwoman in The Batman opposite Robert Pattinson, and explained why she thinks he’s “perfect casting” in a new interview. Kravitz spoke with the Big Ticket for a new interview and talked about playing Selina Kyle in the upcoming film as well as Pattinson’s casting. Some highlights are below, per JoBlo:

On if she’s spoken to other actresses about playing Catwoman: “I spoke to Michelle [Pfeiffer]. We sat at the same table at the Golden Globes, and I’ve met her a bunch over the years because of David E. Kelley. She’d always been so nice. I had just gotten cast so I was really nervous to be around her, and she was so sweet. She just gave me a big hug and said, “You’re going to be great.” That was really just amazing. Both Halle and Anne [Hathaway] were really sweet on Instagram and Twitter. [They] sent really sweet, encouraging messages when that was announced. So I feel supported by my girls.”

On Pattinson’s approach to playing Batman: “Good question. First of all, he’s just a really good actor. He started out as this kind of teen pop sensation, and then I think we all kind of saw through his work that there was a lot more going on. He’s a really interesting artist, and that is very much Batman in a way. We have the illusion of Bruce Wayne, and then we have Batman in the shadows that has a lot more complicated things going on. So just in that, I think he’s perfect for this role. He can relate in that way, and he looks good in the suit, man. He looks good in the suit. That’s a good jaw line. But he’s just a great actor and he brings so much to everything he does. I think that it’s a really hard role because people are expecting a lot. Also it’s restricting in a lot of ways. You’re wearing the suit, and you can’t see their eyes, and you can only move in a certain way. So you have to get really creative in terms of how can you portray a multidimensional character? He’s way up for the challenge and has really interesting ideas already. I think he’s perfect, perfect casting.”