Zoe Kravitz is featured in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, listed as one of their “Hottest Breakout Stars of 2011.” Labeled the “Hot Progeny,” the mag praises the famous offspring. Read the entire article and see photos below:
“In just four years of acting, Zoë Kravitz has played a teen prostitute (in The Brave One, alongside Jodie Foster), a victim of physical abuse (in Yelling to the Sky, opposite Gabourey Sidibe) and a grief-counseling addict (in The Greatest, with Carey Mulligan). It’s such a grim filmography that we’re kind of surprised when Kravitz, 22, calls from a distinctly ungritty teahouse and goes on spiritedly about her love of Anchorman (quoting the entire ‘I love lamp’ scene verbatim) and her favorite actor of all time, Gene Wilder.
“‘He’s so underrated,’ the actress – and daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet – says. ‘Willy Wonka is such a complex performance; he deserved an Oscar for it.’ Why does she get so many troubled-youth roles? ‘I haven’t thought about it. But I do know I don’t like bubblegum parts.’
“Maybe the roles come to her because of her choppy-haired, tattooed, rockerish vibe (she and her dad got matching ink for his birthday last year, and she fronts a punky band called Elevator Fight). Kravitz, who grew up with her mom in L.A. after her parents divorced, and moved to New York with dad in her adolescence, has wanted to act since infancy.
“’I’d stage performances in my grandparents’ living room, charging them and their friends one-dollar admission,’ she recalls. ‘Real Jewy, huh?’ (Part Jewish, she identifies as a secular Jew.) Her highest-profile role yet comes in June, as insecure fly-mutant Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class. ‘I wasn’t a comic-book geek growing up, but I was a giant theater geek,’ she says. ‘Which is just as bad.’”