Zoë Kravitz is set to star in the upcoming Warner Bros.’ film The Batman, where she’ll take on the role of Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. Ahead of the film’s launch, Kravitz spoke with Buzzfeed about her role, including how they settled on Catwoman’s outfit.
“It was an extremely collaborative process — in all the ways, in terms of the character and how she looked and what she was wearing,” Kravitz said when discussing how the outfit creation process came about. “Our costume designer came to New York a week after I got the part to meet me and measure me and start the conversation about Catwoman. Matt [Reeves] is an extremely collaborative filmmaker who likes to get to know the person playing the character, so I didn’t have to fight for anything — it was designed that way.”
Kravitz also touched on how the collaborative process of developing the costume has led to some changes, including how the nails on the suit were made. “We developed the costume together as a team, and actually, the nails weren’t originally planned,” Kravitz said. “We shot two months before quarantine and everything shut down, so in that time, I started to grow my nails out because we couldn’t get manicures and then I had this idea to take it further…so I called Matt and was like, I have this idea, we should do crazy, bitchy, wonderful scary nails that looked like claws. No nail polish on them, so they looked more like claws, and we were able to incorporate it last minute.”
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay he co-wrote with Peter Craig. The superhero film will see Robert Pattinson taking on the mantle of the Dark Knight.
Joining Pattinson are Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as GCPD’s James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Ferrell as Oswald Cobblepot/ Penguin. It will also feature Barry Keoghan, Jayme Lawson, Alex Ferns, and twins Max and Charlie Carver.
The Batman is being produced by Reeves and Dylan Clark (the Planet of the Apes films) with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers.