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Zoe Kravitz says she missed out on superhero films since directors didn’t wish to go ‘urban’

ZoeKravitz: 'I missed out on superhero film since I'm black'
Kravitz starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies (Picture: Stas Komarovski, pleasantness of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER)

Actress Zoe Kravitz says she lost out on film roles since of her skin colour, and that her relatives – Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet – make her feel uncool in a new interview.

Zoe has spent scarcely over a decade making a name for herself in Hollywood with a series of ancillary roles in films like The Divergent series and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Most recently, the indication starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies in which she starred conflicting Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

ZoeKravitz: 'I missed out on superhero film since I'm black'
‘I’m certain the fact that I’m black comes up in discussions’, says Zoe (Picture: Stas Komarovski, pleasantness of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER)

Despite her substantial success in the last few years, the 28-year-old pronounced that casting has been a plea for her in the past, divulgence that she was once told she couldn’t try-out for a major superhero authorization since the casting directors weren’t ‘going urban’.

When my name is brought up in a casting office, I’m certain the fact that I’m black comes up in discussions,’ she said.

‘I just review a book in which there were two couples, and one was created as black. When we talked to the directors, they pronounced we should play the wife of the black guy,’ Kravitz explained.

ZoeKravitz: 'I missed out on superhero film since I'm black'
‘When your father and your mom are both so cool, but you’re not.’ (Picture: Stas Komarovski, pleasantness of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER)

Zoe added: ‘It’s violent that they still consider the black girl needs to be married to the black guy, and everybody else is white.’

‘Their meditative is so compartmentalised,’ she concluded.

The singer also combined that being the daughter of a famous father done her feel really ‘uncool’.

‘When your father and your mom are both so cool, but you’re not… we consider maybe that’s where we get this thought that I’m really not cold – that has stuck with me forever,’ she told The EDIT.

Click HERE to see The EDIT’s full talk with Zoë Kravitz or download the free EDIT app at the App Store and Google Play.

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