Zoë Kravitz Felt She ‘Had to Work so Much Harder’ Due to Her Parents

Zoë Kravitz may have famous parents, but she’s certainly been making a name for herself in Hollywood. The 33-year-old has quite a few impressive projects on her resume. Kravitz has starred in films like X-Men: First Class, Divergent, and the upcoming blockbuster The Batman. But the actor has her fair share of small screen credits as well, having starred in TV shows like Big Little Lies and High Fidelity. And Kravitz doesn’t limit herself to just acting, she is also a singer and a model as well.

The Batman actor Zoë Kravitz at the 2021 Met Gala
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Zoë Kravitz has famous parents

Of course, working in the entertainment industry is par for the course in Kravitz’s family. The Kimi star is the child of two famous celebrities. Her dad is famous musician, Lenny Kravitz. Lenny is a renowned singer-songwriter who is known for tunes like “Fly Away” and “Are You Gonna Go My Way”. Like his daughter, Lenny has also had some success as an actor. One of his most notable roles was his portrayal of the stylist, Cinna, in The Hunger Games movies.

Zoë Kravitz with her parents Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet
Zoë Kravitz, Lenny Kravitz, and Lisa Bonet | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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Meanwhile, Zoë’s mom, Lisa Bonet, is also extremely well-known. Bonet is also an actor and is best known for her portrayal of Denise Huxtable in The Cosby Show and its spinoff, A Different World. Until recently, Bonet was married to another famous actor, Jason Momoa. Momoa’s most notable roles include Aquaman and Khal Drogo. The Game of Thrones alum was Zoë’s stepfather for nearly five years.

‘The Batman’ star reveals she wanted to prove her work ethic because of her mom and dad

Because Zoë is the child of two celebrities she has had to combat claims of nepotism. Some critics wonder if she’s truly earned her place in Hollywood or if she’s riding on the coattails of her mom and dad’s successes. In an interview with InStyle, Kravitz opened up about how those assumptions have affected her. “I always felt like I had to work so much harder to prove I wasn’t just along for the ride, you know,” the Big Little Lies alum confessed.

Zoë doesn’t feel that she’s gotten her roles because of nepotism

Continuing on, Zoë revealed that having famous parents only gave her a leg up in small ways. In fact, she doesn’t feel that the people she hopes to collaborate with in the future even care who her parents are.

“I wouldn’t say that I got any kind of role because of my parents, but I knew people were going to think that,” Zoë shared. “So, I felt I had to be this great performer. The truth is, I know that has helped me get in certain doors, like getting an agent, but that only gets you so far. I really don’t think my last name is going to do anything for the filmmakers I want to work with, but the rest of the world might think the only reason I have these jobs is because of where I come from. That’s where a lot of my ambition starts.”

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