There is little doubt that Zoe Kravitz did an excellent job as Catwoman in The Batman. However, the Mad Max: Fury Road star almost worked on a different Batman movie almost a decade ago. Kravitz has once again spoken up about trying to audition for The Dark Knight Rises but she was prevented from doing so because she was reportedly too "urban!"
Zoe Kravitz had previously spoken about the failed audition for The Dark Knight Rises, stating that she was turned away because the film wasn't "going urban." Luckily, that didn't prevent Kravitz from trying her luck again with The Batman and she landed the role of Selina Kyle.
So what truly happened when Kravitz attempted to audition for the third film in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy? Kravitz told The Guardian that she doesn't believe the director had anything to do with the rejection but pointed out how it was a problematic way to deal with the situation.
“I don’t know if it came directly from Chris Nolan. I think it was probably a casting director of some kind, or a casting director’s assistant… Being a woman of colour and being an actor and being told at that time that I wasn’t able to read because of the colour of my skin, and the word urban being thrown around like that, that was what was really hard about that moment,” Kravitz said.
It certainly wasn't the best way to turn down an actor's attempt at auditioning but it led to something great for Kravitz. People can't get enough of Catwoman in The Batman and we're hoping to see more of her in the future.
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The film is now screening in theaters worldwide.