‘The Batman’ Stars Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz Reveal Their Chemistry Read Got Pretty ‘Intense’

Is it just us or is it getting a little steamy in here?

The chemistry between Robert Pattinson (Bruce Wayne/Batman) and Zoë Kravitz (Kyle/Catwoman) in the new The Batman film is undeniable. Just by watching the teasers alone, it's clear their scenes together are magnetic. And it’s not just our observation, the co-stars seem to agree too.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, the co-stars recounted their first screen test for the movie (which also doubled as Kravitz's audition for the role).“The chemistry read was really intense,” Kravitz told the outlet.

“Rob was wearing the Batsuit, and it was a proper camera test with the DP there and everything on a soundstage,” she continued. “It wasn’t just reading lines in a room. So it was intimidating, to say the least.”

At the time, Kravitz wasn’t cast as Catwoman (yet), but Pattinson had already secured the role of Batman. The Twilight alum recounted their first line read, noting that the Batman outfit made the moment quite stressful. 

“The first time I'd even said lines from the script was in Zoë’s screen test,” he explained. “They had this idea that they wanted me to be taller at the beginning, so I basically had high-heeled sneakers on, and I'm tottering around in this strange Batman outfit.”

Pattinson continued, “The camera's not even on me, it's on the back of my head, and I'm literally having this major panic attack, just looking for emotional support from Zoë, who's trying to get the part.”

Director Matt Reeves added that the pair “really connected” during the screen test. Even Kravitz agreed that she shared a “really beautiful” moment with her co-star. 

Keep the steamy moments coming, you too.

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...