Zoë Kravitz is hoping her next project will break down barriers, considering the new role was initially meant for a man.
No, really. Kravitz sat down for an interview with Harper’s Bazaar and discussed the industry’s recent shift toward female representation. Although there’s still a long way to go, the Big Little Lies star revealed that she was offered an unusual role, and she sees it as progress.
“It’s a slow shift, but I think it’s happening,” she said. “I just got offered a role that was written for a man. In the script, it’s still a man. I think it’s so cool that they didn’t feel the need to change it. They just said, ‘It’s a man, but it’ll play the same.’”
Kravitz went on to say that she hopes it’s the start of a new normal, adding, “I as a black woman with braids and tattoos shouldn’t only be able to play a hippie; I should also be able to play a lawyer or a doctor or a comedian or whatever it is! Gay, straight, all the things. We should start opening our minds about what it looks like to be a person living in 2018.”
Amen, Zoë. Amen.