Zoe Kravitz: [Growing up] I didn’t identify with black culture … I didn’t like Tyler Perry movies.

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz


The 26-year-old Brooklyn based actress-singer and daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, Zoe Kravitz opens up to Nylon magazine in their August 2015 issue about being the daughter of these hot super stars, her past body issues, along with and finding herself. Since releasing Calm Down, her band Lolawolf’s debut album, last year, Zoe’s career has been on a non-stop roller coaster, with starring Insurgent, The Road Within, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Dope. Check out some hot exerts below.

On body image issues:


Growing up “chubby, awkward brown girl around a bunch of blonde girls” led to struggles with bulimia and anorexia in my teens. Her self-loathing came from “tons of things,”, “including being human.” “loving yourself is a journey—we’re all just trying to figure it out.”

On growing up famous:

I’m hyper-aware that people are judging me based on who my parents are. We had a chef, but it was never like, ‘This is the way the world works’. I knew we were very lucky, and my dad raised me in an old-school way. His mom was from the Bahamas, and it was about manners and making the bed. It’s that old black shit, really—like, you get smacked if you talk the wrong way. It was about having respect for your elders and being thankful for what we had. He wanted to make sure I had chores, and not because we didn’t have a housekeeper, but because of the principle of the thing….When I was about 11, my dad was trying to make me finish my dinner, but I didn’t want any more. He said, ‘There are starving kids in Africa.’ So I took an envelope and put potatoes in it and was like, ‘Send it to them.’ He was like, ‘You go upstairs right now!’ I was dead. When ‘Fly Away’ and ‘American Woman’ came out, I remember asking my cousin, ‘Is my dad really famous?’. My mom was more low-key. I was conscious of the height of her fame…Later, I came to understand culturally what she meant.

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