Complex has snagged 26-year-old Zoe Kravitz for its current cover. In the issue, Zoe opens up about how it feels to have uberly famous parents (she’s the off-spring of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet); the demons that she’s conquered (she battled an eating disorder); her desire to be normal and attempting not to feel guilty about fame and her relationship with Drake.
Peep a few excerpts.
Wanting to fit in when she was younger:
When I was younger. I really wanted to prove to people I was a normal human being, that I was cool, chill. When kids were mean, the first thing they’d say is, ‘She thinks she’s so fucking cool because her dad is famous’. I just wanted to fit in.
The public’s perception of her and her parents:
I don’t think anyone knows how funny we are. It’s like this whole thing where people think we’re so cool and hippie and wear velvet but we’re the f*cking nerdiest people.
Battling an eating disorder in her teens:
I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school…Just [a hard time] loving myself….I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame]. I don’t think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured.
In 2013, playing an anorexic twentysomething character in the film, ‘The Road Within’ and wondering if she was disciplined enough to play the part without letting her demons get the best of her:
My parents got really scared for me to go back down that road.
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