Zoe Kravitz felt silly auditioning for 'The Batman'

Gregory Wakeman
77th Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 5, 2020 - Zoe Kravitz. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Zoe Kravitz has gone through a lot of emotions since being cast as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson in the upcoming new Batman movie. 

But, at first, Kravitz’s couldn’t help but feel incredibly silly, especially since Pattinson was only wearing half of the Batsuit during her audition.

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Kravitz recalled the casting process for the blockbuster to the Happy Sad Confused podcast, saying "Sometimes I have moments, especially like when I auditioned, I remember just feeling silly.”

“He was only in half the suit because it was just a camera test, and just thinking like, 'We're adults and we're dressed up like Batman,' and we're doing a really dramatic scene. Sometimes it's like, 'Oh my god, this is happening' and sometimes it's like 'This is funny.'"

Zoe Kravitz heaps praise on Robert Pattinson's Batman performance (Image by Warner Bros)

However, Kravitz insists that when Pattinson is in the full costume it genuinely feels like he is actually Batman. “It's like a pinch me moment all the time, and he's wonderful, he's really wonderful,” Kravitz said of Pattinson, before adding that he is “absolutely the man for this job.”

Kravitz didn’t stop there, though, as she called the script for the film “phenomenal” and teased that she has been reading Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One in preparation for the film. 

At the same time, though, Kravitz made sure to insist that The Batman still “very much feels like it’s own thing,” while she also praised costume designer Jacqueline Durran for making her outfit so original. 

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"I didn't really think about how difficult it is to think about how difficult it is to make something as simple as a Catsuit original. But it's like, 'How do you reinvent the jean jacket?'... But Jacqueline Durran, our costume designer, is amazing."

We’ll get to see Kravitz and Durran’s work on The Batman when it’s released on October 1, 2021.