Here’s the thing about Zoe Kravitz: Much as you might try, you can’t ignore the fact that her parents are Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. First off, she looks just like them. Those almond-shaped eyes? All Lenny. Her full, pouty lips? Hello, Lisa.
If you ask her about music, she’ll breezily enumerate the merits of Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone, and Bob Marley, admitting, “My dad raised me with the old stuff. It’s my roots.”
And like her mom, the 18-year-old Kravitz started acting at a young age, landing her first on-screen role when she was in high school, as a gum-smacking babysitter hired by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the recent romantic flick No Reservations.
Now, in this month’s upcoming action-thriller The Brave One, Kravitz shows a gritty, more serious side, playing a young prostitute who accompanies Jodie Foster on a revenge quest. “Ever since I was little,” she says, “out of all the actors in the world, Jodie Foster has been a real inspiration my entire life. She’s my girl.”