Zoë Kravitz is making the transition from actress to producer — and her latest project will see her working as a producer and director.
Sice making her first appearance in the film No Reservations, Zoë has made a name for herself in Hollywood, despite her famous parents Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. She has starred in major blockbusters such as X-Men, Divergent, Mad Max: Fury Road, and more recently, The Batman.
However, she is now making a move behind the camera.
Zoë Kravitz's Journey From Actress to Producer
She earned her first producer credit in the 2020 Hulu series, High Fidelity, a remake of the 2000 film of the same name.
Zoë also starred in the series, which ran for one season before it was canceled. However, it was a major learning moment for Zoë.
“If you make something and no one liked it and it’s not good, then it makes sense,” she told GQ of the show’s cancelation. “But when people connect to it, it’s sad. I felt really out of control.”
Zoë’s Next Project Is Her Directorial Debut
Next up for Zoë is Pussy Island, a thriller that follows a young waitress named Frida (Adria Arjona) who gets invited to a private island by a tech entrepreneur (Channing Tatum).
For the project, Zoë is collaborating with her real-life partner, Channing Tatum, who was supportive of his producer and director fianceé.
“Whether it was making me tea or pouring me a drink or going to whip someone into shape or whatever—he really was my protector and it was really wonderful and sweet,” she explained in an interview. “I think if you can do something like that together, it’s a good test. And we came out even stronger.”
The project also stars Geena Davis, Haley Joel Osment, and Christian Slater.
"Of the people that I could name who I think have a real shot at coming out of the gate making something really distinctive and strong… she's at the top of that list,” famed director Steven Soderbergh told WSJ of Zoë’s directorial debut.
Despite her Hollywood pedigree, Zoë has always tried to make a name for herself, and producing and directing is a natural progression for her.
"In school she never told people who her parents were. She would make me pick her up down the block," her father Lenny Kravitz told People. "Some kids might've used it to their advantage, but it wasn't her style. She's done an amazing job. I know that my mother is very proud of her — not just her accomplishments, but her behavior, her attitudes, the way she has done what she's done and the kind of human being that she is."