Zoë Kravitz says she was denied ‘Dark Knight Rises’ audition because ‘they weren’t going urban’

Actress says she was blocked from trying out for Christopher Nolan's final Batman film

Zoë Kravitz has revealed that she was denied the chance to audition for The Dark Knight Rises because the film’s makers “weren’t going urban”.

The actress, recently seen in the Divergent movies and Mad Max: Fury Road, claims she was blocked from trying out for a “small role” in Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman movie, which came out in 2012.

“In the last Batman movie, they told me that I couldn’t get an audition for a small role they were casting because they weren’t ‘going urban’,” Kravitz told Nylon. “It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’ I have to play the role like, ‘Yo, what’s up, Batman? What’s going on wit chu?'”


However, the actress went on to reveal that she had a more encouraging experience when auditioning for a supporting role in Jodie Foster’s 2007 thriller The Brave One, a part she subsequently landed. “That part was written for a white Russian girl. I auditioned, and they changed the role for me,” the actress explained.

As well as forging a promising acting career, Kravitz, daughter of rock singer Lenny, makes up one third of New York disco trio Lolawolf. The band, who attended the NME Awards earlier this year, released their self-titled debut EP in February 2014, followed by a second EP titled ‘Calm Down’ in October.