Zoe Kravitz’s ‘Batman’ Schedule Included Time to Bond With Cats

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  • Zoë Kravitz spoke to Jimmy Fallon about her experience playing Catwoman in “The Batman.”
  • Kravitz said her schedule included “cat time,” so she could get to know her animal costars.
  • The actress said she’d sit in a room with them and “the cats would just walk away.”

“The Batman” star Zoë Kravitz said that her schedule for the film included “cat time,” so she could bond with her four-legged costars.

“They were the hardest thing to control during the shooting,” Kravitz, who stars as Selina Kyle/Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson as the titular character, said during an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday. “We were doing crazy stunts and all that was fine, but then getting a cat to stay in one place? impossible.”

Kravitz said that as part of her role as the iconic DC Comics character, “they tried to get me to ‘know the cats’ that were Selina’s cats.”

“It’s funny, they would say, ‘Training at 1:30, and then rehearsal at this time, and then cat time,'” she recalled. “I was like, ‘What’s cat time?’ And it was just putting me in a room with a bunch of cats, with the cats that were going to be my cats. But the cats didn’t care. I was just sitting here and the cats would just walk away. It did nothing .”

In her interview with Fallon, the actress also said that she “hung out with cats, a lot” and she watched “a bunch” of cat videos in order to analyze their fighting style.

Zoe Kravitz in

Zoe Kravitz in “The Batman.”

Warner Bros.


“The Batman,” set for release on Friday, is directed by Matt Reeves and focuses on the Caped Crusader’s second year as the masked vigilante.

In addition to Catwoman, the film also features some of the most popular characters from the comics, including Edward Nashton/The Riddler, Lieutenant James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright), and Oz/The Penguin (Colin Farrell).

During a screening and Q&A for “The Batman” at Warner Bros in Burbank, California in mid-February, which Insider’s Kirsten Acuna attended, Kravitz said that she came up with the idea for her character to tell Batman, “I have a thing about strays” in response to the Dark Knight noting he abundance of felines.

Recently in an interview with Australia’s Pedestrian, Kravitz said that she played her version of Catwoman as bisexual.

Watch Kravitz’s interview with Fallon below.

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