Big Little Lies creator gushes over Zoë Kravitz: She makes it look easy


Variety named Zoë Kravitz as one of the New Powers in New York, so they wanted to know what Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée thought of the star.

You may know Zoë Kravitz as the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and former Cosby Show actress Lisa Bonet. You may also know her from her roles in movie franchises like Divergent or X-Men. But if you saw last year’s hit Big Little Lies, you know her for her for knocking her role as Bonnie Carlson out of the park, or down the steps. (Too soon?)

At 29, Kravitz has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, and she didn’t need her famous parents’ help. She has even been named one of Variety’s 50 New Power of New York list.

So, what was Jean-Marc Vallée’s first impression of Miss Kravitz?

"“Zoë est tombée dedans quand elle était petite.”"

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That literally translates to “Zoë fell in when she was little.” But really, Vallée says that means that Zoë makes things look easy because she is predisposed to excel at something. Now, that sounds much better.

When Vallée first met Kravitz at her audition for Big Little Lies, he said the 45 minutes meeting “felt like one of two friends.” Her presence impressed him and loved the fact that she seemed comfortable talking about herself.

And when the two began working together, he felt it was effortless and natural. But there was something else that he couldn’t quite put his finger on until recently. He said,

"“She asked me if I could read a script of hers that she would like to direct. I knew it. No wonder she was watching silently between takes and shots. How could you not be curious and not have the desire to be creative on all fronts when you spent your childhood years watching two amazing artists doing their magic? No wonder she’s always in the moment. Zoë takes it all in. She loves what she does and wants it to be great and mean something. She, too, loves to believe that art can make a difference.”"

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He urges Kravitz to keep doing what she’s doing and being who she is. He said, “The world needs your voice.”

Their relationship is very special indeed, and that’s clear because her performance jumps off the screen in Big Little Lies.

Big Little Lies returns to HBO in early 2019.

Source: Variety