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Zoë Kravitz Interpreted Catwoman as Bisexual in ‘The Batman’

Zoe Kravitz at The Batman premiere in a black cat dress
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Most of the buzz about the upcoming film, The Batman, has been tied to Robert Pattinson, thanks to his recent GQ cover story and reports that he channelled Edward Cullen in his performance. However, his co-star, Zoë Kravitz, is making headlines of her own with the revelation that her take on Catwoman is that she’s bisexual.

In the movie, Kravitz’s character, Selina Kyle — AKA Catwoman — flirts with Pattinson’s Batman throughout. However in one scene, she calls a female friend named Anika, “baby.” A reporter at Pedestrian asked Kravitz if the word indicated that the two characters were more than just friends, and she said it did.

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“That’s definitely the way I interpreted that, that they had some kind of romantic relationship,” Kravitz said. Then, when the reporter, who is part of the LGBTQIA+ community, expressed excitement about Catwoman being bi — as the character is in the comics — Kravitz agreed and was enthusiastic.

Zoe Kravitz and Robert Pattinson at The Batman premiere
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The Batman’s director, Matt Reeves, also added his thoughts: “In terms of her relationship with Anika, I spoke to Zoë very early on and one of the things she said, which I loved, was that [Kyle is] drawn to strays because she was a stray and so she really wants to care for these strays because she doesn’t want to be that way anymore, and Anika is like a stray and she loves her,” he said. “She actually represents this connection that she has to her mother who she lost, who was a stray anymore.”

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“So I don’t think we meant to go directly in that way, but you can interpret it that way for sure,” he explained. “She has an intimacy with that character and it’s a tremendous and deep caring for that character, more so than a sexual thing, but there was meant to be quite an intimate relationship between them.”

The Batman hits theatres on March 4, so you’ll be able to see Kravitz’s interpretation come to life on the big screen, and see if she has chemistry with more than only Pattinson’s Batman.

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