Five Minutes With Zoë Kravitz



What is the one thing you wish you could tell your 16-year-old self?

Don’t worry about it! When you are a teenager you feel like everything is so important – what people think of you then is so important – and there is so much ahead. Being a teenager is really hard, and I think I would just want to remind myself to look at the bigger picture.

What is the most-read book on your book shelf?

Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger, it reminds me of high school and his imagery is just really amazing. Or Just Kids, by Patti Smith. I think she’s a great writer, and living in New York too, the way she describes the city at that time is so romantic. It always inspires me and makes me so happy that I live here.

Who would play you in the film biopic of your life?

Helena Bonham Carter.


What is the most treasured item in your wardrobe?

I have a small collection of white, thin, old T-shirts… It’s hard to find good T-shirts that are already worn in and they just go with everything, and are so sexy.

What three films could you watch over and over again?

Reality Bites, Empire Records and High Fidelity.

If you could raid anyone’s wardrobe, whose would it be?

Sarah Jessica Parker, I think she’s fabulous! I was so sad that she wasn’t at the Met Gala this year; I always look forward to seeing what she wears. She is such a New York style icon.

What song or album could be the soundtrack to your life and why?

Maybe Frank Ocean’s Blonde? That was the album of my summer last year; it was all I listened to.


Where is your favourite place in the world and what makes it so special?

I love New York, but I also think Berlin is quite special. I think it is beautiful, the art scene is amazing, the nightlife; I just love it there.

What would you title your autobiography and what would the first line read?

I’m Still Not Sure by Zoë Kravitz. And the first line would say: “That was stupid.”

What are the three things that you would save from your house in a fire?

Photographs – I have a box full of photographs from my childhood; my white T-shirts and my Canon camera.


If you could invite four people – living or dead – to dinner, who would they be and what would you serve?

I would have a pizza party with Audrey Hepburn, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Salvador Dali.

What was your life goal aged 10?

I wanted to be a spy! And as I grew up I played with the idea of being a photographer, chef, make-up artist, and acting was always a passion of mine.

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