‘Big Little Lies’ Star Zoë Kravitz Revealed She Developed An Eating Disorder in Her Teen Years

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Big Little Lies’ Star Zoë  Kravitz Revealed She Developed An Eating Disorder in Her Teen Years

Rising star Zoë Kravitz is fairly hectic today. Closing out of the 2nd period of HBO’s struck Big Little Lies and from now on featuring in and executive creating Hulu’s future series High Fidelity, not to mention playing opposing Robert Pattinson when you look at the 2021 movie The Batman, Kravitz is solidifying by herself as you of today’s finest actresses.

As the girl of previous A-list Hollywood couple Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, the Hulu celebrity revealed that developing up with popular moms and dads might have its difficulties.

Actress Zoë Kravitz | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Flipping ‘Fidelity’

Kravitz’ upcoming show High Fidelity is obtained from the beloved Nick Hornby guide, that has been made into a 2000 movie featuring John Cusack and Jack Black. Gender-flipping the lead role, Kravitz performs Rob when you look at the 10-part show, that has a penchant for subbing her views and thoughts for a number of top-five listings. After a breakup, Rob tends to make a top-five of her interactions.

“We, of course, had to modernize the world,” Kravitz informed Entertainment Weekly of this modified variation. “Now we are dealing with people who are not only obsessed with pop culture, but also nostalgia. Surprisingly, I don’t think the character has changed much. Of course, it’s my own interpretation, but the heart of the character is very much the same. Changing the character from male to female did not change the kind of person we are dealing with.”

The actress unveiled she thought a kinship because of the personality. “The part of Rob is the closest thing to me I have ever played,” Kravitz informed Elle in a recently available meeting. “I know Rob so well. I, too, found being a teenager and young adult hard to navigate, and music was a refuge for me, somewhere to hide. I made playlists and would lie on the floor of my room listening to Jeff Buckley, learning the lyrics to songs that were the emotional soundtrack of my life.”

The author just who developed the tale is a real Kravitz lover, cheering her on in using the part. “When I first met her, I could see how bright she was, and how well she knew the book and the film—and how much it resonated with her, along with her innate love and understanding of music,” Hornby stated. “I immediately wanted to do anything I could to help her.”

Pressures of this limelight

After Kravitz’ parents parted means whenever she ended up being simply 2 yrs old, she very first existed with Bonet however relocated to Miami along with her father whenever she had been 11. She provided the pressures to be immersed in the wide world of popularity and allure.

“I didn’t like my new school. I didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere, and I was surrounded by an enormous amount of beauty and posturing,” Kravitz uncovered. “I was a chunky, perfectly normal-looking 15-year-old, but I had this remarkably beautiful skinny mother and a father who was dating a supermodel, and I felt short and ungainly.”

Ironically, during her teenage many years, Kravitz’ future Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman ended up being privately involved to her parent. “I was a grumpy teenager with her,” Kravitz remembered.

Clearly, this is certainly liquid underneath the connection, where Kidman recently shared her love for Kravitz. “I feel protective, like a big sister, toward her,” Kidman stated of Kravitz. “She is carving her own path with confidence and grace.”

Battling bulimia

Kravitz revealed that she created an eating disorder as a teen, which she fought for pretty much ten years. She began therapy for bulimia after going to New York, which aided her navigate her long ago to wellness. “I’m OK now,” she informed Elle. “But I am very vigilant. It’s a disease, and I never let myself forget that.”

The High Fidelity celebrity happens to be flourishing both expertly and directly, recently attaching the knot in June to her longtime love Karl Glusman. “Karl has his own career and needs to focus on that, but we’ve been together for a few years now, and we know where we are,” Kravitz shared. “If anything, the best part of being married is being able to have the odd fight and knowing neither of us is going to walk out the door. The commitment feels safe.”

High Fidelity is planned for launch on February 14.

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