Zoe Kravitz, 24, Admits To Flirting With Jaden Smith, 14, On The Set Of After Earth
Zoe Kravtiz always knew she’d follow in the footsteps of her famous parents Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz. But she wasn’t quite sure she’d be a household name. In the May 2013 issue of V Magazine, the 24-year-old actress goes topless and talks about her road to Hollywood.
“My mom’s whole thing was that she wanted me to wait until I knew what I really wanted. She’d always say, ‘Once you step into the spotlight, you can’t take it back.’ I definitely always saw myself as a theater or an indie film actress, because those were the things I was always drawn to,” confessed the actress, who wore jewelry from her Swarovski collection for the magazine shoot. “I just kind of assumed that those were the types of projects that were drawn to me too.”
But after roles in big budget flicks like The Brave One (opposite Jodie Foster and Terrance Howard) and X Men: First Class (starring Jennifer Lawrence), Zoe’s star continued to rise, culminating in a role in M. Night Shyamalan‘s upcoming summer sci-fi action flick After Earth. “The role was originally written for someone much younger than me, so I said I couldn’t do it,” Kravitz told V of her character, Senshi, the daughter and sister to the characters played by Will Smith and his youngest son Jaden Smith. “The whole movie takes place after Earth has become uninhabitable. It’s pretty awesome.”
Even more awesome for Zoe was spending time with the Smith clan when the cameras weren’t rolling. “There were moments that I was hanging out with Jaden and thinking, ‘I can’t believe you’re 14, I have to check myself, like what I say to you,’” she laughs. “He has so much personality and so much swag, he is so much cooler than I am. And he’s so handsome, I was always like, ‘When you’re older, you know, we’ll hang out…Nope, that’s inappropriate, you’re 14.’”
For more on Zoe, visit Vmagazine.com and check out the trailer for After Earth, which will be in theaters on May 31.