The daughter of Lenny Kravitz, the divine Zoë, is on the cover of the latest issue of Complex magazine, speaking some truths about her struggles with anorexia, her embarrassing parents ("Dad—you cannot leave the house in only a blanket"), and what it was like getting into acting. Not surprisingly—it was easy! But at least she admits it.
The truth that Kravitz has more or less had a career laid out for her because of Lenny and mother Lisa Bonet may not be easy to take for us plebes, but Zoë gets it:
Being a Kravitz has afforded her mountains of opportunity. "It was very easy for me to get an agent when I wanted to act, for obvious reasons," she says earnestly. "And I don't know, maybe it's not because they thought I was talented—I wasn't the most talented girl in the world when I was 15. It was because my parents were famous, and they were like, 'Cool, maybe we can make money off of that.' " She'll admit that things were handed to her. "I know so many talented people that do the most amazing things but they need to work at a restaurant. I don't. I can make all the art I want and get paid to do it—it's fucking crazy. I'm so thankful for it."
Being thankful is important. Kravitz currently stars in the second Divergent film, Insurgent. She also has had success with her electropop band Lolawolf. And the added benefit is that she also gets to be friends with Drake:
Kravitz says she and Drake ("Aubrey," to her) are "very good friends." When I ask her about rumors that they were a couple, she smiles and laughs, less at the prospect of it and more at what seems to be the regularity with which she's fielded this particular line of questioning. "I'm very flirtatious," she pauses. "[But] he's family to me. He's a really, really awesome dude." She says they became "really close" in the last few years and hang out often—with Kravitz's friends—when he's in New York. "We inspire each other," she adds. "We play each other music." Drake, for what it's worth, has gone on record as saying, "Zoë Kravitz is like one of my favorite people in the world."
Me and Aubrey* are also very good friends.
What would Kravitz be doing if she weren't the product of two hot famous people bonking each other? You guessed it: farming.
"[Farmers] are the heroes of America," she says. She envisions herself moving to the farm in upstate New York she visited on a field trip when she was a kid, or to Mexico, or farming communities around the world. "I'd like to take a year and do that," she says. "I think it'd be great."