Zoë Kravitz Steals the Scene on ‘Ocean Drive’

The young lady who was once a mere offspring of her famous parents has grown into a threat of her own. She’s blazed a more sincere, levelheaded existence than some of her peers that have had similar upbringings, and she’s doing a damn good job of conquering it all.

The singer/actress sat with Ocean Drive Magazine to discuss her endeavors, the relationship with her parents, a few philosophies she has about life, and everything in between. The magazine took to a familiar setting for Kravitz (Her father, Lenny Kravitz, calls Miami Beach home), to snap a few gorgeous shots of the beauty, and give readers an inside look at a creative princess in the making. Just as breathtaking as her mother (actress Lisa Bonet), her image begs the question of whether “model” should be added to her repertoire.

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On her need to be creative:

“It’s always what I’ve done, before I even had a real understanding of how the rest of the world saw my parents,” she says. “My dad was always really supportive. My mom always wanted to make sure that this is what I really wanted to do before being in the public eye myself. They knew that’s genuinely who I am—I don’t know what else I would do if I wasn’t creating.”

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On the reprisal of her role in the second installation of Divergent:

“[My character] Christina comes from the faction of Candor, which is all about honesty; I was really intrigued by that,” says Kravitz. “That’s why she’s kind of an open book—she’s feisty and she’s funny and she’s real—and those are the kind of people that I like to surround myself with, and I’m the same kind of person.”

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On Mad Max: Fury Road:

“Aesthetically, it was the most beautiful, creative thing I have ever seen,” she recalls of the project, which came with a fair amount of frightening scenes. “It was really crazy and surreal and intense—we were out in the desert in the middle of nowhere, and all of a sudden, there’d be fire and bullets flying at us. It’s Mad Max, so it was definitely some gnarly shit we were doing.”

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On opening for Miley Cyrus and Lily Allen with her band, Lolawolf:

“It was a big learning curve. We were used to playing really small venues, in front of people we know and love,” she recalls. The stadiums were a big leap. “Miley and Lily were both really supportive. Then there’s the truth of being an opening act: You’ve got to pay your dues. You’re not the band the audience came to see. It gives you thick skin, and you learn to perform even when the audience isn’t giving you that energy.”

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On the relationship with her parents:

“It makes things so easy that my parents are still very close, they have so much love for each other,” she says. “My dad and my step-dad [actor Jason Mamoa] get along really well, and my dad loves and is close with my brother and sister. It’s really beautiful. As long as everyone can be in the same room together, and have love for each other, it’s totally healthy.”

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On being a part of Hollywood, before she was famous:

“I can’t imagine what it’s like for people who come from very normal lives and all of a sudden become famous. I’ve been lucky enough to dip my toe in it and feel the water before I got in the pool.”

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On her “type”:

“I don’t have much of a type; the most important thing to me in a relationship is that they can make me laugh and I can make them laugh. Laughing is just the deepest, sexiest thing.”

Catch the behind the scenes footage below!

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