Zoë Kravitz cover the December 2018 issue of British ELLE magazine photographed by Alexander Saladrigas and styled by Gillian Wilkins.
On “Big Little Lies” and its message of female unity: “That was something people wanted: women standing up for themselves and standing up for each other,” she says. “There was some kind of collective consciousness going on, because the Me Too movement happened right after.”
On being disappointed by the roles offered to black women: “You read scripts and you’re like, ‘Where is my story?’ Often, the parts written for women are accessories to men’s stories, and parts written for any kind of minority are an accessory to a white person’s story.
A script will point out that a character is African-American, and you know how she’s going to talk. She’s going to add some attitude or something. It’s just about creating characters for women and people of color who feel like real people, who feel complicated and honest – not just being used to further a white person’s story.”
Cover: Dress by Saint Laurent | Tights by Calzedonia | Sandals by Molly Goddard
First Image: Top by Saint Laurent
Second Image: Dress and Crystal Tights by Gucci | Sandals by Saint Laurent
[Photo Credit: Alexander Saladrigas/ELLE UK Magazine, Courtesy of Novis]