You likely think because of her last name, Zoë Kravitz has had it easy in life. In many aspects, you’d most certainly be right. The daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet had connections before she left the womb. As the aspiring actress grew into her own, she was never sure if she was getting callbacks because of her talent or because of her family connections and that ate her up inside. Kravitz recently revealed that she suffered from an eating disorder for over a decade in a cover story with British Vogue, she also talks about what she had to endure during those years.
The thirty-year-old actress is the cover star of British Vogue and in the new issue, she speaks openly about her fiance Karl Glusman, her insecurities as well as her ten-year eating disorder. The young star stated at thirteen, she developed an eating disorder that would stick around for the next ten years.
“I think it came from a lot of things. My mother was so beautiful and so tiny, I always felt clunky around her, and then my dad was always surrounded by supermodels… I was short, and you feel uncomfortable in your skin anyway at that age.” – Zoë Kravitz
Kravitz also opened up about her insecurities, saying that she was never sure if people liked her for her talent or just for her last name. “When I got into acting school, I never knew if it was because of my audition or my last name,” she said. “But I’m slowly learning that no director will hire me because of my surname. The first 10 years of my career have been about proving myself. I now finally feel like I’m in a place where I’m able to say, ‘I deserve this,’ and, ‘I worked really hard.’ I’m getting better.”
Make sure you read the complete interview when it’s published in British Vogue on June 7.