Zoe Kravitz Gets Artsy Fab In V Magazine, Talks Mom Lisa Bonet Warning Her About Fame, And Harmless Flirting With Jaden Smith

May 2, 2013  |  

With her hair in a messy short cut and rocking her own Zoe Kravitz for Swarovski jewelry, who she just launched her own jewelry line for, Kravitz bared her soul and dropped her top for V magazine. She opened up about her famous mom’s worries about her dreams to act in Hollywood even when she was young, working with the swaggerific Jaden Smith and his dad for After Earth, and a lot more. Here are the specific details that had us talking:

When speaking on her early dreams of having a successful acting career (“I definitely always saw myself as a theater or an indie film actress, because those were the things I was always drawn to.”), Kravitz opened up about the fact that her mom, Lisa Bonet, had reservations about her young daughter trying to step in the public eye after. Both Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, famous folks themselves, were able to keep her very protected and out of the limelight for a long while:

“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.’”

And she’s literally everywhere now, something the Brooklyn-based actress is clearly okay with. And speaking of being everywhere, she talked about appearing in the film, After Earth, where she plays Will Smith’s daughter and Jaden Smith’s sister, Senshi. While she’s known for being a trendsetting,  pretty cool chick, she says that working with Jaden made her want to step her game up.

“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 it was that swag that almost got her caught up on cougar status…:

“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.”

Check out the full interview over at V’s website, where Kravitz discusses the inspirations behind her line for Swarovski, more about After Earth, and finally being embraced by Hollywood. Love her!

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