Chang­ing things in Hol­ly­wood

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Zoe Kravitz is mak­ing a stand on the roles she chooses. re­sent our­selves prop­erly in Hol­ly­wood.”

Kravitz has also started a col­lec­tive of film­maker friends, in­clud­ing cin­e­matog­ra­phers, di­rec­tors, ac­tors and writ­ers, to put her words into ac­tion. The goal is to write a script to­gether and they meet weekly to work.

She’s also plan­ning to do her part by sim­ply not tak­ing roles she views as stereo­typ­i­cal.

“It’s our re­spon­si­bil­ity to say, ‘ I’m not go­ing to take the same role over and over again.’ I mean, of course ac­tors gotta eat, but if it’s some­thing you be­lieve in, we have the power to break the stereo­types by ( a) writ­ing our own things and ( b) say­ing no to the same thing over and over again,” Kravitz said.

“This in­dus­try is not colour­blind, but I think ac­tors can be.” – AP

is cur­rently show­ing at cin­e­mas na­tion­wide. For GSC show­times, turn to P17.

Kravitz is the daugh­ter of mu­si­cian Lenny Kravitz and ac­tress Lisa Bonet. — AP

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