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Zoe Kravitz: I Couldn’t Audition for Dark Knight Rises Because I’m ‘Urban’

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In the middle of a remarkably candid time for Hollywood actresses, Zoe Kravitz tells Nylon she was denied the chance to audition for a part in The Dark Knight Rises because she was considered, in the unfortunate euphemism of the day, too “urban.” As Kravitz recalled, “they told me that I couldn’t get an audition for a small role they were casting because they weren’t ‘going urban.’ It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’ I have to play the role like, ‘Yo, what’s up, Batman? What’s going on wit chu?’”

Which, frankly, would have been preferable to the way Bane spoke.

Kravitz: I Didn’t Get Batman Because I’m ‘Urban’