Zoe Kravitz Would Like Everyone To Know That Her Character Catwoman In "The Batman" Is Bisexual

Zoë Kravitz's latest cinematic role is the well-known superhero known as Catwoman. She played this role across from the newest Batman, Robert Pattinson.

By Gina Florio1 min read
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Zoë Kravitz has been making her rounds to promote The Batman, appearing on magazine covers like Elle and being interviewed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (on March 2). In one of her recent interviews, Zoë talked about the sexuality of her character Catwoman.

Zoë Kravitz Says Catwoman Is Bisexual

In case you were wondering about Catwoman's sexuality (we just assumed she was into guys because, well, doesn't she always strike up a romantic relationship with Batman in every one of the remakes?), Zoë is here to set the record straight.

The 33-year-old actress, who also starred in Big Little Lies, said that Catwoman is bisexual, at least in this reboot anyway. There's a scene in the film when Catwoman looks for her friend Anika in her apartment, and she addresses her as "baby." This has superfans asking if the two were a thing — and according to Zoë, they were.

"That's definitely the way I interpreted that, that they had some kind of romantic relationship," she told in an interview.

Matt Reeves, The Batman director, also chimed in about Catwoman's sexual orientation. "In terms of her relationship with Anika, I spoke to Zoë very early on and one of the things she said which I loved was that: 'She's drawn to strays because she was a stray and so she really wants to care for these strays because she doesn't want to be that way anymore and Anika is like a stray and she loves her,'" he said. "'She actually represents this connection that she has to her mother who she lost."

Reeves also says that Zoë has "an intimacy" with Catwoman "and it's a tremendous and deep caring for that character."

It doesn't change the storyline whatsoever if Catwoman is straight, bi, gay, whatever. But is it just us, or do a lot of popular characters get a retroactive LGBT storyline? Like Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series — he turned out to be gay, years after the series was written. And in case you didn't know, in Solo: A Star Wars Story, a writer said that Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover, is actually a character that identifies as pansexual. Who knows, maybe Spider-Man will come out as gay in the next reboot.

You can catch The Batman on March 4 in theaters.