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Zoë Kravitz in Bathing Suit Steams Up Elle Magazine

Here are her secrets to healthy and happy living.

Zoë Kravitz is heating up the March 2022 issue of Elle! The 33-year-old actress sizzles in the latest issue of the fashion magazine, showing off her fantastic figure in a swimsuit. In the accompanying interview, the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet reveals all of her secrets to healthy and happy living— and how she got into the best shape of her life to play Catwoman in the new movie, The Batman (in theaters March 4th). Read on to see 5 ways Zoë stays in shape and keeps herself happy and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Her Catwoman Workouts Were Intense

Zoë got into insane physical form for her role in Catwoman. After spending eight hours filming, she would return home for three hour workouts. "Obviously, you want to look good in a catsuit, but I wanted it to be realistic that I'm able to do anything in this film," she told the magazine. "So I had to be strong. I got stronger than I've ever been. That felt good, to see what I was capable of. I felt confident—and I could kick some ass."


She Knows When to Turn Off the Background Noise

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After being accused of showing too much flesh at the 2021 Met Gala, Zoë was the subject of nasty trolling. "Being uncomfortable with the human body is colonization/brainwashing. It's just a body. We all got em," she responded to one commenter. However, the online backlash bothered her. "The fact that people don't think what they say affects a celebrity because you're not a person to them is crazy," she explained to Elle. "I'm a human being. I want to … defend myself." A week later she knew it was time to take a hiatus from social media, deleting all of her Instagram posts and posting only once during the remainder of the year. "The fact that I'm like, 'Should I have not worn that?' No, I do what I want to do, and I make what I want to make, and if I'm now starting to be afraid of what other people are going to say or think, I'm no longer doing my job as an artist."


She Is On Her Own Life Schedule


Zoë is calling the shots when it comes to her timetable and isn't paying attention to the traditional biological clock. "We all go from being the baby, where you're like, 'I have so much time.' And then, all of a sudden, your gynecologist is like, 'Want to freeze your eggs?' And I'm like, 'I hadn't even thought about that.' But I don't feel pressured to have kids by a certain time, if I ever have kids. This idea of like, you're 30. You're a grown-up. Now you're supposed to have kids and stop having fun, because that's for children—I bought that for a second. It was like, 'I don't go out anymore. I just make roast chickens.' But I still want to go on adventures, have fun nights, and see the sunrise. It's been an interesting journey of remembering that there's no finish line that I have to get to by a certain time. Playful, mischievous behavior is something I always hope to have, even when I'm 70 years old. The point of being alive is to experience life and play with it. There's still so much fun to be had," she says. 


Writing Is Her Outlet

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Zoë reveals that when she's assessing her emotions there are "moments where I'm like, 'Okay, I've been smoking and drinking maybe a little more than I should—let's look at what's going on.' And then I'm like, 'I should call a therapist.' And sometimes, you need to dance it out. I think all of them are okay for a shortened amount of time,"  she told Elle. Writing music for her upcoming album is one of her emotional outlets, and helps her process her feelings. "It feels vulnerable, and it's a little scary, but making music makes me happy," she says. 


She Makes Time for Self-Reflection

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After The Batman production shut down during the pandemic, she headed to upstate New York with her husband and dog and spent time in self-reflection. "My life changed after that," she said. "It was a gift, just taking the time." Shortly after she filed for divorce. 

Leah Groth
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