Zoe Kravitz has started her own script writing group in a bid to create more diverse movie roles.
The Divergent actress is pleased the issue of diversity is now being discussed more openly in Hollywood, particularly after the 2016 Oscars white-out controversy, and now she is doing more than just joining the call for change - she's actively doing something about it.
She tells The Associated Press she has started gathering her filmmaker friends for weekly writing sessions with the goal of producing a unique movie script together.
"I love the fact that there's such an open dialogue right now about women in Hollywood and black women and black men in Hollywood and everything in between," she said. "Now it's about us bringing the change.
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After the more thrilling Insurgent, this saga reverts to the talky style of the original Divergent movie, constantly explaining this post-apocalyptic world's convoluted mythology before indulging in whizzy action that has little to do with the story or characters. It's a strange step back for a franchise that has such a strong cast and high production values. And this movie also feels frustratingly incomplete, because it's only based on the first half of Veronica Roth's third and final novel (a fourth film, Ascendant, is due next year).
When we last saw our hero Tris (Shailene Woodley), she and her hunky boyfriend Four (Theo James) had overthrown the nasty Erudite leaders to create a "factionless" society in Chicago under new leader Evelyn (Naomi Watts), Four's mother. But Evelyn's willingness to indulge in military excesses causes a rift with the more peace-loving leader Johanna (Octavia Spencer), sparking a civil war. Bored with this, Tris and Four free Tris' brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) from death row and escape over the walls out of Chicago along with cohorts Peter and Christina (Miles Teller and Zoe Kravitz). Fleeing into the fringe, they encounter a peaceful, futuristic community called the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, run by David (Jeff Daniels). There they learn new facts about their past, but they're unable to ignore the unravelling situation in Chicago.
As in the first film, this script is over-packed with long conversations about the society's complicated set-up, and the Bureau has its own set of issues. Some of this information provides welcome context to the earlier films, but the screenwriters also hold back a lot of key details for next time, so this episode is oddly inconclusive. And that also makes it feel dull and contrived, especially since it leaves the characters' motivations so badly muddled. There's also the problem that these movies continually steal ideas and imagery from other films (this time it's Mad Max and The Truman Show).
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Singer/actress Zoe Kravitz was immortalised on the album cover of a Kenny Loggins disc when she was a child.
The Lolawolf frontwoman and daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz appears in the painted artwork for the Footloose singer's 2000 children's album More Songs From Pooh Corner aged around 12 years old.
In the painting, two children are sat around a campfire listening to Kenny, who is wearing a poncho, while castles and unicorns are depicted floating in the sky.
Zoe, 27, appeared visibly embarrassed when U.S. talk show host Jimmy Fallon brought the vinyl album cover out during The Tonight Show on Tuesday (15Mar16) and she tells Questlove, real name Ahmir Thompson, from house band The Roots to keep quiet, saying, "Ahmir, not a word out of you!"
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Zoe Kravitz is looking for a new film project she can turn into a family affair with her mum and dad.
"I would love to produce and write and I've just started a collective with a group of friends of mine, who I think are really talented, where we could write a script together," she tells WENN. "I have so many friends who are artists and actors and writers, directors and I think, 'Why aren't we making things together?'
"I've never worked with my parents before and I would love to. It's never really been a serious conversation. I've got my own stuff right now and they've got their own stuff going on..."
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Zoe Kravitz credits designer Alexander Wang with helping to transform her into a style icon, because she actually knows very little about the fashion world.
The X-Men: First Class star is the daughter of trendsetting rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, but she confesses she would still be stuck in her "awkward" style phase if it wasn't for her pal Wang.
"You've helped me grow up in a lot of ways - especially in the fashion world," she told Wang in a new cover interview for Teen Vogue magazine. "When I met you, I wasn't working that much. As I got older, my career was picking up, and I had to figure out how to present myself. I was a weird person and was wearing my DIY shoes.
"You appreciated my uniqueness when I don't think a lot of people did, but you loved me enough to gently nudge me. I needed someone to say, 'You're a woman now. Dress like a woman.' I don't like tight clothes and wasn't comfortable in my body. I was in this awkward phase, and you really helped and pushed me when I needed it."
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In the third instalment of the Divergent series Allegiant, Tris and Four find themselves plunged into a new world and facing far more dangers than ever before.
In the aftermath of the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris and Four must go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago and venture into the unknown, leaving the only city and family they have ever known as they fight to survive.
Outside of their home the pair realise that they have spent their lives being monitored and are already known to the rest of the world. But it soon becomes clear that everything is not as it seems and old discoveries are now meaningless thanks to shocking new revelations.
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'The Light Between Oceans' co-stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander have reportedly split up after nine months of dating.
The 38-year-old actor and the 26-year-old actress had been dating for nine months since meeting on the set of 'The Light Between Oceans', in which they play a lighthouse keeper and his wife who raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Us Weekly reports that the pair - who were last photographed together in May at the Monaco Grand Prix - have now called time on their relationship.
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Zoe Kravitz has admitted she loves riding the subway when she goes home to New York, but finds it harder to do so now she's famous.
Zoe Kravitz loves riding the subway.
The 'Divergent' actress - who is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet - credits her family and friends for keeping her grounded but she only realises how much her life has changed when she goes back home to New York.
She said: ''My friends and family are everything to me. They keep me grounded.
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Zoe Kravitz says she would love to star in an all-female comedy.
Zoe Kravitz wants to star in a female driven comedy.
The 26-year-old actress is known for her dramatic roles but wants to show something a bit lighter and thinks women have a particularly unique sense of humour that sets them apart from men.
She said: ''I really want to do a comedy. I feel like 'Bridesmaids' has opened it up for women in comedy and people are really hungry for that. I know I am.
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Zoë Kravitz has blasted the movie industry by saying she thinks female-led films will become ''a gimmick'' and branding all current releases as ''really boring''.
Zoë Kravitz thinks female-led films will become ''a gimmick''.
The 26-year-old actress believes comedies starring women in leading roles such as 'Bridesmaids' will become a Hollywood ''fad'', even though she admitted the industry is becoming more equal.
She explained: ''There's a shift happening, but I don't think we should get too excited yet.
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