The actress shared that while she was casting for her directional debut, Pussy Island, she knew that the role of Slater King, should be portrayed by “someone who hadn’t played a dark character before.” The role is that of a tech mogul and it went to none other than Tatum who is her present boyfriend. She added that he was also her “first choice.”
The Batman actress told WSJ Magazine during an interview on August 16, “I felt, even from afar, before I knew him, that he was a feminist and that he wasn’t afraid of exploring that darkness, because he knows he’s not that. That’s why I was drawn to him and wanted to meet with him. And I was right.”
So why did she believe that the Magic Mike star was perfect for the role? According to her, “I think that’s exciting to watch someone who’s mostly played boy next door, good guy, love interest, all of that.”
While working together on the film, Kravitz, 33, and Tatum, 42, developed a romantic bond and in October 2021, they confirmed that they were in a relationship after they were spotted in NYC.
The actress also shared her experience while working on her debut film, “When you make things with people it’s a very sacred space, and when you’re compatible with somebody creatively it often opens up other channels, because you’re kind of sharing all of yourself. I’m really grateful that this movie has brought him into my life that way.”
On the other hand, Tatum felts jus as excited to be playing a whole new different role. He shared to the outlet, “It’s always really intriguing to have someone bring you something that literally no one else has ever thought of you for.”
“I didn’t know Zoë before I met her for the film,” he explained. “When we first met the movie was pretty different than its form now, but the themes were the same. All the iterations it has gone through were all pretty punk rock, to be honest.”