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Zoë Kravitz: My dad's outfits make me cringe

Published 14/05/2015

Zoë Kravitz
Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz went a "little crazy" while filming Mad Max: Fury Road in the Namib Desert.

The 26-year-old actress and singer is the daughter of rock star Lenny, who is known for his outlandish outfits as well as his crooning vocals. His bold appearance may go down well with fans, but for Zoë it used to be a different story.

"My dad came to pick me up from school once in a sports car wearing a mesh see-through shirt and leather pants," Zoë cringed to British newspaper Metro. "I remember all the high-schoolers just swarming to the car park and I just crawled under a rock, because at that age all you want is to fit in. So yeah, that was embarrassing at the time."

Zoë has several strings to her bow, including the frontwoman of band Lolawolf and modelling, but it's her acting career that's made her a global star. Her latest role is Queen Toast, the Knowing, in Mad Max: Fury Road. It's the fourth instalment of George Miller's franchise, which originally starred Mel Gibson.

Tom Hardy steps into the shoes of the title character this time, however there's no denying the female prominence in this movie.

"I think it's going to bring in everybody once the word gets out that this film is really different and just beautiful," Zoë smiled. "And women are going to be surprised by it - in that this film is so for them."

Co-starring Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Riley Keough, filming took place in the Namib Desert. Zoë found being away from home for so long a challenge as they set up camp in the middle of nowhere for six months.

"You start to go a little crazy and it was actually quite cold. At the end you go, whoa, that was intense. Gnarly is the world I would use to describe it," she recalled.

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