Zoë Kravitz's role in 'The Batman' required 'cat time' with a room of felines: 'It did nothing'

Zoë Kravitz attends "The Batman" World Premiere on March 01, 2022 in New York City.
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If you’re a cat lover, prepare to experience some epic jealousy.

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Actress Zoë Kravitz can currently be seen in the year’s biggest blockbuster so far, “The Batman."

If that wasn’t enough, as Insider reported, she went on the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" recently and said that during downtime while making “The Batman,” she was sent to a room full of cats as a way to get into her character as Selina Kyle -- the cat lady by day/Catwoman by night.

The crew called it “cat time,” and if you’re a feline fan, it sounds like some kind of heaven. But for Kravitz, it ultimately seemed a bit of a waste of time.

"It's funny,” said Kravitz, “they would say, 'Training at 1:30, and then rehearsal at this time, and then cat time.’ I was like, 'What's cat time?' And it was just putting me in a room with a bunch of cats, with the cats that were going to be my cats. But the cats didn't care. I was just sitting here and the cats would just walk away. It did nothing."

The idea was to have Kravitz bond with her furry co-stars. But as any non-cat lover knows, cats aren’t big on following orders.

"They were the hardest thing to control during the shooting," Kravitz explained. “We were doing crazy stunts and all that was fine, but then getting a cat to stay in one place? Impossible."

Not unlike her animal counterparts, Catwoman can easily evade captors, so spending time with the real thing gave Kravitz some smooth moves clues. She told Fallon that she spent a lot of time with cats and watching cat videos in order to mimic their fighting styles.

At the least, “cat time” might’ve been a calm respite from the intense dialogue, crazy stunts, dangerous street locations, and heavy emotions that make up the bulk of the newest, and by many accounts, darkest Batman feature yet.

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Anyway, it wasn't feline hangouts but Kravitz' own innate acting chops that had her coming up with one of the best quotes in the film. In an intimate moment, Catwoman purrs to fellow orphan Batman, “I have a thing about strays.”

"The Batman" opens in U.S. theaters March 4.

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