Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Young Star Gets Wings for X-Men

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Young Star Gets Wings for X-Men

Article excerpt

IT'S just her luck that Zoe Kravitz has got the best features of her impossibly beautiful parents, rocker Lenny Kravitz and the actress Lisa Bonet.

The 22-year-old has followed mum into the acting profession and has just spent a few months in London, where she has been filming the biggest role of her career so far: playing Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class.

Directed by the Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn, the upcoming summer blockbuster is a prequel to the first three X-Men films and is set in the 1960s, when the mutants were young bucks experimenting with their powers for the first time, just as the Cuban Missile Crisis has the global population fearing a nuclear apocalypse. James McAvoy stars as Professor Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender is Magneto. Kravitz's character, Angel, possesses several superhuman abilities akin to those of the common housefly.

Having wings and pretending to be able to fly was something of a challenge for the actress, who trained at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan. …

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