The Batman star Zoë Kravitz has expressed regret over her initial response to the Will Smith Oscars controversy.
After Smith slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about the former's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the 94h Academy Awards, Kravitz posted a photo from the event on Instagram. "Here's a picture of my dress at the show where we are apparently assaulting people on stage now," she wrote. Kravitz's post was met with backlash from those who believed she was oversimplifying a complicated matter. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Kravitz admitted that she wishes she hadn't said anything. "I have very complicated feelings around it," she explained. "I wish I had handled that differently. And that's okay."
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Paul Dano recently teased information about a follow-up to director Matt Reeves' The Batman, stating that he's more than ready to play the sadistic Riddler again.
In a San Diego Comic-Con interview with IGN, the actor expressed his excitement to "get in there" with a sequel. "If they call, me I'll show up," he said. He also touched on his connection with the Riddler, explaining that he's been working on a backstory for the character in a brand new comic book for DC called The Riddler: Year One. The actor explained that the comic came from his tendency to write backstories for his characters, and after discussing Riddler's past with Reeves, the director put him in touch with DC.
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The mysterious machine of stardom is a fickle, unpredictable thing. As long as Hollywood has been around, it has been known to mold and remodel careers in an exceedingly unpredictable manner. Perhaps the most outrageous example of this appears in the form of our beloved Robert Pattinson, whose time in Hollywood has taken the most gloriously erratic turns.
But within a machine as well-oiled as Hollywood, can this kind of bizarre ascension to fame really be a mere matter of chance? In the case of R Patz, one might actually argue that his outrageously capricious career – from Twilight to The Lighthouse to The Batman – actually makes a whole lot of sense.
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