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ZOE KRAVITZ is Vogue‘s October cover star, styled by Kate Phelan and shot by Alasdair McLellan for her first British Vogue shoot.
Inside the issue, available on newsstands this Friday, Kravitz gets frank with interviewer Hermione Eyre touching on life in America in the wake of the Trump presidency.
“[It’s] dark. It’s beyond farcical. It’s not funny, but you almost have to laugh,” she said. “I just called my mum and we were talking about Trump firing the head of the FBI, and we both started laughing.”
Her mum is, of course, the legendary Lisa Bonnet and her father the inimitable rocker from who she takes her name. The rising star is protective of both.
“Seeing people always wanting something from my parents, or from us – as a small person I built a lot of walls. I was the tiny gatekeeper,” she explained. “That probably came from trying to protect my parents, especially my dad who’s so nice to everyone. He lets people in. But I have a fiery side. I can be confrontational.”
A pin-up for her views as much as her style, the 28-year-old LA native also revealed that she, like many stars in the spotlight, is revelling in the liberation of Generation X and Z.
“I love how the younger generation are so awake, so empathetic, so sensitive, but still I’m a little removed from them, so I can make jokes like, oh no, I just called someone ‘a man’ without first checking that they identified as a man…”
Read the full interview in October Vogue, out this Friday, September 8.