Zoë Kravitz is feeling thankful that her new film Pussy Island brought not only a great actor, but a great relationship into her life.
The actor opened up to WSJ. Magazine about her decision to cast Channing Tatum in the movie and her experience directing him. “When you make things with people it’s a very sacred space, and when you’re compatible with somebody creatively it often opens up other channels, because you’re kind of sharing all of yourself. I’m really grateful that this movie has brought him into my life that way,” she said. Kravitz added that even long before they worked together, she always knew there was something special about the Magic Mike star. “I felt, even from afar, before I knew him, that he was a feminist and that he wasn’t afraid of exploring that darkness, because he knows he’s not that,” she explained. “That’s why I was drawn to him and I wanted to meet with him. And I was right.”
Tatum plays Slater King in Kravitz’s directorial debut, a tech mogul who invites a cocktail waitress played by Naomi Ackie to join him for a vacation on his private island where she discovers “something terrifying.” Kravitz explained to the outlet that part of her interest in casting Tatum in this role was that she was interested in featuring someone who had historically gravitated towards more positive, upbeat performances. “I wanted to find someone who hadn’t played a dark character before, because I think that’s exciting to watch someone who’s mostly played boy next door, good guy, love interest, all of that,” she said.
And Tatum, whose production company co-produced Pussy Island, also admitted to the magazine that his part required him to take a big step outside of his comfort zone. “When we first met, the movie was pretty different than its form now, but the themes were the same,” he said. “All the iterations it has gone through were all pretty punk rock, to be honest. It’s always really intriguing to have someone bring you something that literally no one else has ever thought of you for.”
Tatum and Kravitz first sparked dating rumors in January 2021, just days after she filed for divorce from her husband of 18 months and partner of five years, Karl Glusman. Since then, they’ve been spotted out together numerous times, including riding tandem on a BMX bike and buying groceries in upstate New York. And although they walked the red carpet at the 2021 Met Gala separately, the pair were photographed leaving the event together. Tatum previously dated pop star Jessie J on and off for two years before they finally decided to end things for good in October 2020. He was also previously married to his Step Up co-star Jenna Dewan for ten years before they finalized their divorce in November 2019. Tatum and Dewan share a 9-year-old daughter, Everly.
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