Zoë Kravitz just revealed the story behind Catwoman's nails

“I had this idea to take it further…”

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 14 2022

If there’s one thing Zoë Kravitz knows, it’s how to create impactful but subtle beauty looks.

The YSL ambassador’s eyeliner tips have helped us achieve the great big doe eyes of our dreams, and her hair is always a source of inspiration for getting experimental.

And apparently, her beauty wisdom comes in handy on-set too. 

According to an interview with Buzzfeed, Kravitz was the one who came up with the idea for Catwoman’s  extremely long nails: “We shot two months before quarantine and everything shut down, so in that time, I started to grow my nails out because we couldn't get manicures.” 

“I had this idea to take it further,” she went on, explaining that she contacted The Batman director Matt Reeves when inspiration struck. “I called Matt and was like, ‘I have this idea; we should do crazy, b*tchy, wonderful, scary nails that look like claws.”

Image credit: Warner Bros

Image credit: Warner Bros

The key to the look was that the nails in question had “no nail polish on them, so they looked more like claws,” Kravitz explained.

However, the creative decision didn’t come without its challenges. According to Kravitz, she had to “be able to shoot the gun accurately, load it, and reshoot it, WITH these crazy-long nails”

“So learning how to shoot a gun without breaking a nail was a new skill I developed,” she joked.

Zoë Kravitz isn’t the only celebrity with a penchant for wild manicures. Here are some of our favourite celebrity nail looks so far this year.  

Main image credit: Getty

Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.

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