Kravitz -- yes, the daughter of Lenny and Lisa Bonet -- sat down with Moviefone to talk about 'Gonzo' (which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival), how hysterical the set was, and what she loves about her hometown of New York. Look out, 'Breakfast Club,' Zoe Kravitz and the rest of her 'Beware the Gonzo' cast (including 'Greek' star Jesse McCartney and Ezra Miller) are coming to get you when it comes to competition in the teen comedy category.
Kravitz -- yes, the daughter of Lenny and Lisa Bonet -- sat down with Moviefone to talk about 'Gonzo' (which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival), how hysterical the set was and what she loves about her hometown of New York.
1. How would you sell your movie, 'Beware the Gonzo'?
It's a high school movie about a kid obsessed with journalism -- Gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson. He really wants to be involved with the school paper. Gavin Reilly (played by Jesse McCartney) is the bad guy, the nemesis who won't let him sink his teeth into anything. So he starts an underground paper, starts a little revolution in the school with the misfits and unsung heroes in the school.
People have been saying they really like it. It's such a classic teen film. People love teen movies because everyone can relate. People were really laughing. It's weird because when you read the script, there were funny points I never really got, but when you see it all together, it really is funny.
2. If you had to pick two movies that combined would make up 'Beware the Gonzo,' what would they be?
We've gotten a lot of 'Pump Up the Volume,' and let me think ... there's a 'Breakfast Club' element when it comes to different cliques coming together. But it's no 'Breakfast Club,' because that's 'The Breakfast Club.' But it has that feel. Sometimes it was so hard because me and Ezra [Miller] get along so well, and it was laughing, laughing, laughing. And when you get a bunch of young kids in holding, waiting, sometimes we'd get crazy and have dance parties and just make it fun. It was like summer camp. Ezra is definitely one of the funniest people I've ever met in my life. He's hilarious.
3. What's your favorite thing about New York?
I was born in California, but I lived here when I was a baby, then moved to LA, but I've lived here for six or seven years now. I'm a New Yorker, I've paid my dues. [Laughs] Definitely Central Park. I went to high school on 78th street and Madison. We had this one bench where you knew if you weren't in class, you knew everyone would be there. Certain spots -- knowing the park like that, knowing your spots. I know if I get there, five of my friends will be there. That's the best.
4. What's your favorite movie set in New York?
Oh man, there's so many. I love 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.' 'Kids,' all those movies that capture New York life. The real New York. Not two 23-year-olds living in giant lofts in SoHo. It's like, 'No, that would cost 8 million dollars.' I went to high school here, so films that capture that vibe that's so specific and wonderful. There's a different side that may not be that interesting to people who don't live here. Like 'Kids' and 'The Wackness' ... I've lived that moment, but for people who don't live here, it might not mean that much.
5. You've got a great bunch of projects coming up, including 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' with Zach Galifianakis. What's he like on set?
Love him! He is actually really quiet. There was a moment when I first met him on set, I was like, 'He doesn't like me.' But he's just really quiet. He's one of the sweetest men I've ever met. So friendly, so normal, so funny -- but subtly funny and hilarious.