Zoe Kravitz & Penn Badgley are now living together in a huge Williamsburg loft

Zoe Kravitz has been keeping it low-key for a while. Surprised? I am! Around the time that she was dating Michael Fassbender (fall 2010-spring/summer 2011), Zoe seemed eager to embrace the fame and squeeze what she could out of it. And then she started up with Penn Badgley and somewhere along the line she just put her head down and really started working. She’s currently promoting After Earth, that Will Smith & Jaden Smith movie (which looks horrible) and then she’s got Mad Max: Fury Road and Divergent coming out next year. To promote After Earth, Zoe has a nice little feature in V Magazine:

Zoë Kravitz never thought she’d become a major player in the big-budget film world. “I definitely always saw myself as a theater or an indie film actress, because those were the things I was always drawn to,” says the 24-year-old Williamsburg-based musician and rising star who has played roles as diverse as an underage, crack-addicted prostitute, in Neil Jordan’s 2007 thriller The Brave One, and a mutant, in last year’s X Men: First Class. “I just kind of assumed that those were the types of projects that were drawn to me too.”

But Hollywood has embraced her-—the child of two undeniably cool acts, actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz—and now studio execs are even adapting scripts to better suit the burgeoning star, as in the case of M. Night Shyamalan’s summer sci-fi action flick After Earth.

“The role was originally written for someone much younger than me, so I said I couldn’t do it,” says Kravitz of her character, Senshi, who lives in the future and travels back to Earth from another planet with her father and brother, played by Will Smith and his son, Jaden. “The whole movie takes place after Earth has become uninhabitable,” she says. “It’s pretty awesome.”

The elder and younger Smith rank equally high in Kravitz’s book. “There were moments that I was hanging out with Jaden and thinking, I can’t believe you’re 14, I have to check myself, like what I say to you,” she laughs. “He has so much personality and so much swag, he is so much cooler than I am. And he’s so handsome, I was always like, When you’re older, you know, we’ll hang out…Nope, that’s inappropriate, you’re 14.”

All jokes aside, there’s no mistaking that the fashion industry has courted Kravitz. She has served as muse and stylist to her good friend Alexander Wang, and recently she launched a new jewelry line for Swarovski. By utilizing her favorite colors and materials, found in Morocco, India, and Africa (where she just wrapped a six-month shoot, for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road), Kravitz wanted to “add some earth” to the brand’s beautiful and elegant crystals, she says. Perhaps big businesses can’t help but be attracted to her cool, easygoing aura after all.

“My mom’s whole thing was that she wanted me to wait until I knew what I really wanted. She’d always say, ‘Once you step into the spotlight, you can’t take it back.’” It seems Kravitz has taken that advice, but with a tiny grain of salt. Next up she’ll take a much deserved vacation in Brazil, with her live-in boyfriend, the actor Penn Badgley, before heading off to film her next big budget movie. “Gotta jump at it when you can,” she says.

[From V Magazine]

Yes, you read that correctly – Zoe and Penn live together. Apparently, they’re renting a loft in Williamsburg and Penn Badgley recently gave New York Magazine a tour of the place, saying: “Look at where I live. I mean, all of my friends live very much the way I do except for the fact that they have no money, you know what I mean? We all hang out, we do the same things, we all live in a similar way, and I happen to have this massive, beautiful apartment.” Which is super-cute considering that Penn also described his relationship with Zoe as “being in love, real, true, earth-shattering love.”

So, is it okay to love Zoe now that she’s not playing with Fassbender’s heart? (Or whatever happened there, I have no idea.) I like her more and more the further she gets away from Fassy. And I really love Zoe and Penn together. I’ll wish her well, but I think After Earth is going to be a box office disaster. I’m sure she won’t be blamed for that though.

Photos of Penn & Zoe in Miami in March, courtesy of Fame/Flynet, header photo courtesy of V Magazine.

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  1. Apples says:

    I would like to see the inside of their loft- very curious.

  2. brin says:

    I like their quirky low key style, they are growing on me as a couple.

  3. Tanguerita says:

    In the second to last picture she looks like Natalie Portman.

  4. Felicia says:

    I don’t have a strong opinion about her except that she’s absolutely gorgeous.
    I’m still more interested in Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet and what happened between them. lol

  5. marie says:

    I think they’re cute together..

  6. Anna says:

    He looks like a bum…which kind of suits him. He’s gone straight up Dan Humphrey, which is ironic, considering how much he’s resented the character.

  7. pfeiffer87 says:

    I like her hair short.

  8. smithtan says:

    In that second pic she looks just like her mom, it’s crazy

  9. clutch says:

    I feel she can do so much better than this. Glad shes happy but she belongs with that Irish prince who answers to the name “Fassbender”

  10. Vera says:

    I think Zoe is adorable, and I wish her well, but just a little off the subject, how does M. Night Shyamalan continue to get movies?

  11. truthful says:

    I actually like her and love her now, that she is away from FassyBaby..

    Its actually strange that she is an adult, I remember her mom and dad carrying her around, in a boho blanket around NYC.

  12. Carolyn says:

    Gosh I really like these two together!!!

    3 words that guarantee I won’t see a movie..M.Night Shyamalan. “The Happening” was truly awful.

  13. lucy2 says:

    She is looking more and more like her mom, especially in the first photo.

  14. Dee says:

    Wow, she looks so much like her mom.

  15. Dani says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t really ‘get’ her? Like, I’m indifferent about her all around.

    • mercy says:

      No, you’re not. She’s been designated as an ‘It girl’ since she was a teen and I liked her parents so I followed along, but there hasn’t been anything about her personality, look, or performances that have stood out for me. She and Penn seem like a good couple, though.

  16. Ms.Smurf says:

    I have a feeling that the relationship between her and the Fassdong was simply booty call whenever they happened to be in the same area code, and that they were also good friends who genuinely enjoyed spending time with each other.

    I think she’s cute with Bagdley (or whatever his name is)….they really do seem like they’re in love. I think this is the third post that’s been done on them since they got together. They seem really low key…maybe they’ll be the resident hipster couple who got together young and just stayed together. I love couples like that.

  17. LoL says:

    A Will smith movie a box-office disaster? Hmmmm

  18. RHONYC says:

    Williamsburg has officially jumped the shark. :-(

  19. Ellie66 says:

    I’m clueless about her other than I know who her parents are, she is cute (but damn she has horrid looking toes) lol!

  20. moon says:

    This is why I can’t afford anything in Williamsburg.

  21. m says:

    They are such a pretty couple.

  22. A says:

    She looks just like Lenny.
    I don’t see her mother in her looks at all.

  23. Agnetha says:

    She is so pretty, a great combination of her mom and dad. I had always hoped her parents would eventually get back together, they made such a great couple in theory, if not in reality.

  24. Beatriz says:

    The first time I saw her I thought she was absolutely stunning. But after having read a few interviews I find her to be so bland…plus her acting sucks.

  25. Jalie says:

    She’s super gorgeous! I thought she was too young for Michael (he looked like a perv with her) but she and Penn are an adorable couple.