Starring in the highly anticipated The Batman, the actors cover our Spring 22 issue.


” I was in competitive actor mode! I was like, ‘I wonder who else was out for that part?’ I knew a few people who had gone out and tested for it too so I was comparing them to you – as you do [laughs]. And then I felt really comforted by that too because I think you have really, really good taste and I knew The Batman was going to be different from the [superhero] films I’d seen before, and protected from being too… I don’t know, cheesy, you know what I mean? Superhero films can go so horribly wrong in general. But I think [the roles] are what both of us are looking for in terms of art and the artists that we want to be. I think you’ve done a really incredible job at navigating your career and working with up-and-coming directors, writers, and searching for things that interest you – and taking really big risks as you go. You make really bold choices as an actor. I’m honestly blown away by you when I watch your work. I’m like,‘ Oh, my God, Rob’s like a really good actor.’”

Not everyone is willing to scale the roof of The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel or, slathered in lube, slip into a latex bodysuit for the sake of fashion. Luckily for renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, Zoë Kravitz’s and Robert Pattinson’s desire to embrace the stranger things in life is what makes them so hypnotically electrifying. And, in all fairness, donning an unconventional ‘suit’ is something the two actors have become quite accustomed to lately…

Entering Gotham City as the new Catwoman/Selina Kyle and Batman – two of the most iconic fictional characters of all time – Kravitz and Pattinson take on their biggest roles to date in director Matt Reeves’ unique vision of the Gotham underbelly. It’s certainly hard to deny, as Kravitz goes on to mention, that superhero movies often go amiss. And that is probably why, with Batman’s various re-inventions over the decades, extended iterations of the vigilante franchise have often been met with skepticism. But if Kravitz’s and Pattinson’s unconventional oeuvre has anything to say about their taste for picking complex, unexpected roles that captivate, Reeves’ own interpretation of the DC comic book story is set for triumph. Covering our Spring 2022 issue, the two actors talk their first impressions of each other on set, what they look for in new roles, and how they feel about becoming the next Batman and Catwoman.

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Ellen von Unwerth
Editorial Director
Huw Gwyther
Entertainment Director
Erica Cornwall
Ella Bardsley
Art Director
Jeffrey Thomson
Zoe Fashion
Andrew Mukamal
Zoe Makeup
Nina Park at Kalpana using YSL Beauty
Zoe Hair
Nikki Nelms
Betina Goldstein at The Wall Group
Rob Fashion
Mobolaji Dawodu
Diana Schmidtke at Forward Artists using Dior Beauty
US Fashion Editor
Mikiel Benyamin
Props Stylist
Devin Kelly
1st Photo Assistant
Todd Weaver
2nd Photo Assistant
Ian Cush
3rd Photo Assistant
Tatiana Tate
Digi Tech
Aladdin Ishmael
Andrew Mukamal’s assistant
Juliana Bassi
Mobolaji Dawodu’s assistants
Nadiya Mazurczak and Edwin Mohney
Mikiel Benyamin’s assistant
Isabel Sanchez
Octavia Akoulitchev and Morgane Millot
Special thanks to
Warner Bros., The Hollywood Roosevelt, Rooz Eatery, Med Arbous, Diptyque, Aesop, Whispering Angel Wine, GT’s Kombucha, Carleen Donovan, Megan Moss, Clara Rea and Aurore De Bettignies