Zoë Kravitz Almost Didn’t Use Her Last Name As A Career Move

Prior to being a household name, Zoë Kravitz‘s last name was known by the masses.

Being the only child of rockstar Lenny Kravitz, the 31-year-old actress is now thriving in a career of her own.

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Recalling to host Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast this past week, Zoë revealed how she attempted to leave her last name behind when she began to make a name for herself.

“Did you embrace your name or did you run from it?” he asked. 

“I thought about not using it,” she said of her last name. But instead, she decided to go by Zoë Isabella, the latter being her middle name. 

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“I kind of tried to do it, but it just like didn’t stick. People kept on forgetting,” Zoë shared. “No one was responding to this idea I had. I would tell my agent and it just wasn’t happening.”

But Lenny’s reaction was the tipping point.

“I also think I mentioned it to my dad at one point and I think I could feel that it made him a little sad,” she recalled.

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“So, yeah, I just kind of stuck with it,” she shared. “I did used to be really insecure about people just associating me with my family and now I love it—I’m so proud of them and it’s cool.”

Recently, the actress married Karl Glusman just last June. But when it comes to expanding her family, well, that’s entirely her business and no one else’s.

“A lot of people ask the question, ‘When are you gonna have a baby?’ or say things like, ‘When’s the baby?’ and I really get offended by people assuming that’s something that I have to do because society says so,” she revealed to Shepard. “Right now, I’m certainly not in a place where I think I’m able to do that just ’cause of work and also just, man, I don’t know, I like my free time.”

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