Lenny Kravitz Once Surprised a Young Zoë Kravitz by Introducing Her to Britney Spears

Chelsey Sanchez
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From Harper's BAZAAR

  • In a recent interview, High Fidelity star Zoë Kravitz talked about how she met Britney Spears for the first time when she was 12 years old.
  • The actress revealed that her dad, Lenny Kravitz, arranged the meeting, which just happened to coincide with Spears's iconic album cover shoot for Oops!... I Did It Again.

While talking about her role as Catwoman in the forthcoming production of The Batman, Zoë Kravitz also reminisced about the time she met Britney Spears when she was just 12 years old.

Kravitz recalled the momentous occasion to Variety. "She was the biggest star in the world when I was a kid, and I got to meet her," she said. "There's no one bigger than Britney Spears in a lot of ways. That was long ago, but 'NSync is still a big deal to me. Britney Spears is still a big deal to me."

She also revealed that her dad, Lenny Kravitz, was the mastermind behind the meetup.

"My dad surprised me. He was gone a lot on tour and all of that. So he was really sweet about when he would come into town to try and do something fun and surprise me, take me to Disneyland or whatever," she said. "Looking back it's like, I really just probably wanted to spend time with him and that's all I wanted. But [photographer] Mark Seliger, who's a dear family friend, was shooting Britney's ['Oops, I Did It Again' album] cover that day. I remember my dad taking me somewhere, not telling me where we were going, and then getting out of the car and going into this dark studio, and then looking and seeing this weird little set in the distance. As I got closer I was like, 'Oh my God, it's Britney. It's Britney Spears. She's right there.' And then got to take this picture. And then also at the time, didn't even realize that it was her album cover shoot and that it would, of course, become this iconic cover shoot. And yeah, it was very cool. It was very, very cool."

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