For Rolling Stone’s November issue, dubbed “The Hot Issue 2018,” Zoe Kravitz recreated mom Lisa Bonet’s iconic photo shoot for the magazine’s May 1998 issue.
Bonet was two months pregnant with Zoe at the time, and for that year’s “Hot Issue,” the original nude shot she took was replaced with an image of her wearing a white button-down. The nude photo appeared instead on the magazine’s inside pages.
“I think she was a little bummed when they used the shirt picture as the cover,” Kravitz told Rolling Stone. “I think she just thought, ‘I’m doing it, let’s do it!’”
To honor her mom, Kravitz chose to do the nude cover shot her mother originally wanted. She shared images of the two shoots, hers and Bonet’s, on Instagram, captioning it, “Life | imitates | art”
The 29-year-old actress was shot by photographer Zooey Grossman and discussed in the interview what “hot” meant to her.
“To me, ‘hot’ means someone who’s vibrant and confident and comfortable with who they are,” she said. “Young Mick Jagger. Aretha Franklin. When somebody allows themselves to be who they are unapologetically—and they’re a good person—that’s really hot.”
Bonet was asked the same question in 1988. Her response was, “People think you’re hot if you’re on TV. To me, hot means uncompromising. It means nonconforming, not afraid, just be what you are and what you feel.”
Kravitz, daughter of Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, said she was excited to participate in the annual issue. She also paid tribute to her dad, wearing his mom’s (her grandmother) feather boa, in a subtle nod to the musician’s boa-and-platform-boot style.
“I’ve kind of stayed away on purpose from referencing my parents, because I’ve been just trying to create my own identity. But I feel like it’s a good time. I feel comfortable in my own skin. And it’s nice to do that homage to them,” the actor says. “Because I love them! They’re my parents!”
You can pick up Rolling Stone’s new issue on newsstands November 2.
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