When Kravitz was asked if this was a nod to Kyle's sexuality, she answered in the affirmative.
Zoë Kravitz plays the role of Catwoman aka Selina Kyle in the new Batman film. In the DC comics, Catwoman is canonically bisexual. But this was never portrayed in the previous adaptations of the character onscreen played by Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway. Kravitz is changing this in her portrayal of the character.
In a recent interview with the Australian media outlet, Pedestrian, Kravitz clarified that she has indeed interpreted her character as bisexual. There are even instances in the film that is set to release theatrically on March 4, that seemed to be a nod to her sexuality.
In the film, Kyle works as a nightclub worker. Robert Pattinson has been cast opposite her as Bruce Wayne/The Batman, with whom she is shown flirting throughout. At one point, in the film, Kyle goes back to her apartment and calls out to her female companion named Anika as "baby." This indicates that the relationship they share is much more than platonic. When Kravitz was asked if this was a nod to Kyle's sexuality, she answered in the affirmative.
"That’s definitely the way I interpreted that, that they had some kind of romantic relationship,” Kravitz stated.
Additionally, the film director Matt Reeves has also confirmed Kyle's sexuality. Speaking to the same outlet he said, "In terms of her relationship with Anika, I spoke to Zoë very early on and one of the things she said, which I loved, was that [Kyle is] drawn to strays because she was a stray and so she really wants to care for these strays because she doesn't want to be that way anymore, and Anika is like a stray and she loves her. She actually represents this connection that she has to her mother who she lost, who was a stray anymore."
He also added, "So I don't think we meant to go directly in that way, but you can interpret it that way for sure. She has an intimacy with that character and it's a tremendous and deep caring for that character, more so than a sexual thing, but there was meant to be quite an intimate relationship between them."
Speaking about her character to Empire Online, Kravitz also said, "This is an origin story for Selina. So, it’s the beginning of her figuring out who she is, beyond just someone trying to survive. I think there’s a lot of space to grow and I think we are watching her become what I’m sure will be the femme fatale." She also explained how the reboot Batman film is not only impressive action and stunts but also has an emotional layer to the characters. "So it was really fun to work from that place," she stated.