Zoë Kravitz re-creates her mom's 'Rolling Stone' shoot: 'Life imitates art'

Zoë Kravitz’s new Rolling Stone cover is not only stunning but also has a heartwarming backstory. The 29-year-old actress recreated a shoot that her mom, actress Lisa Bonet, did for the magazine 30 years ago while two months pregnant with Kravitz. 

“Technically,” Kravitz told Rolling Stone, “this is my second cover.”

It wasn’t exactly the same, however. Bonet took two photos in the same pose, one with a shirt on and one without. She wanted the topless photo to be featured on the cover, but it ended up tucked inside the issue, according to Kravitz. But the cover for the magazine’s November 2018 issue has been done the way Bonet had originally intended hers to be.

Kravitz posted the identical photos on Instagram with the caption, “Life imitates art.”

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Bonet was 21 when her photos were shot, and Kravitz will turn 30 in December. Despite that difference, the similarity between Kravitz and Bonet is striking. “Your mother’s child all the way,” one Instagram commenter wrote. 

So much like your mother,” another said.

In 1988, Bonet told Rolling Stone that “people think you’re hot if you’re on TV.” But to her, being hot meant being “nonconforming, not afraid, just be what you are and what you feel.”

In keeping with Rolling Stone’s “Hot Issue” tradition, Kravitz was asked to define the word.

“To me ‘hot’ means someone who’s vibrant and confident and comfortable with who they are,” Kravitz 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.”

When Rolling Stone read Kravitz her mother’s answer, she was blown away by how alike they were.

“We’re the same!” she exclaimed. “I’ve genuinely never seen her answer to that. She instilled that in me, I guess. That’s so cool.”

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Actress Lisa Bonet (L) and her daughter, actress Zoe Kravitz, arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags:ENTERTAINMENT) (VANITYFAIR-ARRIVALS)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Lisa Bonet (L) and Zoe Kravitz attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Lisa Bonet (L) and Zoe Kravitz attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Zoe Kravitz and Lisa Bonet arrives at the SAINT LAURENT At The Palladium at Hollywood Palladium on February 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Zoe Kravitz, Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz arrive at SAINT LAURENT At The Palladium at Hollywood Palladium on February 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Honoree Zoe Kravitz (L) and presenter Lisa Bonet attend the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for InStyle)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Lisa Bonet (L) and daughter actress Zoe Kravitz attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actresses Zoe Kravitz (L) and Lisa Bonet arrive to the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actresses Zoe Kravitz (L) and Lisa Bonet attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz attends The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL's Classic Revisited By Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld New York Exhibition Celebration at the Swiss Institute on June 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11: Actresses Zoe Kravitz (L) and Lisa Bonet (R) attend the 'Conan The Barbarian' World Premiere at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 17: Lenny Kravitz with wife Lisa Bonet and daughter Zoe at a press conference in Lincoln Center, NYC 1989 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
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