You go girl!
I love Halle Berry. I just adore her. She tells it like it is and she’s unapologetic about it. She’s a late bloomer, she had her both children in her 40’s and she’s not ashamed of her career choices.
Her poor career choices some might say, but not my girl. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. Her 2004 movie Catwoman is widely accepted as a box office flop and one of the most terrible movies ever made, but she had something other else to say at the Matrix Awards where she was actually honored with an award.
Well, in a nutshell, she earned a shit ton of money from that movie, and bucket full of experience. And she still loves that movie.
I met so many interesting people that I wouldn’t have met otherwise. I got to learn two forms of martial arts and I got to learn what not to do, and learning what not to do is as important as learning what to do,’ she said. ‘And I got that gift, and I got a s***load of money that changed my life.’ Said Berry in her speech.
And I admire that!
Not that many women would have the balls to say that at loud. Cause you know…. Everybody works for money. And since being in Hollywood for quite a while, Halle like so many actresses had to fight to get the roles. Not just good roles, any roles. It’s a tough business, and a girl needs to get what she’s offered.
But let’s put the money to the side. She’s actually admitting that she learned something from that movie. Skills and emotional/rational reasoning. How about that? And I’d be the first to admit that it was not the best film in her career, but even if she took the role solely for the money, I’d be more than happy to applaud her.
Why wouldn’t she? It was a comic book adaptation, it had great cast and it came out one year after X2, AKA one the best X-Men movies ever. She and her agent were probably thinking that she could continue the box office success of X2 who earned more than 400 million dollars at the box office. It didn’t but who cares?
Besides she was in the middle of her second divorce during the production and premiere of the movie, and clearly she needed the money. Oh and I’m really happy that she’s not ashamed to say it.
Everybody needs money right? And not like she’s the only one in Hollywood with epic film flops.
So… In conclusion. You go girl!