Halle Berry doesn’t regret doing Catwoman

Catwoman: the story behind the sinking film with Halle Berry
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“I got one of the biggest salaries of my life, and there’s nothing wrong with that!”

Halle berry is on the cover of the new issue ofEntertainment Weekly to talk about his first achievement, Bruised, which will be released in the United States in November. The star of X-Men returns there on his career, on his tops (his Oscar for In the shadow of hate, in 2001) as much as her flops: for example, she perfectly assumes having been the heroine of Catwoman, from Pitof (Vidocq), in 2004. When the film received murderous reviews and she won a Razzie Award for the worst actress for this role, she actually came to pick up her prize, not at all upset by this “honor”. “I got one of the biggest salaries of my life, and there’s nothing wrong with that!, she exclaims about this experience. I don’t want to say to myself, ‘I can only do price movies. What does an Oscar role mean? ‘”

Catwoman: the story behind the sinking film with Halle Berry

Last year, the actress had detailed to Digital spy the reasons – other than her salary – which pushed her to agree to play Catwoman. “It was very disappointing (not being able to shoot a solo film about Jinx, his character in the James Bond episode Die another day, in 2002, editor’s note). It was an idea too far ahead of its time, no one wanted to bet money on a black action heroine. They wanted to be sure that they would make a profit from it. However, we were there to do it. (When I signed for Catwoman), people would say to me: ‘You can’t do that, come on, you just won an Oscar!’ I couldn’t turn Jinx, so I thought, ‘Here’s a great chance for a woman of color to be a superheroine. Why not try ?’ Well, the story was not so good … (Sharon Stone played the big bad and the plot revolved around a cosmetics company, editor’s note) I remember we had an argument about it: ‘Why can’t Catwoman save the world? Why is she only there to save women from a harmful face cream, which damages their skin? ‘ Finally, I was only the actress of the film, not the director. I had no say in it. “

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