Halle Berry has had quite a career, and it’s one that should be celebrated. But she has had a few missteps as any actor has, and she’s willing to own it.
Variety has run a lengthy feature about the career of Halle Berry, and it would be difficult to ignore the elephant in the room that is Catwoman. Released in 2004, the film went on to sweep the Razzie awards and to live on in infamy. It seems, however, that Berry definitely went in with the best of intentions, but she also knows when she started to feel unease.
“People said to me, ‘You can’t do that. You’ve just won the Oscar,’” Berry told Variety. “Because I didn’t do Jinx [A proposed spinoff film of her James Bond character], I thought, ‘This is a great chance for a woman of color to be a superhero. Why wouldn’t I try this?’”
“The story didn’t feel quite right,” said Berry. “I remember having that argument: ‘Why can’t Catwoman save the world like Batman and Superman do? Why is she just saving women from a face cream that cracks their face off?’ But I was just the actor for hire. I wasn’t the director. I had very little say over that.”
The rest is history as they say, and Catwoman will continue to live on forever.
Be sure to check out the rest of the interview for more information about her entire career.