In that interview she talks about her passions for great stories.
What I had forgotten these few years is that Halle Berry is a good actress. I am saying this because the only time we get to hear now about her is when there is something going on in her personal life. Whether it is when stories come out of her marriage to Olivier Martinez or reports of their many fights with her her ex Gabriel Aubrey. Some people out there might only know her through the X men franchise or through all the tabloids junks, but, put aside her drama filled personal life, you will discover that Halle is an actress of immense talent. She has played interesting characters throughout her movie career and she clearly does not shy away from sensitive subjects. And this is what I particularly like about her.
In that interview, talking about the way she chooses her movies she states that she often goes for difficult and complicated characters, be it someone who has to overcome tremendous grief or a character that has a deep and compelling story to tell. What gets her going she adds is the fact that she gets to bring to life a story and gets to experience things that she may not have to deal with in her own life.
I take great pleasure reading or seeing interviews in which actors get to talk about their love for the cinematic craft. Articles in which they get to talk about things that matter to them the most when reading a movie script. It seems nowadays that movie stars no longer give honest interviews or shy away from giving their opinions on certain subjects for fear of being lambasted by the politically correct police.
Moreover, it seems that journalists and interviewers are more interested in movie stars personal lives and most of their questions revolve around it. What actresses or actors do, no longer matters. It is what they are wearing and who they are sleeping with that seems to be of great concern for many. Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy my daily fix of crunchy gossips and there is a section on this website that is entirely dedicated to celeb news.
The point I am making is: emphasis should be made on asking deep and thoughtful questions during interview and very rarely do I come across a really good interview. I may have not searched the internet well enough or looked through professional magazine about cinema but this is what it appears to be.
As far as Halle berry she is the victim of the negative publicity she got from her fights with her ex and this overshadows, what she has accomplished as an actress. This 10 minutes interview made me revisits some of Halle’s movies and for those who aren’t familiar with Halle Berry’s work, here is a list of a few of Halle Berry’s movies that should keep you entertained.