Halle Berry: 'I Don't Think I'll Ever Get Around My Academy Award'

Halle Berry: 'I Don't Think I'll Ever Get Around My Academy Award'

The Frankie and Alice star on her new film and her favorite role.

Published April 4, 2014

Twelve years after winning the Oscar for Monster's Ball, Halle Berry is back with another award-worthy performance in the indie drama Frankie and Alice. Berry, who was nominated for a Golden Globe award for the part, plays a '70s-era go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder in the film. Her "alters" include an elderly white Southern racist and a precocious young girl named Genius.

We sat down with Berry to talk about her new film, which solidifies her status as one of the pre-eminent actresses in Hollywood. Berry also opens up about her role as a Black cinema icon, and the burden that carries. "I don't think I'll ever get around my Academy Award," Berry says matter-of-factly. "It was such a huge accomplishment for me personally and for our industry, that I would never want to shed that contribution to the Black community. Of course, I would like to be seen as just an artist. But to notice that I'm Black? That's a good thing, and I'm not ashamed of that in any way."

Plus, the A-list actress also indulges us in a little game where she looks back on her favorite roles from her long resume, and gives us the scoop on a possible B.A.P.S. sequel.

Check out our exclusive interview with Halle Berry below, and see Franklie and Alice in theaters starting April 4.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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