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