Halle Berry talks about her beauty that once became a hindrance in her career
15 September 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Actress Halle Berry covered the latest issue of W magazine and she shared in her interview that her beauty did not always work for her advantage in her career.
The 50-year-old actress shared with the magazine, "Just because someone looks a certain way doesn't mean that they are spared adversity. Adversity does not discriminate." She noted that she was reluctant in playing roles that pertained to her being just a gorgeous girl. She said that early in her career, she took roles that did not rely on her physical attributes and she believes that was a good way to get credibility in the showbiz industry.
One of the breakout roles of Berry was the role of a “crack ho” in the movie of Spike Lee entitled “Jungle Fever.” However, she was originally auditioning for the part of a wife but she convinced Lee that she wanted to take on the role of the crack ho. She said that being able to play that role was an amazing way to start her career.
She also fought for her major role in “Monsters Ball.” Originally Lee Daniels did not want to see her audition because her looks made him think that she cannot take on the role.
Berry actually came from the world of beauty pageants before she ventured into acting. She shared more about the argument with Daniels, “With Monsters Ball, Lee Daniels didn't want to see me read. He was actually disgusted by the thought. He thought there's no way and my argument to him was, just because someone looks a certain way doesn't mean that they are spared adversity. Adversity does not discriminate.”
Her argument and her belief about playing the roles that are not dependent on her physical looks has reportedly made her craft her career and helped her make a mark in many ways.