I would have written 'Monster's Ball' myself immediately," he said. Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live's new morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before! US Edition U. News U.
Special Projects Impact: Project Zero Impact: HuffPost Personal Video Horoscopes. We both agreed to be uninhibited with our bodies, so it wasn't just the woman who was being exposed, and we just said, 'Let's service these characters. Although this is the first time that Berry has appeared naked on screen, her body has long been a hot topic of debate.
When was the last time Julia Roberts was accused of "trading on her looks"? Berry is circumspect. But for me to really talk about that now is coming from a negative space, the space of a victim. What other people think has become very insignificant to me. I know - I know how I get there, and I know what I get and I know how I take decisions and that's really what's become important.
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The second daughter of a white Liverpudlian nurse, who moved to Cleveland, Ohio, after marrying a black American GI, Berry is now estranged from her father, who walked out on the porn excercise when she and her sister Heidi were still children.
She lived in both predominantly black and predominantly white neighbourhoods as a child, and her mixed parentage soon attracted attention. At times I've felt like I didn't fit into the white community, and at times I've felt like I didn't fit into the black community, but those moments of feeling a misfit don't compare to the knowledge I've gained. I don't see black and white in such a shallow way.
Berry began modelling at 16 and, after coming second in the Miss USA pageant, turned to acting. She followed this with roles in The Flintstones, Warren Beatty's political satire Bulworth Beatty remains a close friendand won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her portrayal of pioneering black American actress Dorothy Dandridge in A year later she she played Storm, a mutant who has the ability to control the weather, in the sci-fi hit X-Men.
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Now married to singer and composer Eric Bonet, and stepmother to his year-old daughter India, Berry's personal life has been turbulent. She survived a difficult three-year marriage to baseball player David Justice that was seldom out of the public eye.
Two years ago she pleaded no contest to hit-and-run charges after fleeing a car crash. She was sentenced to community service and settled a civil action brought by the other driver. Sustained by her "five tried-and-true friends", a close relationship with her mother and a strong sense of spirituality, Berry says that she is now as driven by her desire for a secure life for her family as by ambition.
I was struggling to know who I was and I now know. I want this. And she did have a fight on her hands to convince Forster that, despite her many glamorous roles in mainstream blockbusters, she could get down and dirty in a sparse, shoestring-budget film that veers from tender to shockingly brutal.
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Asked what an Academy Award would mean to her, in light of the years she spent struggling for recognition as a black actress in Hollywood, she bows her head.
When she looks up, her eyes are brimming with tears. Read Next. This story has been shared 78, times.
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