Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American actress. Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama film Monster's Ball (2001), becoming the only woman of African American descent and the only woman of color to have won the award.
Halle Berry issued an apology late Monday night after she spoke about her desire to play the role of a transgender man in an upcoming movie after facing backlash online.
In an Instagram live interview on Friday, the Oscar-winning actress said she had been preparing for the role, but had not been officially cast. “[It’s] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man.
She’s a character in a project I love that I might be doing,” Berry had said. She added that she wanted to take a “deep dive” into “that world,” likely referring to the trans community.