Halle Berry said that seeing black actresses raised by a single white mother was “critical” for her
Halle Berry shared that acting as a black role model in the film and television industry was “very important”
The 54-year-old actress insisted on getting an exclusive edit for the upcoming PBS documentary “American Masters”, which is still “critical” for Hollywood to create content with diverse actors.
Berry said her ability to look up to actresses such as Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge and Diahann Carroll when she was young helped to “renew Arrange” her.
Role model: Halle Berry was released in Hollywood in May 2019. She shared that having black role models in movies and TV was “very important” to her growth and provided career inspiration
She said: “It’s really hard for me to find pictures of black women or women I can recognize. Early on, I remember seeing Lena Horn in “Stormy Weather.” I remember seeing it in “Carmen Jones” To Dorothy Dandridge. Then soon I remembered seeing Diana Carroll in “Julia” and it just rearranged me.
“Seeing Diahann Carroll as the protagonist of the show, playing a mother, she is a nurse, educated, very beautiful, just rearranged me, it made me realize that I am very Value, I can turn around and see a woman every week, just like the person I want to be when I grow up,” she added.
Berry went on to say that having her own recognizable role model is especially important under the care of her white single mother, Judith.
“I am a black child raised by a white woman, so I don’t have these images in my home. Finding them in TV and movies has become very important to me,” she said.
Oscar winner: The 54-year-old actress won the Oscar for Best Actress in Los Angeles in March 2002
Starring role: Lena Horne appeared in the 1943 musical “Stormy Weather”
Oscar nominee: Dorothy Dandridge, who played the opening role of Carmen Jones in the 1954 film adaptation and also influenced Berry, who later played the role in the biopic Oscar nominated actress
“American Masters: How to Freedom” is scheduled to premiere on Monday.
The series tells about Horne, Carroll, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Greer (Pam Grier) How these six women broke through the cold war in the entertainment industry, they shut them out, and regarded their enthusiasm as the pioneers of modern sports, such as #BlackLivesMatter.
The film features interviews and archival performances with all six women, as well as original dialogues with contemporary artists they have influenced.
Rearranged her: “Seeing Diahann Carroll as the star of the show, playing the role of a nurse, educated and beautiful mother, she rearranged me, which made me realize that I am valuable , I can go for help every week, Berry adds: “A woman who looks like the woman I want to be when I grow up”
In addition to berries, Alicia Keys, Lena Waithe, Meagan Good, and Samuel L. Jackson
Berry won the Oscar for Best Actress for her outstanding performance in the 2001 movie “Monster’s Ball” and is the only woman of color to receive this award.
The Ohio native made her debut in the sports film “Breised” (Breised), in which she also played the incompetent mixed martial arts fighter Jackie Justice.
“Scar” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, and will be shown on Netflix later this year.
Historic performance: Berry won the Oscar for Best Actress for her work in the 2001 movie “Monster’s Ball” and was the only woman of color to receive the award