The recipient of numerous accolades, actress Halle Berry opened about the period after winning the best actress Oscar for her role in ‘Monster’s Ball’ and becoming the first African American to receive Academy Award, in a recent interview with Variety.
As known, Berry made history in 2002 by bringing this highly prestigious award to her home; however, the actress stated that she could not find she expected following the Oscar.
The ‘Gothica’ actress expressed that she thought it was largely because there was no place for someone like her, and added:
“I thought, ‘Oh, all these great scripts are going to come my way; these great directors are going to be banging on my door. It didn’t happen. It actually got a little harder. They call it the Oscar curse. You’re expected to turn in award-worthy performances.”
Berry, who also received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award throughout her acting career, mentioned the disappointment she experienced after the Oscar night:
“It’s one of my biggest heartbreaks. The morning after, I thought, ‘Wow, I was chosen to open a door.’ And then, to have no one…”
Then the actress criticized the decisions of the committee regarding that the women of color, and concluded her words as follows:
“I question, ‘Was that an important moment, or was it just an important moment for me?’ I wanted to believe it was so much bigger than me. It felt so much bigger than me, mainly because I knew others should have been there before me and they weren’t.”
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