Halle Berry said seeing a black actress while raising a white mother was ‘important’ to her.
Halle Berry says having a black model in film and television was ̵6;very important’ for her growth and inspired her work.
The 54-year-old actress confirmed in a special clip from PBS’s documentary American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free that it remains ‘important’ for Hollywood to create content with a diverse cast.
Berry said her ability to find actresses such as Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge and Diahann Carroll when she was young helped with her rearrangement.
Role Model: Halle Berry starred in May 2019 in Hollywood, sharing that having a black model in movies and TV was ‘very important’ to her growth and a career inspiration.
She said: ‘I’m really trying to find pictures of black women or women that I can identify. Before, I remember seeing Lena Horne in ‘Stormy Weather.’I remember seeing Dorothy Dandridge in’ Carmen Jones’ and after a while I remember seeing Diahann Carroll in ‘Julia’ and that did it for me. Get rearranged ‘
‘Seeing Diahann Carroll star on the show and playing a beautiful educated nurse mom who is beautiful just rearranges me and it lets me know I am worth and I can turn to women who Look good every week Like the person I want to be when I grow up. ‘She added.
Berry continued that having a role model she could identify was critical while her white single mother Judith raised it.
‘I am a black child raised by white women, so I don’t have those pictures in my home. Finding them on television and through movies has become very important to me, ‘she said.
Oscar Winner: The 54-year-old actress won an Academy Award for Best Actress in March 2002 in Los Angeles.
Acting Role: Lena Horn starred in a scene from the 1943 musical Stormy Weather.
Oscar nominee: Dorothy Dandridge, who stars as Carmen Jones in the film adaptation of the 1973 film adaptation. Prof.
American Masters: How It Feels Being Free is scheduled for Monday.
The series tells the story of six women – Horne, Carroll, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson, and Pam Grier – have broken the entertainment industry that forbidden them to leave and see their movements as leading. In a contemporary movement, for example, it is #BlackLivesMatter.
The film features archival interviews and performances with six women, as well as original conversations with the contemporary artists they influence.
Rearrange her: ” Seeing Diahann Carroll star in the show and playing a mother, an educated nurse, who is beautiful just rearranged me, made me realize I am worth and I can. Turn to every week The woman who looks like I want to be when I grow up, ‘Berry added, referring to the actress who starred in Julia.
Alongside Berry, Alicia Keys, Lena Waithe, Meagan Good, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. Jackson all appeared in the documentary.
Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in the 2001 movie Monster’s Ball, and is the only black woman to receive the award.
The Ohio native made her directorial debut with the sports film Bruised, in which she also starred as the infamous mixed martial arts fighter Jackie Justice.
It premiered in September last year at the Toronto International Film Festival and will hit Netflix later this year.
Past performance: Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in the 2001 movie Monster’s Ball and was the only black woman to receive the award.