When it comes to action movies, there aren’t many actresses who can pull off kicking villains in the nuts before leaping across rooftops like an alleycat on acid. However, two Oscar-winning stars of the action genre, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie, have provided a few films where they trade in dramatic roles for flips and spins as the hero we never saw coming. Sure, there are exceptions to their offerings like Catwoman, which stunk worse than week-old kitty litter. And Angelina didn’t necessarily cast a spell over audiences with her turn in The Eternals. But maybe they’ll have better luck together. As it’s being reported that they will star in and produce the action film, Maude v Maude. And sadly, the movie doesn’t follow a battle royale between Maude Findlay and Maude Flanders.
Over the weekend, Halle Berry posted a photo on Instagram and Twitter showing herself drinking wine on a balcony in the nude. The dream! 56-year-old Halle captioned it, “I do what I wanna do [kiss emoji].” Most of the responses to Halle’s photo were positive and/or pervily appreciative. But one Twitter user/proud “anti-feminist” (so, misogynist) @ShadayaKnight, took issue with Halle’s gift to the world. Complex reports that he accused her of “posting nudes for attention in menopause”. Halle hit back with this: “Did you guys know the heart of a shrimp is located in its head?” Honestly, no, I didn’t. Thanks, Halle!
Two carpets, both alike in dignity
(In fair Hollywood, where we lay our scene),
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil shoes make civil rugs unclean.
It’s crazy how those words by William Shakespeare are still as true today as they were in 1996 when we finally understood them thanks to Baz Luhrmann‘s Romeo + Juliet. And this morning, as the sun rose over the detritus of last night’s Oscars celebrations, one carpet emerged victorious and unblemished by the unsightly stains of blood and mud and whatever it was that Fine Ass Jonathan Majors had in his tiny silver sipping cup. For reasons we may only understand after Baz makes a movie about it, after weeks of torrential rain, the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences decided this was the year to break with a 64-year tradition and pull the Red Carpet out from under our feet in exchange for a Champagne Industrial Rug. For revenge, Florence Pugh could barely be bothered to dress for the big event so she just brushed her ponytail to the front and grabbed a beige duvet cover out of the dirty laundry for the Oscars, saving her pink comforter for the Blue Carpet at the Vanity Fair after party.
Halle Berry takes no shit when it comes to dealing with her career shortcomings, chaotic lazy Susan of failed relationships, messy co-parenting battle, or being related to Sarah Palin. But she DID end up eating absolute shit last week when she tried to take the stage for a speaking engagement at a charity event. She rallied and got the job done despite a probably bruised ego, and later proved she doesn’t take herself too seriously when she posted a video compilation of the forceful spill from several angles.
Halle Berry did an interview for Vanity Fair’s career timeline series and reflected on several past roles, from 1989’S Living Dolls all the way up to her most recent film/directorial debut, Bruised. She also discussed the iconic critical bomb Catwoman and winning the 2004 Razzie for Worst Actress. Halle explains that everybody takes themselves too seriously, and she wanted to accept the award in person and be “a good loser.” She says, “I had a great time and then I set that thing on fire.” That’s right, Halle torched her Golden Raspberry! Continue reading
Halle Berry Broke Two Ribs While Filming Her Directorial Debut And Never Pressed Pause On Production
Halle Berry stars in and makes her directorial debut on the Netflix MMA fighter movie, Bruised, which comes out on November 24. Halle promoted the movie in a cover story for Entertainment Weekly, and what was also bruised was her body, because on the first day of shooting she broke her ribs. And then she rubbed some dirt in it and got back on the field–and Halle finished the movie.