It’s been 12 years since Halle Berry became the first African American woman to win the Academy Award for best actress, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t get emotional when Lupita Nyong’o’s name was called during the 86th annual ceremony.
“I wasn’t as emotional as she was, obviously,” Berry joked to HipHollywood. “But, that makes me really happy when I see people like Lupita be given an opportunity to shine … and to feel like I was somehow apart of that years ago just makes me feel proud.”
And the 47-year-old actress is also proud to finally release her film “Frankie & Alice” about a 70’s go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder. Berry shot the film in 2008, was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in 2010, but still had a hard time getting distribution until now.
“It’s a hard film to get made because of the subject matter, but I just wouldn’t let it go,” explained Berry. “Then Lionsgate and CodeBlack films came along and I thought wow we have to put this out, and I’m so happy because it’s like my little baby.”
And Berry certainly knows a thing or too about that. She now has a 5 month old son with hubby Olivier Martinez, and says being a mother has certainly given her a new outlook on life. Check it out!
Frankie & Alice is in theaters April 4th.
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