Halle Berry Apologizes for Considering Role as Trans Man, Realizes She Made a Mistake
Halle Berry has issued an apology statement after she spoke about her desire to play the role of a transgender man in an upcoming movie.
The Oscar-winning actress did an interview on Instagram Live this weekend and talked about the role she was presented recently.
“[The role is] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man. She’s a character in a project I love that I might be doing,” Halle said.
After “guidance and critical conversation” over the past few days, Halle says she understands she should not take the role.
“Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I’d like to apologize for those remarks,” Halle said. “As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.”
She added, “I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera.”
Halle isn’t the only actress who has faced a similar casting controversy.
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