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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast [LIVE] — Halle Berry (‘Bruised’)

Halle Berry, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast, which was recorded in front of students at Chapman University, is a Hollywood trailblazer — a great actress who was one of the first Black Bond girls, who was the first Black comic book-movie superheroine and who remains to this day […]

Halle Berry Talks Biggest Challenge in Directing ‘Bruised’ and the Appeal of the Sports Drama

At its fourth annual Celebration of Black Cinema and Television on Dec. 6, the Critics Choice Association will present its Career Achievement Award to Halle Berry, 55, who, 20 years after becoming the first (and still only) Black woman to earn the best actress Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball, has just embarked on […]

Halle Berry, H.E.R. Discuss the Power and Perseverance of “Automatic Woman” From Netflix’s ‘Bruised’

Long before Halle Berry approached H.E.R. about writing “Automatic Woman” for Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised, the actress was drawing deep inspiration from the singer-songwriter’s music. Berry felt so passionate about H.E.R.’s 2016 song “Focus” that she posted the entire song — in three parts — on her Instagram account, she says in an exclusive discussion […]

Halle Berry Inks Multi-Film Partnership With Netflix

Having just premiered her directorial debut, Bruised, on the service, Halle Berry is putting down roots at Netflix. The multihyphenate has entered into a multi-picture partnership with the streaming service that will see her star in and produce Netflix feature films. The news comes just a week after Berry’s Bruised dropped on the service, where, […]

How Halle Berry Helped Co-Star Shamier Anderson Land a Role in ‘John Wick’ Franchise

Canadian actor Shamier Anderson has Halle Berry to thank for a big break — in more ways than one. Not only did Berry cast Anderson, whose credits include Syfy’s Wynonna Earp and Apple TV+’s Invasion, in her directorial debut, Bruised, she also helped set him up with a role in John Wick: Chapter 4. The […]

Halle Berry on Tackling Directorial Debut ‘Bruised’: “One of the Biggest Challenges of My Career”

Bruised, following a disgraced MMA fighter’s return to the ring amid the unexpected return of the young son she gave up, premiered at Hollywood’s AFI Fest on Saturday night with star and first-time director Halle Berry. In what she told The Hollywood Reporter was “one of the biggest challenges of my career,” Berry trained for […]

Netflix’s New Releases Coming in November 2021

Black Western The Harder They Fall, Halle Berry’s Bruised and the final season of Narcos: Mexico are among the highly anticipated movie and TV titles set to release on Netflix in November. With an all-star cast including Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo and LaKeith Stanfield, the Jeymes Samuel-directed and Jay-Z-produced […]

Halle Berry Comes Out Swinging in Trailer for Directorial Debut ‘Bruised’

Netflix released the first trailer for Halle Berry’s upcoming directorial debut Bruised on Thursday. Written by Michelle Rosenfarb and produced by, among others, Basil Iwanyk (John Wick, Sicario), the story follows Berry’s Jackie Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter who has a fall from grace and leaves the sport. Working as a cleaner and with a […]