Halle Berry covers ALMA Magazine February 2011 Issue!
Halle Berry covers the February 2011 issue of Alma Magazine.
Although the article is in Spanish… I’ll translate an excerpt for you… thanks for google. hehe!!
here it is
The recently released Frankie & Alice is the first actress after starring in Things We Lost in the Fire (2007). In the film portrays a dancer who fights against multiple personality disorder. It has already been nominated for Golden Globe and her performance has earned good reviews as it ranks as a serious Oscar contender. Again.
ALMA MAGAZINE: Your character in this film has three personalities. Must have been quite a challenge. How did that role to his hands?
HALLE BERRY: It’s a fascinating story that comes from long ago. When I was Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, a friend told me about the real life of the dancer in the early 70′s. What struck me most is that it was African American and had developed a personality of a southern white woman and racist. Guauhhhh! (Laughter) The other personality is that of a girl of seven years. But that being black was xenophobic shocked me. And as an artist, to be part of this was a supreme challenge.
AM: The scenes of their characters often take several minutes, how was working with director Geoffrey Sax?
HB: One of the first things we talked about was about what I could make the character more than the psychological disorder. We wanted to add simplicity in these changes. I watched hours of videos of people suffering from this disease. It’s amazing how they change from one moment to another, without your own and without much drama. We said ‘let’s do it real’ as if it were a documentary. And we adhere to that idea. With this character would have been easy to overact.Geoffrey took care to keep that profile low.
A.M.: It is not the first time that a personage realises who lives to the limit, there is something interests to him particularly in those characteristics?
H.B.: Basically the personages interest to me who somewhat are tortured by the life. (Laughter) In certain form I am related to them. Treatment to always give the best thing of me. I have a species of reserve to support it. I like the idea to be able to interpret tormented personages but who can grow and coexist in this way. They are not victims. It is good for seeing the emotions appear, how they change with that circumstance, even if it is of most terrible. It is good for knowing that you can improve, that you can learn a lesson while it beams like also you see when it in the screen.
A.M.: How it chooses the projects? , there is something in particular in which it pays attention?
H.B.: He is always the personage. If there is something different in him when I am reading the script, it interests to me. If it sounds to well-known, then there are times in that not even I finish the script. After Monster’ s Ball, during six months at least, sent all the scripts to me that circulated around Hollywood in which she appeared a southern and mistreated afronorteamericana woman. They were magnificent, but it had done already them. It looked for something different, and it is necessary to say that I received some critics for that reason. My objective is not to classify to me and to assume what supposes a challenge for same me.
A.M.: No longer she is a girl, it thinks that it is changing in Hollywood the perception to make films with very young actresses mainly?
H.B.: I believe that what has changed is that there are women in Hollywood who are returning again to have ideas. Nonfodder that Hollywood is changing to do a hollow to us, the women that we are becoming majors, or to the women that do not consider guapísimas, in agreement with the prevailing criterion there. We are returning to have ideas and I myself, for example, I am beginning to produce my own projects. In my opinion, the audacity to assume risks, desire of producing different things, that is what it is becoming.
A.M.: Still it wishes to realise a film on Angela Davis?
H.B.: Yes, but in Hollywood there are things that long time costs to obtain that they become reality. They can happen up to five years before being able to get to realise an idea. In addition, I have my race of actress, about whom also I must think. One takes much in obtaining that all embroider, until a study says ahead that or until you can reunite all the financing. I never appear to the studies with my ideas immediately, but before I must find the financing, and that has been its time.
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