Halle Berry says lack of progress on racial diversity ‘heartbreaking’


Halle Berry, who was the first black woman to win the best actress Oscar, has spoken of her upset over the current row about racial diversity in Hollywood.

“It’s heartbreaking,” said Berry, who won the top prize in 2002 for her turn as a poor southern woman in ‘Monster’s Ball’. The actress added that she never imagined the door she opened would remain shut for the next 14 years.

“Honestly, that win almost 15 years ago was iconic,” said Berry at the Makers Conference in Los Angeles. “It was important to me. . . I believed in that moment when I said, ‘The door tonight has been opened.’ I believed with every bone in my body that this was going to incite change.’



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