Halle Berry is black.
In a recent interview, Halle Berry discussed the difficulty she still faces in Hollywood as a black woman. “I shouldn’t have had to try so hard to be considered because of my color— it should be on my acting merit,” she said. Movie producer Brian Grazer responded to allegations that he tuned Berry down for a role because she is black by saying, “Halle is a fine actress, but she was wanting to play Queen Elizabeth. Some movies are under historical constraints, which can put racial restrictions on certain roles.” Grazer concluded with, “Halle can’t be too mad. I promised her a role in the next rap movie I do. Maybe 8 Mile part II: Blacks Rap The Best.”