Halle Berry Says Women Of Color Have Trouble Finding Roles

In a new interview with The Guardian, Halle Berry cleared up a certain misconception about women in Hollywood. Though it's often said that women have trouble landing roles as they get older, the actress claims that, for women of color, race remains a consistent hurdle, regardless of age.

"I’ve always had a hard time getting roles, being of color, so I’ve got as many available to me as I’ve always had," Berry told The Guardian.  "There's no difference for me. When I was 21, it was as hard as it is now when I’m 48. For me, it’s the same."

You could easily point to the Academy Awards to prove her point. Berry told the U.K. publication she was "disappointed" there were no black nominees for Best Actress at this year's Oscars. Though, she also explained the conversation extends far beyond the little gold man. "The quality and value of our work isn’t determined by an award," she told The Guardian. "I would like to see more of them recognized, absolutely, but we all need to find the win in the work, and doing our craft. The real win is when we’re not just selling stories of color, that people of color can be in everyday stories. Where we’re not saying: 'These are the movies for black people.'" [The Guardian]


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